Boat Building in Winterton; Trinity Bay; Newfoundland
Mercury Series. Cultural Studies 80
188 pages; 126 photographs; paper
English 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 attemps to describe the dynamics and functions of boat building within the context of the community's social, economic and natural environment. This study focusses on three essential aspects: design, construction and use.