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Highlighting the Ingenuity of the Past: Wooden Boat Museum Project to Recreate Innovative Motorboat and Hoisting System

Nearly a century ago, a group of innovative and resourceful Winterton, Trinity Bay fishermen lived and fished seasonally on Newfoundland and Labrador’s rugged Baccalieu Island. However, the details of how they maintained this incredible venture from the 1920s to the 1940s, their community motivation and the ever-present dangers involved were nearly lost to the sands of time. Not surprisingly, only a few descendants remain who can recall the stories. Luckily for us, researching and ...

Stages & Stories

The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador (WBM) changed the format a little this year for its yearly conference and annual general meeting. The 12th annual event took place on Sept. 13–15 and began on Friday evening at the Winterton-based museum with a meet and greet. On Saturday, the festivities moved down the Trinity Bay shore to the nearby community of New Perlican for a day of food and fishing heritage. Delegates and participants got to take a ride in a traditional ...

Wooden Boat Museum Unveils New Exhibit

The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador in Winterton recently unveiled a new exhibit, entitled Evolving Traditions: People, Place and Wooden Boats. The new exhibit is a representation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s diverse boatbuilding heritage and provides a window into the character of the people and the places they belong. The popular Trinity Bay museum underwent an interior makeover over the winter involving the installation of the new exhibit, as well, changes were ...

Keeping Traditions Afloat: The Wooden Boat Museum Celebrates 20 years

The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador (WBMNL) is dedicated to safeguarding the skills and knowledge of wooden boat builders. More than a museum, we document, celebrate and transmit our wooden boat heritage and explore the role of wooden boats in shaping the cultural identity of our province. This year, the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador is celebrating 20 years of dedication to preserving, commemorating and transmitting this knowledge. Located in Winterton, ...

Wooden Boat Heritage 2016

The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador recently hosted a series of successful events in St. John’s and Petty Harbour

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.

Creating Art from Wood

Building-supply store salespeople look at Alex Howse kind of odd sometimes. They’re not sure what to think when he asks for the knottiest piece of pine board they have. But then, Alex is no ordinary lumber buyer. The 70-year-old builds model boats and often needs small pieces of wood that posses a natural curvature and wood surrounding knots has that intrinsic feature. For larger curved pieces he does the same as many regular boat builders — he finds crooked trees to cut. Those ...

WBMNL to Hold Annual Conference in Harbour Grace

The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador will be holding its annual Wooden Boat Conference in Harbour Grace on September 11-12, 2015. This year there will be several exciting events including a new “Heritage Skills Challenge” and the museum wants you to participate. Sign up as a team of six and take part in our relay challenge: knit a net, tie a whiff, haul a lobster pot, scull a punt and row a punt. Don’t worry, if you don’t know how to do any of those things, there...