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Ladysmith Maritime Society – Maritime Heritage and Harbour Tours

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Discover Maritime Heritage with the Ladysmith Maritime Society

Ahoy, Ladysmith community!  It’s that time of the year when we throw open the doors of our maritime haven and welcome you to a day filled with nautical wonders. Join us on Monday, 19 February 2024, from 10:00 am to 03:00 pm, as we share the maritime heritage that makes our town truly special.

Heritage Boat Restoration Introduction

Step into our award-winning Heritage Boat Restoration program at “The Car Shop” on 16 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith. Get up close and personal with our ongoing restoration projects, including the almost-completed overhaul of the Sudbury, a motorized tug tender gearing up for the 2024 season.

Meet “Dorothy’s” original Dinghy

The beautifully restored sailing vessel “Dorothy,” originally completed in 1897 was re-launched in 2023. This historic project created quite a stir in Ladysmith and in the world of wooden boats and has been nominated for the 2024 Classic Boat Awards.  Witness the beginning of the restoration journey for “Dorothy’s” original dinghy.

Heritage Fleet Stories

Delve into the fascinating tales behind each vessel in LMS’ Heritage Fleet through our award-winning videos. These captivating stories unfold the history, restoration process, and personal experiences with these magnificent maritime artifacts.

Maritime Garage Sale

Woodworking enthusiasts, don’t miss our maritime garage sale! Find that perfect mallet or chisel while browsing through a treasure trove of maritime paraphernalia.

Conversations Over Coffee

Engage in delightful conversations with our “Car Shop” volunteers while sipping on hot coffee or tea and treating yourself to a delicious cookie.

Free Harbour Tours on the “Kirkegaard”

Embark on a maritime adventure with free harbour tours departing from the public boat launch at the Fisherman’s Wharf boat ramp (837 Ludlow Road, Ladysmith Harbour). Tours are scheduled at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 01:00 pm, 02:00 pm, and 03:00 pm. Due to high demand, please book in advance by emailing [email protected] with the subject line “Harbour Tours.” Each tour accommodates a maximum of 10 passengers on a first-come-first-served basis.

Event Details:

– Date: Monday, 19 February 2024

– Time: 10:00 am – 03:00 pm

– Venues:

– “The Car Shop” – 16 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, BC

– The boat ramp / “Kirkegaard” – 837 Ludlow Road, Ladysmith Harbour

The Ladysmith Maritime Society looks forward to your presence!  See you there for a day of maritime discovery and community companionship!


February 19
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Ladysmith Maritime Society
250 268 4542
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“Car Shop”
616 Oyster Bay Drive
Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1A7 Canada
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250 268 4542