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Photo: Grand Bank Fishing Boats Newfoundland

Fishing boats line the wharf of Grand Bank, Newfoundland as fishermen discuss business on the dock above amongst the crab pots.

Grand Bank is a unique fishing community located on the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland, Canada. It is very likely that fishing boats entered this town as early as 1640 and fishing has remained a great part of the livelihood of Grand Bank, Newfoundland ever since.Cod was the main catch for the fishermen in the early years and there was so much of it that people built themselves bigger schooners. The harbour of Grand Bank would fill up everyday with fishing boats as a majority of the fish were caught right in the harbour.Grand Bank, Newfoundland soon became a well known fishing community and boats would venture for miles to these waters. Soon fishing became the local trade and it was then shipped overseas for profit. For many years the schooners trolled the waters near Grand Bank until a fish processing plant was built in 1955. Trawlers then replaced the schooners and fishermen spent many hours out in the waters for the daily catch. ... continue below the picture...


Grand Bank Fishing Boats Newfoundland

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Grand Bank Fishing Boats Newfoundland
Photo of fishermen milling around the dock in the town of Grand Bank in the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland, Canada.

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... When visiting Grand Bank, Newfoundland today, you will still find many types of fishing boats in the harbour. Some of them are simply for pleasure while others still head out everyday in search of different types of shellfish.Grand Bank, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada, North America.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED, aperture of , exposure time of sec. on ISO , as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was .

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Grand Bank Fishing Boats Newfoundland
Fishing boats line the wharf of Grand Bank, Newfoundland as fishermen discuss business on the dock above amongst the crab pots.
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Rolf Hicker
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