Modernized fishing stages adorn the waterfront in the harbour of Trout River in Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Canada and not far off, the fishing boats are tied up along the wharf. On the bow of this fishing boat which is painted in a sky blue hue, flags, a wheel and the name of the fishing boat are what makes the boat unique to its owner.
The fishing boats are used daily to catch cod, halibut, shrimp, herring, lobster, crab and flounder, the main source of income for the people of Trout River. Cod fishing began in 1829 when a man by the name of George Crocker settled here during the summer months and loaded up on the cod, an income which supported his family up until 1880.
Until the late 1950's, very few people came and went from the town of Trout River, an isolated community. In 1973, the roads in and out were improved as Trout River was a community in the newly established Gros Morne National Park. Tourism picked up year after year and today, Trout River has a population close to 700 and remains a small rural fishing village where boats dock and fishing stages are cared for.... continue below the picture...
Fishing stages and boats tied up to the dock in the harbour at Trout River, Gros Morne National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Viking Trail, Trails to the Vikings, Highway 431, Northern Peninsula, Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada.