The bright red buildings of ADAMS & KNICKLE LTD. are a historic part of Lunenburg's waterfront. The company has been a part of the famous port for 115 years (since 1897). In the early years, the company, located at 170 Montague Street, was an exporter of salt fish. Today it fishes for deep-sea scallops.
Founded in 1897 by Harry W. Adams and Captain Alexander Knickle. Today the company is in its third generation of ownership.
Located on 97 Kaulbach Street, the LUNENBURG ACADEMY was built in 1804-1895. The two-storey wooden building has a mansard roof and four towers adorn the building, in one of which there is a large bell weighing over 600 pounds.
In the interior, ceilings are of white wood and floors are birch.
The Academy is still used as an elementary school.
Located at 81 Cumberland Street, ST. JOHN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA was established in 1753 with its first days beginning in a simple Meeting House structure.
After a devastating fire on November 1, 2001, St. John's was literally reduced to ashes and not much was left of it. I looked at the pictures of the burned out shell of the Church and thought how awful and sad it must have been for the community.
It has been completely restored (2005) to its former glory. St. John's is Canada's second oldest Protestant Church and one of the finest examples of Carpenter Gothic architecture. Features traditionally rendered in stone are interpreted in wood. I thought it was a simply amazing structure.
Located at 138 Montague, the LUNENBURG OUTFITTING CO. was started by William Duff and built between 1879 & 1890. The company vessels carried salt, molasses and other imports from the West Indies to Canada. But, their specialty was in outfitting vessels.
Lunenburg Outfitting Co. acquired it in 1917. Then in 1943 it became a part of Adams & Knickle Ltd.
Favorite thing: The streets of Lunenburg are very beautiful and easy to walk around, so do walk around and enjoy the atmosphere. Also, the town is small so you will not get lost. These photos are taken during a leisure walk around town.
The visitor center can be found at the top of the hill at 11 Blockhouse Hill Rd - Lunenburg B0J 2C0, tel: +1-902-634-3656.
Fondest memory: Next to the centre is a campground.
You will find town maps through town. Free maps can be picked up at the visitor centre.
Public Toilets are at the harbour and the Visitor Centre.
Favorite thing: One of the most scenic area at Lunenburg is the waterfront area long Bluenose Drive. You can see the beautiful Lunenburg Harbour with its boats, wharf, houses etc.
Favorite thing: When you are heading out of Lunenburg, the scenery is of gentle green rolling hills with cattle farming. Generally, Nova Scotia is rather flat in terms of geography.
Favorite thing: Because part of the economy of Lunenburg is farming, you will see some traditional farm houses here, especially those traditionally painted in area like the one shown in this photograph.