A Wooden Boat Weekend
The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador held its annual Wooden Boat Conference in Harbour Grace on September 11-12, 2015. This year there were several exciting events, including a new heritage skills challenge, which involved participants knitting a net, tying a whiff, hauling a lobster pot, sculling a punt and rowing a punt. Other events included lectures and boat building demonstrations. The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador is located in Winterton, N.L.
Another Successful Wedgeport Tuna Tournament
From 1935 to the mid 1960s, Wedgeport was once the sport tuna fishing capital of the world.
What attracted the bluefin tuna close to the shores of Wedgeport was the abundance of feed, making the Tusket River and the Tuna Rip excellent tuna fishing grounds.
Rod and reel tuna fishing began in 1935 when Michael Lerner, accompanied by his guide Tommy Gifford, were told there were plenty of tuna off Wedgeport. Many fishermen made fun of him but he managed to convince Évée LeBlanc to bring ...
Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium
The mission of the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium is to foster curiosity about local marine life and inspire action toward personal and global sustainability through display, interpretation and direct action. At the end of the Aquarium’s season in October, all of the creatures on display are released back into the ocean.
Photos by Danielle Hoddinott and Jennifer Oake.
Men of Steel: New Merchant Marine Exhibition at Railway Coastal Museum
The Railway Coastal Museum, located in St. John’s, N.L., recently opened a new exhibit titled The Deep Sea Schooners and Newfoundland’s Merchant Sailors. This exhibit was a joint-project between the museum and the Newfoundland Association of CN Pensioners, with the research done by the museum’s collections manager, Annette Hurley.
Photos by Jennifer Oake.
Fish, Fun, Folk and Helly Hansen in Twillingate
It’s hard to believe that what may appear to be just an ordinary t-shirt at first glance can be a thing of extraordinary construction complexity.
But that’s exactly what Damien Etchaubard and David Finlayson from Helly Hansen explained to several Canadian journalists, including yours truly, in Twillingate, Newfoundland on July 24 and 25.
It was part of a two-day event, sponsored by Helly Hansen, attended by four journalists — one each from Newfoundland, Quebec, Manitoba and British ...
World Oceans Day Events
June 8 is officially recognized by the United Nations as World Oceans Day. Each year, an increasing number of countries and organizations mark this day as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea. World Oceans Day raises awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help to protect it.
Thousands of leading aquariums, governments, conservation organizations, schools and individuals around the world ...
Long Hard Winter
Fisherman in the Shippagan and Lameque areas of New Brunswick had to endure a harsh winter and late spring as shown in these recent photos.