Canada: NOVA SCOTIA: Boat Boom

In the little shipyards that line the coast of Nova Scotia, builders are busier than they have been since the days of wooden ships and iron men. Now, as 70 years ago, saws screech through oaken timbers and pine planking; middle-aged craftsmen, wielding adzes, cut keels so that they look as though they had been planed. U.S. yachtsmen and game fishermen set off the boom. They had discovered that Nova Scotians could still build stout, trim sailing craft, besides modern power boats—and build them cheap.

Class of 42. At Mahone Bay, 58 miles...

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