Monday, February 22, 2010

Boats 3

The first photo this morning shows large fishing boats tied up to the wharf in Catalina, Trinity Bay. These are expensive boats used in fishing far off shore. The next two images show a variety of boats in Southern Harbour, Placentia Bay and the third shows a couple of small boats in the sheltered harbour of Little Hearts Ease, Trinity Bay. The last photo was taken looking towards Southport, Trinity Bay.

Someone commented that boats have changed a lot over the years. I think that is true and as fishermen had to move farther off shore to catch different species they needed bigger and safer boats. I believe many fishermen still use traditional "punts" while fishing close to home. The smaller boats are used in inshore fisheries that take place close to land and are not designed to be used in the rough seas far off shore.

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