Winterton boat museum open for the season

Melissa Jenkins
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The historic art of wooden boat building has been a tourism attraction in Winterton, Trinity Bay for many years.

The Wooden Boat Museum in Winterton.

And this year is expected to be no different.

The Wooden Boat Museum opened its doors to the public today, June 23 for the season.

Some of the highlights of the museum include a permanent collection of artifacts and memorabilia, a historical interpretation exhibit and a schedule of demonstration sessions with expert staff. There will also be hands-on learning workshops for both adults and children over the summer.

“We’re particularly excited about our schedule for this season,” said president Frank French. “Not only for the activities at our headquarters, but also for some new partnerships in other regions of the province.”

Other displays will be available this year in othe rparts of the province, including at the courthouse in Trinity and the Long Point Lighthouse in Twillingate.

The partnerships with the Trinity Historical Society and the Twillingate Isles Tourism Association are a big part of the wooden boat museum’s expansion plans, with the final plan to have displays in every region on the island.

For more details and scheduling, visit www.woodenboatnl.com or call Beverley King at 709-583-2070.

Organizations: Wooden Boat Museum, Trinity Historical Society, Twillingate Isles Tourism Association

Geographic location: Twillingate

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