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The Art of Wooden Boat Building - A Dying Skill - The Vokey Family
Lester-Garland House
Trinity , Newfoundland and Labrador


shipbuilding into a life-long
   Henry's shipyard closed
in 1990 after operating for
twenty-six years. He did not
give up making boats, as he
continued to construct them
as a pastime and spends his
winters making model boats.

In 2009, he began the
construction of a traditional
wooden schooner.
   Please enjoy your online
exploration of the life,
times and skill of master
boat builder Henry Vokey.

   The Trinity Historical
Society acknowledges the
support of the Vokey family
for their support in the
creation of this project as
well as the Department of
Canadian Heritage for their
support for the Community
Memories program through the

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