Watercolour of French fishing boats, ca. 1830
France was one of the earliest European nations to engage in the Newfoundland and Labrador migratory fishery. It dominated the industry throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.
Artist unknown. “French Fishing Boats.” Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (Acc. No. R9266-554.12) Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana.