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Fleur-De-Lys Then and Now
Dorset Soapstone Quarry Site
Fleur-De-Lys , Newfoundland and Labrador

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   The sea played a vital
role in the history, culture
and livelihood of most
Newfoundlanders, especially
those in out port communities
like Fleur De Lys. It not
only provided nourishment,
and economic livelihood for
the people within these
communities, but it also

completely shaped their way
of life and identity. For
nearly 500 years the fishery
sustained to help employ and
define the people of
Newfoundland and Labrador.
However, on July 2nd, 1992,
five centuries of fishing
activity and a complete way
of life was abruptly halted.

The northern cod moratorium
altered the fabric of our
province -- economically,
socially and culturally.
   The collapse of the
ground fish fishery was an
event that changed the
history of our province and
is a moment that most of us
will never forget.

   This theme and how it
pertains particularly to the
community of Fleur De Lys,
NL, is the centre of our
"Community Memories" online
display. Sit back and enjoy a
brief glimpse into our past
and what was once our way of
life. As our fellow
Newfoundlander, Wayne

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