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1914 Sealing Disaster

The Newfoundland and Labrador spring sealing fishery was far more hazardous than any other local fishery at the turn of the 20th century. Sealing ships would steam or sail into the dangerous ice floes off Newfoundland and Labrador’s coast where large masses of ice and sudden blizzards - ...

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The Project

I have always believed that the best way to move forward is to truly embrace our past. In recent years, a central thread in our province's historic tapestry has been misunderstood and often misrepresented. Through sheer necessity, those who have made a
home on these coasts
–going back to the
earliest Aboriginal...

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A Story of Change explores multiple chapters of the seal fishery including its contributions to the permanent settlement and economic development of Newfoundland and Labrador. It highlights the discomforts and dangers inherent in the spring seal fishery and the courage exhibited by Newfoundlanders and Labradorians trying to support their families and communities.   more