Fishing in Grosse Ile and on Entry Island - Yesterday & Today

Creator(s): C.A.M.I.'s Historical Heritage Complex

Lobster fishing today should be easier than it was years ago when fishermen owned little equipment and earned little income. More sophisticated technology allows access to the best fishing grounds and produces larger catches and higher incomes, but as this Community Memories exhibit so vividly illustrates, lobster fishing is still hard work, and is a lifestyle with a long tradition of dedication and courage.

The Evolution of Lobster Fishing in Grosse Ile and on Entry Island

The photos, video and audio clips of Fishing in Grosse Ile and on Entry Island: Yesterday & Today describe in detail the evolution of an industry where the fishing season lasts only nine weeks, but an enormous number of hours in the months before and after are dedicated to the preparation and repair of vessels and gear.

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