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The White Fleet

The White Fleet

Flanker Press
Paperback
2013-10-18

1771172363
9781771172363

24.00 CAD

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The Portuguese White Fleet, whose name derived from its vessels’ white hulls, is an important part of Newfoundland and Labrador history. Gaspar Corte-Real’s followers had been fishing off the Grand Banks for more than 400 years, but it was not until the 1900s that Portuguese fishermen began persecuting the North American cod fishery in force. When these ships made calls to St. John’s, the sailors and fishermen became a prominent part of the city’s way of life. However, the year 1955 marked the end of an era for the Portuguese White Fleet when Canada began to protest foreign overfishing and exploitation of its fishery. Following a bitter international dispute over territorial fishing grounds, the last ship of the White Fleet left St. John’s on July 23, 1974. The White Fleet by J. P. Andrieux is a pictorial history of the centuries-long relationship between the Newfoundland and Portuguese fisheries.

Filled with hundreds of black-and-white photographs that provide an amazing insight into the everyday life of the Portuguese dory-fishery, the life and work onboard the dory-schooners, the ships seeking shelter in Newfoundland harbours, the interaction of the dory-fishermen with local residents, the strike of the dory-fishers in 1974, and a number of other topics.-- The Northern Mariner --

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