Salt Shovel

Salt Shovel.
A beech wood shovel used in the migratory fishery to spread salt over dressed fish. Found at the Ferryland archaeology site, it may have come from one of the 17th-century vessels sunk in the harbour. Although the shovel's precise date is uncertain, it falls somewhere between 1600 and 1800.
Courtesy of the Archaeological Unit, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland.

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