Mockbeggar Plantation Fish Store Provincial Historic Site

Bonavista, NL

Provincial Historic Site

Description

The Mockbeggar Plantation Fish Store is a large, three-storey wooden structure which has a distinctive appearance resulting from the extension of its west wall to form a lean-to, giving it a “salt-box” style appearance. The building formed the center of the Mockbeggar Plantation’s saltfish operation; it was here that salt fish would have been graded, packed in barrels and stored until shipment. While the exact date of construction is unknown the building still remains one of the oldest extant fisheries buildings in the province and is reflective of the importance the salt fish trade once held for Bonavista and Newfoundland generally. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.

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Location and History

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