Winterton Boat Building Museum
Winterton, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Traditional Boat Building of Winterton
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Collecting the timber
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Lugging the timber
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Lugging the timber
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Timber pieces stacked
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Goats were sometimes used to help pull out firewood or boat timber pieces
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Wilson Reid (left) and his brother Hubert (right) at Reid's saw mill
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Ralph Coates' sawmill
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Marcus French, a boatbuilder and fisherman, in his store with his partly completed rodney.
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Boats under construction outside
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A 16' 4" rodney or punt with an outboard motor installed. Built by Marcus French.
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Punt and motorboats tied up at the wharf
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Installing battens on the hull of a 32 foot trap skiff at Reid's Mill.
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Eleazor Reid planing a plank
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Uncle Sandy Downey (left) and his son Ambrose (right) planking.
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Boatbuilder, Ralph Coates, caulking his boat with oakum using a caulking iron and mallet.
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John Reid, uses a caulking iron and mallet to drive oakum between the planks of a fishing boat.
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Moving the sticks
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Pulling the boat
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