Cumberland County Heritage Network Society

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Blacksmithing at the Age of Sail Heritage Centre

Last Friday (June 6th) I was delighted to have the opportunity to watch Mr. Kerwin Davidson, a New England blacksmith at his craft at the Age of Sail of Sail Centre in Port Greville, Nova Scotia. Mr. Davidson has been a blacksmith for some 15 years, having learned the craft from his uncle who is considered to be a master blacksmith in the New England area.

The forge, seen here is an authentic Confederation era forge that was used in Port Greville, and was rebuilt by the Centre as part of their extraordinary exhibit. I wish to thank Age of Sail of Sail Centre and Mr. Davidson for allowing us a peek into a truly wonderful and all but lost art form.

1 comment:

  1. Do you know if he's going to be there again, or was this a once-only thing? I'm really interested in this stuff and didn't see anything on the Age of Sail website.


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