Matching Articles"Seal Hunt" (Total 5)

  • The commercial spring seal hunt was one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most dangerous and demanding industries in the 19th century.
  • As seals became more difficult to harvest, Newfoundland outfitters turned first to larger sailing vessels and then to wooden-hulled steamers.
  • Some of Newfoundland and Labrador's best-known and most destructive disasters occurred during the era of Responsible Government.
  • A look at the 1914 Sealing Disaster, when 251 sealers died in two simultaneous disasters involving the SS Newfoundland and the SS Southern Cross.
  • How the 1914 sealing disaster impacted the lives of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, and the government's response to the tragedy.