The buildings in the historic fishing village of Battle Harbour in Southern Labrador are not the only things which needed renovated, the fishing boats which have been pulled ashore have also been refurbished. In the early 1770's, a company by the name of John Slade and Company of Poole, England started a commercial fishery which served as an entry place for Newfoundlanders in the fishing industry.The fishery became a main source of income for many people and after 1820, the community grew as many made Battle Harbour their permanent place of residence. Fishing boats lined the wharves and schools and churches were soon erected. The company sold the fishery in 1871 and the new owners continued to run the fishery smoothly until 1955. Once again, the fishery was sold and the operation continued up until the onset of the 1990's when the inshore fishery rapidly declined and residents starting looking elsewhere for homes.The Battle Harbour Historic Trust took over ownership and restored the village, along with the remains of any fishing boats, making Battle Harbour the popular tourist attraction it is today.Old boat hauled out near the wharf on a foggy evening in the historic fishing village of Battle Harbour situated on Battle Island at the entrance to the St Lewis Inlet, Viking Trail, Trails to the Vikings, Southern Labrador, Labrador, Atlantic Canada, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/11.0, exposure time of 13/1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 43mm.
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