The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is in one of Canada's largest "historic districts," incorporating much of Lunenburg's historic waterfront and buildings with a schooner, the Theresa E. Connor, and a trawler, the Cape Sable. Lunenburg has been closely associated with the fishing industry since the mid-18th century, and it was also an important shipbuilding centre. The museum complex interprets the history of Nova Scotia's fishing industry through exhibits and demonstrations of traditional skills like lobster trap making and boat building. The museum and its associated historic buildings are open to the public from early June to mid-October.