Post Number: 121
|Posted on Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 06:27 am: ||
I was watching a show called "Quest for the Bay" about 2 families trying to re-enact the life of cod fisherman in Newfoundland. There were a couple of small snippets of a vintage Atlantic marine engine in a ~16' boat operating on the water- had to wade through a lot of the dramatic diatribe to get to it though. Still an interesting show. Did not realize the gov't resettled a lot of these people to the towns from isolated areas; many of them floated their old homes on rafts (or attempted to!) to their new locations.
Post Number: 1073
|Posted on Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 02:12 pm: ||
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 08:37 pm: ||
The Newfie show was actually called "Quest For The Sea", being familiar with the newfieboats and engines I contacted one of the actors Profesor Wheeler with a few questions. The boats were actually 19' and 21& 1/2' he had fun running the boats but said they were real leakers from someones front yard.The series was a great portrayal of how it was. and is availible on cd, just search Quest for the Sea.
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 11:22 pm: ||
I have some tapes of the local show "Land and Sea" fron 1980's and one can see the use of the bake and break engines running in dories and motor boats. They were still been used in the fishing industry.
As with moving houses the high techonology of it was with a self propelled barge that had a pair of engines mounted on the stern with shafts and propellers that could be raised up when the barge was put in shadow water to load and unload the houses.
|Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 06:41 pm: ||
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