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By J. P. Andrieux

The Portuguese White Fleet, whose identify derived from its vessels’ white hulls, is a vital a part of Newfoundland and Labrador background. Gaspar Corte-Real’s fans were fishing off the Grand Banks for greater than four hundred years, however it was once now not till the 1900s that Portuguese fishermen begun persecuting the North American cod fishery in force.

When those ships made calls to St. John’s, the sailors and fishermen turned a in demand a part of the city’s lifestyle. besides the fact that, the 12 months 1955 marked the tip of an period for the Portuguese White Fleet whilst Canada started to protest overseas overfishing and exploitation of its fishery. Following a sour overseas dispute over territorial fishing grounds, the final send of the White Fleet left St. John’s on July 23, 1974.

The White Fleet through J. P. Andrieux is a pictorial historical past of the centuries-long dating among the Newfoundland and Portuguese fisheries.

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