The name Vokey has played quite a pivotal role in Newfoundland
shipbuilding throughout many generations. First, starting in the small
(now resettled) community of Little Harbour, to, in later years, having
larger operations by different Vokey families
located in Trinity.
Over the years the Vokey family adapted to the
changes in the shipbuilding industry, from starting out building the
traditional wooden boats many years ago, to building state of the art
fiberglass and steel vessels in the past decade. Although the family was
able to keep up with the changing times, due to the demise of the cod
fishery most of the Vokey family is no longer building boats and have
turned to other trades to make a living.
Throughout this section you will be able to view
photos and video, listen to audio and read articles which will bring you
from the early days of the Vokey era up until the most modern ways of
building large vessels.