Tuesday, August 7, 2012

VIDEO: Martha Seabury Launches In Lunenburg

After two years of work, the Martha Seabury is now in the water. The schooner is one of two being built by Dawson Moreland and Associates along the Lunenburg Waterfront. Hundreds of people showed up to watch the boat get christened and launched into the water. Captain Daniel Moreland says its a great moment for Lunenburg.

The 48-foot schooner still needs lots of work before it can sail including rigging and installing masts. During the launch, Lunenburg mayor Laurence Mawhinney shared one of his favourite nautical verses before the vessel hit the water.

The schooner is owned by Hollywood actor Billy Campbell and named after his grandmother. He says it make sense to name the vessel after someone he loved.

The Martha Seabury is expected to sail down the coast to Newport for a boat show in September.