Tourism, Heritage and Culture , May 18, 2017 - St. Martins
Figurehead from historical ship returns home in time for Canada 150
A key piece of St. Martins’ shipbuilding history has been restored and returned home from England in time for Canada 150 celebrations. Standing nearly eight feet tall, the restored figurehead from the ship The Prince Victor, which was built in St. Martins 147 years ago, was unveiled at the Quaco Museum. The figurehead is the centerpiece of a tribute exhibit at the museum to the bygone days of shipbuilding. From left: Richard Hunter of England who performed the restoration work on the Prince Victor figurehead; Jacqueline Bartlett, president of the Quaco Historical and Library Society Inc.; and Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames.