Toilers of the Sea
This exquisite edition depicts two Nova Scotia deep sea fishermen’s schooners, the famed ‘saltbankers’ of the early part of this century. The average 100 ton saltbanker was fast and weatherly and carried up to a dozen two man dories and a crew of 15 to 26. Dory fishing on the banks was extremely hazardous. Many men were lost in the storms and fogs shrouding the banks. Here we see two banks fishing schooners preparing to leave the banks for market. The fisherman in the dory has set trawl and is now returning to the mothership which is anchored somewhere in the nearby fog.