Schooners with punts, n.d.
Only Newfoundland fishers who possessed schooners, jack boats or bulleys were able to travel north to participate in the Labrador fishery during the 1800s. The Labrador fishery served two purposes: it provided a use for sealing vessels in the off season and allowed fishers from bays where the cod stocks were depleted to still earn a living.
Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 24.02.022), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.