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Trawler ready for launching, Port Arthur, Ontario, 28 September 1917

Trawler ready for launching. Port Arthur, Ontario, 28 September 1917
The industrialization of Newfoundland and Labrador's fisheries during the 20th century dramatically changed the way fishing people in the province worked and lived. Increasingly efficient gear allowed fishers to harvest unprecedented amounts of cod and other marine resources, while large trawlers and longliners replaced less-powerful schooners, dories, and punts.

Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (R5434 C-002545).

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