A Camera on the Banks
This is a fascinating (albeit temporary) exhibit at the Museum of Science & Technology featuring the work of seafaring photographer, journalist, historian and author Frederick William Wallace. The exhibit discusses a special time in Nova Scotia's fishing history, when fishermen still used schooners – a sailing vessel with two or more masts, with the forward mast being shorter or at the same height as the rear masts. Perhaps you've heard of the Bluenose? Same type of boat. The exhibit gives the onlooker an opportunity to see how hardworking, dedicated, passionate (and strong – look at the size of that fish!) these fishermen – and the photographer – were.