Here is the last in my series of fishing boats from the maritime provinces in Canada. Today’s instalment is from New Brunswick where, at the Bay of Fundy, the huge tides cause the boats to rest on the bottom for a good part of every day. It was interesting to talk to the fishermen to find out how they go about preventing their boats from tipping over at low tide.
You can see the wooden boxes under the hulls of the boats. Those boxes are attached by a line that runs under the boat and up the other side. When low tide comes, they have to pull those lines to get the box in snug under the hull. Of course at high tide, those boxes float free, so that means the fishermen have to be there at the right time every day, twice a day, to pull in the boxes. It also means that they can only leave and return to the dock at high tide.
As always, you can click the images to view larger versions and get a good look at the boxes.
I hope you enjoyed the series of posts I wrote for my Dad. In case you missed any, here are links to the previous 3 posts:
A Boat for Dad – Prince Edward Island
A Boat for Dad – Newfoundland
A Boat for Dad – Nova Scotia
Well, Dad, I hope you have found your perfect boat and I can go and find out whether it is in fact free 🙂
For my American friends, Happy Thanksgiving! We bought ourselves a tiny little turkey that will fit in the RV oven and we’re hoping it will be thawed out in time to have our Thanksgiving dinner today too. It will be our first American Thanksgiving (Canadians have Thanksgiving in October). It sure seems strange to be wearing a tank top and shorts at Thanksgiving and it’s almost December!