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Fishing Village of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Canada

Beautiful Lunenburg – located 6 miles (10 km) south of Mahone Bay Village – is atop a small peninsula in Southwest Nova Scotia. Brightly painted 19th century wooden houses run along the main waterfront; the most outstanding collection includes a range of architectural styles including Gothic towers and pillars to sweeping verandas and spiral artwork.

The appearance is decidedly European. Dormers located atop the houses – affectionately known as the “Lunenburg Bump” – reveal German and Swiss influences. Protestants moved here in 1753 and founded Lunenburg; shortly after, they began building an impressive collection of ships originally intended for fishing. Nowadays, the town makes as much money on tourism as it does tourism.Continue