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

Cross Currents
500 Generations of Aboriginal Fishing 
in Atlantic Canada
Cross Currents: 
500 Generations of Aboriginal Fishing in Atlantic Canada

Exhibition Produced by
the Canadian Museum of Civilization


Prologue
 
Introduction
 
13 000 Years Ago: A New Land on the Horizon
 
10 000 Years Ago: An Ancient Landscape
 
6 000 Years Ago: Atlantic Canada Emerges
 
Fishing At Sea
 
Sea Mammals
 
A Spring Walrus Hunt in the Magdalene Islands
 
Fishing on Rivers And Estuaries
 
Freshwater Fish
 
A Late Summer Day on the Tracadie River
 
Fishing Between Tides
 
Saltwater Fish
 
Life on the Tide: A Winter Camp in Passamaquoddy Bay
 
A Meeting of Two Worlds
 
The Beothuk: A Culture in Transition
 
Traditions in a Changing World
 
The Porpoise: Fuelling an Economy
 
Changing Times, Changing Technologies
 
Today's Fishery: A Crisis in Atlantic Canada
 
Prophecy



 
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