Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Ochre Fishing Stage - Red Cliff

Fishing stages in Newfoundland come in all sizes and shapes. They may be shacks built from discarded lumber or they may be elaborate government- built properties. The failure of the inshore cod fishery has led to many of these cultural icons to fall into disrepair .

Newfoundland fishermen used an oil-based concoction to paint their stage houses – ochre, paint and cod liver oil extracted from actual cod livers.

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