Cousins Evan and Nick Densmore raised the masts of their 24-metre wooden schooner Katie Belle

About 200 people gathered in Parrsboro, N.S., Saturday afternoon to celebrate the milestone of the mast raising on a schooner hand built by two cousins. Evan Densmore said seeing the masts go on the ship he spent five years building made him appreciate why historically the step was so important for shipbuilders and communities.  “Traditionally when you put a mast on a boat it kind of makes it into something living, there’s going to be sails,” he said.  “I’ve always known, I’ve drawn it, I’ve measured everything, I’ve planned the whole lift but when you actually see them on there, it’s wow, it actually completes the boat.” Read the article here, and view photo gallery 10:10

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