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We’ve Got a Full House

It’s been a busy year at Snyder’s Shipyard and not showing any signs of slowing down as 2017 unwinds. We currently have all four slips full with fishing vessels from all over Nova Scotia in for upgrades and refits.  ...

Introducing the Sadie Rae, a New Fishing Boat by Snyder’s

We’re just about ready to launch ‘Sadie Rae’, a new fishing boat that we’ve built over the past several months. She is 39’4″ long x 25′ wide and will be used primarily for lobster as well as many other types...

History of Snyder’s Shipyard stretches back almost 150 years

by Peter Simpson/ South Shore Breaker (published February 21, 2017) Nova Scotia’s fishermen obviously place their trust in the folks at Snyder’s Shipyard. The Dayspring shipyard has built 225 new boats and refitted, repaired or restored hundreds more, including Bluenose...

‘Theodore Too’ Leaves Home, Headed for New Job in Halifax

May 25 (2016) was a day of mixed emotions as one of our ‘babies’, Theodore Too, left us after its extensive refit the past few months. He disappeared into the fog after leaving our wharf en route to Halifax where...

Time-Lapse Video, ‘Theodore Too’ Launch

  The famous replica tugboat Theodore Too was launched into the Lahave River from Snyders Shipyard at Dayspring this morning. The vessel has been at our marine slip over the winter for a refit. This time-lapse video condenses the launch...

Leaving Home – ‘Theodore Too’ Refit is Complete

Theodore Too is leaving home. The famous life-size replica of Theodore Tugboat,  the central figure in a children’s television series that deals with life learning issues, will launch from Snyder’s Shipyard early on the morning of May 20 after an extensive...

Departure Day for ‘Grand Dad’s Caress’

It was a big day at Snyder’s Shipyard with the departure of the newly completed lobster fisherman Grand Dad’s Caress. She was launched April 20 and, since then, the finishing touches have been made to make her ready for the wide...

‘Theodore Too’ Update

We’ve been planking Theodore Too this past week, a process that includes traditional wood plugs and oakum caulking. He’s looking good! Theodore Too Refit Updates: Nov. 27, 2015 March 4, 2016 March 18, 2016 April 23, 2016...

Theodore’s Refit Update

Spring is in the air and the work on Theodore Too is moving along. He’ll be ship-shape soon!...

Launch Day for ‘Grand Dad’s Caress’

On this beautiful morning in April we launched, ‘Grand Dad’s Caress‘, a 44′ 11″ long, 26’ wide Nova Scotia lobster boat....