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Engine room of a fishing trawler, pre-1949

Engine room of a fishing trawler, pre-1949
Steam and diesel engines became more widespread during the early portion of the 1900s and allowed trawlers (also known as draggers) to replace schooners on the Grand Banks. These vessels were larger, stronger, and more efficient than schooners and allowed crews to fish in almost any kind of weather.

Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (e002713141).

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