1989 Beginning

We moved to Canada in the summer of 1989 from the island of St Maarten. Our home was in Big Pond on the Bras d’Or Lake. We had a three year old who needed to experience a small boat so a Nutshell pram seemed like a good project.

The supervisor examining the completed craft

Built out of exterior plywood and coated outside and inside with epoxy resin, we built the sailing and rowing version and sewed the sail ourselves. It was fun to sail.

The maiden voyage