Category: Nova Scotia

Fourth-Generation Sail-Maker Michele Stevens & Making Sails for the Bluenose II

[Open Access] In which D&T publisher Kim Werker goes for a sail and encounters the largest sewing project she’s ever seen: the mainsail of the iconic Bluenose II. Kim spoke with fourth-generation sail-maker Michele Stevens about her career, and about how she and her team made sails so large they had to be laid out (in halves!) in the Lunenburg, NS, community centre.

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No Grey Mittens

[Open Access] Cynthia Levy’s father insists that grey mittens are bad luck; it’s a maritime superstition extending back through generations in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. This essay is best enjoyed with a hot beverage and a cozy blanket.

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