With the exception of the Ocean Queen and Shamrock, the shadboats of Cobequid Bay are gone. The last fishermen, Russel Cooke and Karl Spencer, ended their fishing careers in 1994 when the last shad license for Cobequid Bay was issued. Thus ended a way of life which had sustained many families for one hundred and fifty years.



Without the help of the people included in the list of credits, this exhibit would not have been possible.

Enid Cooper
The late Robert Cooper
The late Harold Cooke
The late Noble Spencer
Russell Cooke
George Cooke
Cyril Roberts
Emily Lane
Isobel Hennessy Horne
Logan Spencer
The late Alan Whidden
Alec Forbes
Jack Johnson
Dan Wallace
Joe Cooper
Dianne Joan Hartling
Robert Gibson