Lunenburg in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
The Labrador Whaler Anderson Bros.
Alexander Anderson won at the International Exhibition in London a medal and diploma for a full rigged dory and whaleboat, and later, was awarded a medal and diploma at the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893 for a full rigged whaleboat. He worked as a boatbuilder for 50 years, 30 of them in partnership with his brother Michael.
In 1883 Messrs. M. & A. Anderson built: 40 Labrador whalers, 12 vessel boats, 10 skiff boats, 3 shore whalers, 70 dories, and 1 whale boat of 14 tons. The Anderson boats were always painted white with a red inch bead around the upper boards.
Location. 44° 22.544′ N, 64° 18.651′ W. Marker is in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in Lunenburg County. Marker is on Bluenose Drive just from King Street, on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lunenburg’s Fishing Industry Since 1940’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Lunenburg’s Fishing Industry 1870’s - 1940’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Lunenburg - Home of the Bluenose & Bluenose II (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town Lunenburg Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); “…for those in peril on the sea.” (within shouting distance of this marker); Rum Running (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lunenburg’s Fishing Industry to the 1870’s (about 150 meters away); Lunenburg’s Shipbuilding Tradition (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lunenburg.
More about this marker. This marker is located on boardwalk next to the water.
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 293 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.