GenWeb de la Basse Côte-Nord

Quebec Lower North Shore GenWeb

 

Le GenWeb de la Basse Côte-Nord est une composante du GenWeb du Québec et du Canada GenWeb.

The Lower North Shore GenWeb is part of the Quebec GenWeb and the Canada GenWeb Projects.


 

Bonne Espérance
 

View of Bonne Esperance Harbour and fishing premises of W. H. Whiteley c. 1930. Picture from MUN Maritime Archives, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Similar view of Bonne Esperance Harbour and Whiteley fishing premises. Picture from MUN Maritime Archives, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Bonne Esperance emptying cod bag. Picture from MUN Maritime Archives, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Bonne Esperance Fishing Crew.  Back row from left to right: Arthur Whiteley, Tom Murphy, Jack Kelly, Mick Kent, Jack Griffin, Ted Doyle and Tom Nother. Front row left to right: Tom King, Philip Chevalier, Larry Cousins, Billy Buckle, Tom Clemens, W. H. Whiteley Jr. or “Brown” George Whiteley and Phil Dumaresque. In 1863 C. C. Carpenter reported Whiteley had a crew of two men working for him in 1869 he had a crew of four and in 1876 a crew of twenty. The number of crew members peaked in 1892 when he had 128 working for him both male and female. Picture purchased from the Mary Whiteley estate by Sharon Chubbs-Ransom.

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Bonne Esperance, George and Mary Whiteley nee Canning. Picture purchased from the Mary Whiteley estate by Sharon Chubbs-Ransom.

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Bonne Esperance, pursing the cod trap. W. H. Whiteley is credited with inventing the cod trap in 1871 after he had seen what happened to a salmon net that he had tied up and left for a few days. A cod trap a net trap is a type of box shaped fixed gear used in inshore cod fishing. The net stretches from shore by a leader which when reaching the entrance the cod swim in and are trapped. Picture from MUN Maritime Archives, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Bonne Esperance Crew c. 1950s. Fred and Gert Chislett nee Bursey, George and Myra Bursey nee Kennedy, Fred Kennedy, Reg and Les Boland and Cec Driscoll. Picture from the Dwight Bilodeau photo site.

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Date Entered on Web Site: 25 April 2005

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