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Land & Sea: Wooden vs. Steel Longliners – Take a trip back in time with an archival episode from 1980

This 1980 episode of Land & Sea opens with the scene of a champagne bottle exploding on the bow of a new longliner. The show explores the tension surrounding wooden and steel-hulled longliners at a time when boatbuilding design was evolving to match new fishing technology. Owner Charles Hussey of Port de Grave isn’t bothered by the $500,000 price tag for his new, wooden, 17-metre vessel, the Eastern Harvester, built in Arthur Petten’s boat yard in South River.,,, The Land & Sea crew went south in this episode to Bayou la Batre, the headquarters for steel-hulled boat building. Video, click here to read the story 20:31

Video – Land & Sea archival moment – 1960s Schooners

Land & Sea is celebrating 50 years on the air this season. Schooners from the 1960s – Take a look back at what life was like on fishing schooners that fished on the Labrador every summer. In this 1960s Land & Sea archival footage, we get a sense of the lives of these hard working fishermen. Watch the video here 10:53