Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Wooden Boat Building Workshop
The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s hosted a Wooden Boat Building Workshop from May 14 to 18 at the community’s marina.
Participants learned traditional boat building skills from master boat builder, Jerome Canning, as well as president of the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland, Jim Dempsey.
The workshop was meant to serve as a way to transfer traditional boat building skills to participants, as well as build a new regatta fleet for the town. The dories built in the workshop will ...
Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region Exemplary Service Medals
Sixteen members of the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region were recently awarded Exemplary Service Medals and Bars at Government House in St. John’s.
The awards were presented by the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador on behalf of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada and Honorary Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard.
The Canadian Coast Guard Exemplary Service Medal is part of the Canadian ...
Saving the World’s Rarest Marine Mammal
WWF-Mexico recently conducted fishing gear tests at the Marine Institute’s flume tank facility. The tests featured a new net design that is aimed at reducing harm to vaquitas — the world’s rarest marine mammal. With a population of only 30 animals, vaquitas are critically endangered and on the brink of extinction.