Wooden Boat Museum Exhibit at Long Point Lighthouse

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 folklore.wbmnl@gmail.com or call (709) 699-9570.