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The Art of Wooden Boat Building - A Dying Skill - The Vokey Family



Shipbuilding as an industry and year round employer has sadly come to an end in Trinity with the closure of the two shipyards in 2004-2005. The long time trade associated with Trinity since the late 1700s is now only practiced by a few, most of them descendants of the Vokey family, as a pastime. The skill of working with wood to build boats is still retained by some but is a dying method of work therefore the Trinity Historical Society and the Wooden Boat Building Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador are documenting the construction of the schooner by Henry Vokey.

For more information concerning the history of shipbuilding in Trinity please also visit the following site www.newfoundlandshipbuilding.com


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