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

Swales and Whales
Atlantic Canada's Sea Mammal Harvest
Swales and Whales: Atlantic Canada's Sea Mammal Harvest

Exhibition Produced by
the Canadian Museum of Civilization


Prologue
 
Hunting Seals and Whales
 
Whales (Cetacea)
 
Whaleships and Whaleboats
 
Whaling Weapons
 
Fat and Bone
 
Fuel, Fashion, Food and Fertilizer
 
Thar! She Blows!
 
To Catch a Whale
 
Harps and Hoods (Phocidae)
 
Crushing Ice
 
"Into the Fat"
 
Rendering Oil
 
Rendering Profits
 
Rural Self-Reliance
 
The Seal Hunt Controversy
 
Lost



 
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