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Newfoundland fishing boats

Newfoundland fishing boats
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Copyright: David Holliday (hifimusicdai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1272 W: 505 N: 2127] (15655)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-11
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-01 4:17
Viewed: 2506
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the village of Triton in Newfoundland. Nestled in the hills, protected from the wind and sea, the area that is now the Town of Triton provided much encouragement to those who first decided to make this island their home. Along with the fishery creating most employment, the community is equipped with the largest fish processing plant in Green Bay. Logging has also played a significant role in Triton's economy. This town has a service sector equal to any community of its size throughout the province. Whereas Springdale is the service centre of Green Bay, Triton can be named her "little sister" in this respect. Triton is an industrious town with hardworking people who take pride in their community.

The town of Triton consists of the east end of Triton Island, in western Notre Dame Bay, and includes Triton West (also know as Great Triton), Jim's Cove and Card's Harbour. This community is located on the south shore of Green Bay.

The name Triton appeared in early records as Troytown, Traytown, Treaton and Tory Town and owes its origin to English West Country usage of "Troytown" to refer to a maze either because of the complexity of Great Triton Harbour or because of the difficulty of navigating through off-lying islands to enter Little Triton Harbour.

Little Triton Harbour (or Triton East) was the earliest area of settlement, in the 1830's or 1840's. Little Triton Harbour and Big Triton Island were earlier used as seasonal fishing stations by fishermen from Twillingate. The first time Triton appears in the Census was in 1845, with a population of 17. There was a few families living southeast of the harbour but these families eventually moved to Triton.

In 1857 there was 54 people at Triton, but gradually increased to 102 by 1884. Tradition say that some of the early settlers had winter houses and gardens at Great Triton Harbour and that by the 1880's Great Triton was settled all year round. The south side of Triton Island has also been settled at Jim's Cove and Card's Harbour. Tradition says that these coves were settled by families who had been fishing the grounds around Badger Bay and Seal Bay. In 1891 the population of Triton was recorded at 179 which included all of Triton Island.

The first Methodist school/chapel was built between Great and Little Triton in about 1887, and the first Salvation Army citadel was build in 1896. By 1901 the majority of people were Salvation Army and Triton has continued to be mostly Salvation Army.

In the earliest days of settlement ties were strong with Twillingate, where fishermen traded cod. In the 1890's the first stores were kept by families at Little Triton as agents of merchants at Little Bay Islands. A business was established at Great Triton which supplied many fishermen in the area and became involved in supplying schooners for the Labrador fishery. With a strong inshore fishery, a growing involvement in the fishery in Labrador and winter logging for lumber and pulp and paper industries, the population of Triton grew considerably to 470 in 1935 and 625 in 1951. Triton East and West incorporated in 1955 and Jim's Cove and Card's Harbour incorporated in 1958. In 1961 the two municipalities amalgamated as a rural district.

After the causeway was built in 1968, linking the island to Pilley's Island and the mainland, the community continued to grow. Because of the increasing dependency on the road it was the end for Little Triton, which was declining in population. Since it was not on the road it was soon abandoned. In 1980 a new fish plant, Triton Seafood's, was opened at Little Triton Harbour, and a road was built to it. In the same year the rural district was re-incorporated as the town of Triton.

Information courtesy of http://www.explorenewfoundlandandlabrador.com/

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Hi David.
Nice image with interesting colors of this boats.
Beautiful composition.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-02-01 8:13]

Hi David,

An interesting and fitting way of framing the fishing village in the background. It's a shame that the red paint on the boat to the right is so faded. It may be worth considering a more square crop to only use the edge of the boat as a lead-in from the right, IMO. Very nice depth and color saturation.

Best regards,

nice work David lovely colours
tfs bryan

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2010-02-01 13:04]

Hi David!
Wonderful lighting and lovely colours!
A sence of summer in february,is really
a precious gift!Beautiful compo!
Regards and tfs

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  • rlrad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 8 N: 375] (1374)
  • [2010-02-01 17:55]

Hi David,

Interesting and colorful composition of the village of Triton framed between the two fishing boats in the foreground. This presentation fits well with your informative note, as well, and is in keeping with the true spirit of TL!

Great job!

Nice composition and combination of colours. Clear and sharp, Well done.
have a nice day

Hi David ,

Beautiful site with vivid colors of these ships look so beautiful,very nice framing with good sharpness,very well captured with beautiful lighting condition,nice exposure with amazing composition,well done my friend.

Have a nice day,
Mushtaq Hussain

Hello David,

Very good photo and composition.
What I like most here is the natural light and natural colors.

Best regards,

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