St. John's in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula), Newfoundland and Labrador — The Atlantic Provinces
St. John’s is both a fishing port and a supply base for the fleets of many countries. / Saint- Jean est à la fois un part de pêche et un centre d’approvisionnement pour les flottes de nombreux pays.
The majestic fishing vessels of the Portuguese White Fleet were annual visitors to St. John’s until the early 1970’s. / Les impressionnants navires de pêche de la Flotta blanche portugaise avaient coutume de visiter la port de Saint-Jean tous les ans jusqu’au début des années 1970.
Vessels of the U.S.S.R. fishing fleet are a familiar sight in the Harbour. Shown here, two Soviet trawlers are transferring their catch to a factory ship on the open sea. / Les navires de la flotte de pêche russe font régulièrement escale dans le port. Sur cette photo prise en haute mer, deux chalutiers russes transfèrent leurs prises sur un navire-usine.
Fish flakes at the Battery, below Signal Hill. Before refrigeration became widely used in the 1950’s, salted codfish drying on flimsy wooden flakes was a common sight ( and smell) in Newfoundland ports. / Vigneaux
Tending a cod trap, a traditional method of inshore fishery. / Pose d’une trappe à morue, méthode traditionnelle de pêche côtière.
Erected by Parks Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1970.
Location. 47° 34.191′ N, 52° 40.92′ W. Marker is in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula). Marker can be reached from Signal Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Swiling (here, next to this marker); Ice (here, next to this marker); Noon Day Gun (a few steps from this marker); Cabot Tower (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Signal Hill (a few steps from this marker); 1892: The Great Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Peacetime Use (within shouting distance of this marker); Transatlantic Radio Signals (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. John's.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the overlook in Signal Hill National Historic Site.
Also see . . . Fisheries - Heritage Newfoundland. The Newfoundland-based fishery of the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries was carried on mainly by fishers who were nominally independent, but were tied to merchant companies that outfitted them on credit with gear and supplies and took their fish as payment. (Submitted on November 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.