Fishing boats at Newfoundland, 1822
The Newfoundland and Labrador cod fishery struggled to remain profitable following the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. Fish prices dropped, competition increased, merchant firms struggled to stay solvent, and fish workers watched their earnings disappear.
Drawn by L. Francia. “The Newfounldand Cod Smack Called Dogger.” From Charles de Volpi, Newfoundland: A Pictorial Record (Sherbrooke, Quebec: Longman Canada Limited, ©1972), 18.