Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada is a town on the south shore of the province, on the western shore of Mahone Bay, about an hour’s drive from Halifax.
One of the oldest settlements in Canada, it was first an Acadian/Indian village,but was established as “Lunenburg” in 1753, with the original settlers being mostly Germans from the southern Rhineland, Swiss and French Protestants.
The town was designated a UNESCO World,
Heritage Site in 1995 ,because of it’s unique architecture and civic design, being the best example of planned British colonial settlement in North America.Over the years it became an important deep-sea fishing port, and shipbuilding centre. It’s yards produced the finest fishing schooners, notably the famous Bluenose, as well as detailed replicas of historic ships,such as the Bounty.
Taken in October 2007
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