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Aug 18, 2008 - The power of Salt

Battle Harbour - once the Salt Fish Capital of Labrador - Monday, August 18 Today we traveled by boat, the Iceberg Hunter, to an island eleven miles off the mainland in the Labrador Sea. It is the site of a fishing village that was once the ‘salt fish capital of Labrador’. When the cod fishery died the village died with it, and the homes and buildings of a once thriving community were abandoned. Fortunately a Battle Harbor Historic Trust was formed, and after seven years of hard work, the village today is largely restored. It is now open to...

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