The Capper Nomads North America Adventure travel blog

 

 

 


An interesting visit was to the small town of Port Union.

Port Union is the ‘Only Union Built Town ‘in North America, and was founded by William Ford Coaker in 1916. It was headquarter for the Fishermen’s Protective Union(FPU) and FPU Trading Company. With its bustling harbour, branch railway, shipyard, factories, salt fish plant and retail store outlet Port Union was an independent and self reliant community.

At the museum we learnt about the history of the town and the struggles of the local people against exploitation by the owners of the fish plants etc.

While at the museum we realised there was a play that night at the museum about the 'Outports" so we decided to go. The play told about the struggles of the fisherman and what happened. Excellent.



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