FREDERICTON – New Brunswick is donating four pieces of lumber to the restoration of the schooner Bluenose II.
The pieces will be used for the construction of the ship’s main mess hall table.
The wood includes pieces of Eastern white cedar and Tamarack Larch, a section of sugar maple and a 2.4-metre piece of balsam fir, New Brunswick’s provincial tree.
The pieces came from Ridge Cedar Ltd. of Keswick Ridge and Devon Lumber of Fredericton.
The Bluenose II was launched at Lunenburg, N.S., in 1963.
Nova Scotia’s restoration of the vessel began in July 2010 and is expected to finish this summer.
Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly spelled balsam fir.