Wooden Boat Heritage Preservation to Benefit Cultural Tourism

The Provincial and Federal Government are investing more than $487,000 in the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador to the enhance visitor experience through site renovations and improved interpretive displays while expanding partnership opportunities.

Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, announced a contribution of $150,000 from the Regional Development Fund for the project. Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, announced an investment of $337,044 from ACOA’s Innovative Communities Fund.

The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador has the unique responsibility of preserving the rich history and culture of wooden boats in the province. Through this project, the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador will develop new exhibits, programs, demonstrations, and workshops that offer more to visitors. The project also includes the development and expansion of partnerships to include local artisans, other provincial attractions with heritage themes, other wooden boat organizations, as well as regional businesses and community groups.