Boat Building in Winterton, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland
By David A. Taylor
April 2006, ISBN 978-0-660-19599-5
Mercury Series, Cultural Studies 80
188 pp., 126 illustrations, 17 x 24 cm, paperback
The construction and use of inshore fishing boats is a distinctive and integral part of the culture of Newfoundland. Historically, the building of boats is one of the oldest traditions of material culture on the island.
This work is a study of the living tradition of boat building in the community of Winterton, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. It describes the dynamics and functions of boat building within the context of the community’s social, economic and natural environment. The book focuses on three essential aspects: design, construction and use. Lavishly illustrated, this book is a practical guide for boatbuilding enthusiasts and a valuable resource for scholars.