The Gaultois and Balaena Shore-Based Whaling Stations in Newfoundland, Canada

Mark Staniforth, Martin McGonigle

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    This project conducted extensive archival research and a preliminary pre-disturbance survey of the archaeological site of the 19th century shore-based whaling station at Gaultois and the 20th century Norwegian whaling station at Balaena in Hermitage Bay in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Gaultois site is located on Whale (Lamy) Island at the entrance to Gaultois Harbour, approximately 150 m north-east of the public wharf at Gaultois township. Preliminary archival research indicated that this was a successful and long-lasting operation that is potentially directly comparable with whaling operations in the Australian colonies that operated over a similar time period and fits neatly into the comparative phase of the AWSANZ (Archaeology of Whaling in Southern Australia and New Zealand) project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAdelaide, SA
    PublisherShannon Research Press
    Number of pages32
    ISBN (Print)9781920736224
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NameFlinders University Maritime Archaeology Monographs Series
    PublisherShannon Research Press


    • Whaling stations
    • Newfoundland and Labrador -- History
    • Industrial archaeology


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