Twillingate rose to prominence in Newfoundland because of its connection with the sea. Boats have always played a key role in life on this island in fishing, trading and as a means of passenger travel.

Today the schooners of days gone by live on in stories, archives, art and museums. The boats around the coast of Twillingate now tell the story of life that is now very different. Schooners have been replaced by dories, punts, rodneys and trawlers.

Here are some of our favourite boat pictures:

Fishing boat in Durrell

Fishing boat in Durrell

Yellow Boat in Back Harbour

Yellow Boat in Back Harbour.

Miss Audrey,Mr Melvin's boat

Miss Audrey