Creator(s): Dorset Soapstone Quarry Site
The sea played a vital role in the history, culture and livelihood of most of Newfoundland, especially port communities like Fleur-De-Lys. The sea provided nourishment and economic livelihood for the people of these communities. It also completely shaped their way of life and identity. For nearly 500 years, the fishery employed and defined the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. However, on July 2nd, 1992, 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, Newfoundland, is the centre of this Community Stories online.