Matching Articles"Fishery: Seal" (Total 16)

  • Southern Inuit traditionally hunted seals in the spring, making use of the meat for food and the skin for boots. Pictured here is a harp seal.
    Culture, traditions, and the livelihood of the Southern Inuit of NunatuKavut
  • Sealers spent up to 12 consecutive hours on the ice, often walking long distances across unstable ice pans.
    The commercial spring seal hunt was one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most dangerous and demanding industries in the 19th century.
  • The SS Diana was one of the first specially built sealing steamers.
    As seals became more difficult to harvest, Newfoundland outfitters turned first to larger sailing vessels and then to wooden-hulled steamers.
  • The steamer SS Adventure anchored at Fort Chimo (Kuujjuaq), Ungava Bay, 1909
    In the years before 1914 generally rising prices (including prices for seal products) helped make the Newfoundland economy comparatively buoyant.
  • The richness of Newfoundland and Labrador's marine resources encouraged a pattern of coastal settlement during the 19th century.
    Newfoundland and Labrador's physical environment greatly influenced the ways settlers made a living during the 19th century. The richness of marine resources encouraged a pattern of coastal settlement and made the cod and seal fisheries central to local economies. In contrast, the relative scarcity of good soils and other terrestrial resources made large-scale farming operations impractical and discouraged year-round habitation of interior spaces.
  • At the beginning of the 20th century the L.S.P.U. was the most successful union in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    Until well into the 20th century, Newfoundland's primary economic activity was in the fisheries.
  • Brigs were a type of sailing vessel used in the seal fishery in the 1800s.
    The first sealing vessels from St. John's sailed to the ice in 1793. Following their successful expedition, the sailing seal fishery expanded rapidly.
  • Harp seal pups are also known as Whitecoats, named for their fuzzy white “coat” of hair which is shed within three weeks of birth.
    The bulk of seals taken annually in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and off the eastern coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador are Greenland seals, or harps.
  • Used by sealers in their primary role as fishermen.
    Seal Fishery: Equipment, Techniques, Products--Natural Environment--Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web
  • A small Newfoundland and Labrador owned motor vessel hunting for seals in 1972.
    Although the sealing industry was in decline at the turn of the century, Newfoundland companies continued to fit out steamers for the hunt.
  • Seal Fishery: Hunting Methods--Natural Environment--Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web
  • Activity cycle of a subsistence household in rural northeastern Newfoundland.
    Background on the seal fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador, including history, resources and natural environment.
  • Brown felt compelled to tell the story or she would get no peace of mind.
    An introduction to the papers of writer Cassie Brown (1919-1986) dealing with her work Death on the Ice and the 1914 sealing disaster.
  • The Great Fire of 1892 burned down most of St. John's in just 12 hours and left 11,000 people homeless. The disaster prompted the Newfoundland and Labrador government to restructure the city's fire departments.
    Some of Newfoundland and Labrador's best-known and most destructive disasters occurred during the era of Responsible Government.
  • The wooden sealing vessel SS Newfoundland left St. John’s for the North Atlantic ice floes in March 1914.
    A look at the 1914 Sealing Disaster, when 251 sealers died in two simultaneous disasters involving the SS Newfoundland and the SS Southern Cross.
  • The sealing vessel SS Bellaventure arrived at the port of St. John's on 4 April 1914 with 69 dead sealers stacked on its deck.
    How the 1914 sealing disaster impacted the lives of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, and the government's response to the tragedy.