Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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Local Story Telling
The moment I walked in from the rainy deck of the Cape Sable, a 1962 steel-hulled side trawler, and saw him on the bridge - I knew I wanted to learn more about Captain Gerard. I listened in awe as retired fishing captain Gerard Hanlon told me about his life growing up as a fisherman. He reminded me of my own father, but saltier. He had this life that I could hardly comprehend – it was hard, it was hands-on, and it was all about fishing. Captain Gerard was working at the Atlantic Fisheries Museum in Lunenburg as a Heritage Interpreter aboard the Cape Sable.

The museum not only has displays explaining the history of the fishing industry in Nova Scotia - but it also is home to 2 fishing boats docked outside that are part of the museum.

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