Newfoundland Dry Stone Wall Workshop

Date: 
Friday, August 3, 2007 to Saturday, August 4, 2007
Location: 
Corner Brook Newfoundland Canada
Type: 
Beginner Seminar
Status: 
Completed

 

Canadian walling activity now stretches from sea to sea as the 'first ever' DSWA of Canada dry stone wall workshop was held in August in Newfoundland.

 

 The Dry Stone Boat at Captain Cook Historic Monument. Corner Brook, Newfoundland.


As a contribution to the Captain Cook Historic site, ten participants in the Dry Stone Walling Across Canada workshop in Corner Brook, Newfoundland built a 25 foot long hull of a stone ship in tribute of captain Cook's exploratory achievements. The structure will serve as the stage of a small amphitheater, a lookout, and rest area. Complete with a bow, built in benches and heavy cut capstones all made of local Bluestone sandstone the participants of the course had the benefit of completing a project which will serve as a public fixture at The Captain James Cook Monument National Historic Site for all of Corner Brook residents, and tourists to enjoy.

 

The project is a collaboration between the Corner Brook Stream Development Corporation (www.cbstream.com), Flagstone company from Pynn’s Brook (www.newfoundlandflagstone.com) and the Dry Stone Walling Across Canada (www.dswac.ca). 

 Captain Cooks Plaque at the Corner Brook Trail Historic Site

 Special thanks to Kenny Tuach  (ktuach at yahoo dot ca) for organizing this event and contributing so much to the building of this marvelous structure.

  

See article in the Western Star Newspaper 

 http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=159151&sc=23