Creator(s): Milltown - Head Bay d'Espoir Museum
The story of Milltown-Head Bay d'Espoir in Newfoundland is the story of tall trees and more. It's a place where residents traditionally made their living on land through logging and shipbuilding in contrast to the seafaring folk of the province's South coast. While early export records of most Newfoundland communities show the number of salt fish shipped each season, Bay d'Espoir, accounted for the amount of boat framing and planking, shingles and timber taken out each year. This exhibit shows a people who adapted through hardship and change to create a culture and heritage of hard work and determination.