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Before Fibreglass, Wooden Boats of Newfoundland and Labrador Exhibit will be displayed at the Long Point Lighthouse in Twillingate for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
The exhibit tells the story of Newfoundland and Labrador’s wooden boats from prehistory to current day, changes made to the boats and reasons why these changes occurred.
The exhibit consists of 26 storyboards, 10 technical panels, boat building tool display, boat models, and artifacts. A portion of the proceeds from the agreement between TITA and the WBMNL will be donated to the Isles Wooden Boat Building Committee to assist them in their development work.
The Wooden Boat Museum of NL and the Isles Wooden Boat Building Committee are forming a long term partnership which will enable us to tell the Twillingate Isles story. Upon completion of their developmental work, the Isles Wooden Boat Building committee will offer boatbuilding workshops and demonstrations of wooden boatbuilding skills and Chapter III of the story will be written and displayed in their new facility.
In order to collect information for Chapter III, the WBMNL Documentation team will be in Twillingate from June 23 – July 2, 2014 to conduct field work. If you know of any boats or builders in the Twillingate Isles area we would like to hear from you. Contact our Folklorist, Crystal Braye at email@example.com or call (709) 699-9570.
Women in Resource Development’s Educational Resource Centre is bringing their Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT) camp to Twillingate next week.
This camp is for girls ages 9 – 13. The girls will learn the fundamentals of basic carpentry and will in teams of two or three build go carts. These go carts will then be displayed in the Twillingate Fish Fun Folk Festival parade.
Any girl interested in attending this camp should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 709-738-1138.
More information cab be found at the following website http://www.girlsintrades.com/
He started building more than 50 years ago and has built wooden boats continuously since. Now, at 79, he intends to build one last schooner: the boat that will be his legacy.