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

Nova Scotia Motor Fishing Boats
Nova Scotia Motor Fishing Boats

Text and Photographs by David Walker


Prologue
 
From Power Motor Launch to Cape Islander
 
From Hesitant Acceptance to Rapid Adoption
 
From "Putt-Putt" to "Purr"
 
How? Who? and Where?
 
Variations on the Cape Islander Theme
 
A New Material Brings New Ideas
 
The Wheel Turns - Cape Islander to Cruiser



 
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