Salt made in Lymington was exported across the Atlantic Ocean to small European ports constructed close to the fishing grounds of Newfoundland. Here, its history intersects with the demise of indigenous Beothuk communities, displaced from their maritime hunting and fishing grounds by these C17th, C18th and C19th arrivals.
‘The Spirit of the Beothuk’ is a life-sized bronze statue created by the Newfoundland artist, Gerry Squires, in 2000. It depicts Shanawdithit, the last known speaker of the Beothuk language, and stands at ‘Boyd’s Cove’. This week’s story, and associated links to related resources, gives space to reflect.
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