Cross Currents

Cross Currents: 500 Generations of Aboriginal Fishing in Atlantic Canada offers an overview of First Peoples' fisheries in the region from 11,000 years ago to the present day.

The Cod Rush

The Cod Rush: The European Fishermen, 1497-1763 profiles the experiences of European fishermen from the arrival of Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) to the end of the French regime.

Swales and Whales

Swales and Whales: Atlantic Canada's Sea Mammal Harvest takes a look at the history of the seal and whale hunts in Atlantic Canada, showing how they were influenced by the hunters, their technology, and social, economic and environmental factors.

Possessions

Possessions: The Material World of Newfoundland Fishing Families presents a selection of possessions from Newfoundland outport families of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

A Lobster Tale

A Lobster Tale: The Lobster Fishery of Prince Edward Island looks at the history of the lobster fishery in Canada's smallest province from 1870 to the present day.

The Lure of the River

The Lure of the River: Sport Fishing in New Brunswick profiles the development of this recreational activity from its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century to 1940.

Nova Scotia Motor Fishing Boats

Nova Scotia Motor Fishing Boats surveys the traditional characteristics, methods of construction, and regional differences of the Nova Scotia boats.

Lifelines: Canada's East Coast Fisheries - 
Photograph:  S. Hammel
LIFELINES | Cross Currents | The Cod Rush | Swales and Whales |
Possessions | A Lobster Tale | The Lure of the River | Nova Scotia Motor Fishing Boats

Lifelines: Canada's East Coast Fisheries

The Cod Rush
The European Fishermen, 1497-1763
The Cod Rush: The European Fishermen, 1497-1763

Exhibition Produced by
the Canadian Museum of Civilization


Prologue
 
The Cod Fishery, a Great Adventure
 
Fishing In Distant Seas
 
Cod
 
Newfoundland
 
The Fisheries, 1500-1763
 
The Fishing Community
 
Fishing Concessions And Colonies
 
The Fishermen in Times of War
 
The Fight For Fishing Grounds
 
Conclusion "My Kingdom for Cod"
 
Epilogue



 
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