Shipbuilding has gone through some major changes over the past 200
years. From wood to fiberglass, oars to state of the art diesel engines,
shipbuilding has found its way into the 21st century. With a
changing fishery it was inevitable many of the shipbuilders would have
to evolve to keep up with the demand of the today’s fisherman.
Gone are the days when men would spend their winters
hauling timber to build their vessels. Today’s shipbuilders use the
most modern of tools and material, getting them shipped from all over
the world to compete in the shipbuilding industry and to create the most
up to date vessels as possible.
In this section you will find
written documents, photos, video and audio which will allow you to see
first hand the changes in the shipbuilding industry over the years, as
well as the different methods of shipbuilding used around the province