Jean Belliveau Boat - Stella Maris

Want to join us in making a difference? The BELLIVEAU COVE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (BCDC) is raising money to purchase this magnificent vessel - STELLA MARIS.  She is a 36' replica of a 17th c. Dutch Royal Class vessel, built by the late Jean Belliveau of Belliveau Cove, Nova Scotia.

Valued at $288,000, the hand-carved artwork alone has an appraised value of  $71,000. While Jean could not realize his dream of sailing this vessel, he spoke often of his desire to share it with the community.  As a result, the BCDC has entered into a 5-Year Purchase Agreement with the family of the late Jean Belliveau to acquire the vessel at an agreed upon price of $65,000.

The acquisition of the STELLA MARIS is part of a larger vision of the BCDC. Working in partnership with the Municipality of Clare, the vessel will be a showcased as a feature item at a proposed on-site tourism experiential centre at the Joseph and Marie Dugas Municipal Park in Belliveau Cove, Nova Scotia.

Your personal donation will help make an impact towards acquiring this vessel, thus ensuring its preservation, while honouring the expert shipbuilding craftsmanship of Jean Belliveau. 

Thank-you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so very much to the preservation of the shipbuilding expertise that is part of the fabric of not only Belliveau Cove, but of all of Clare, Nova Scotia. 


BELLIVEAU COVE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION is a Certified Charity operating in Belliveau Cove, NS
CRA: 889840799RR0001 

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Belliveau Cove 
Concession, NS
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically tax deductible in Canada.