Fishing For Fact or Fantasy Game

FISHING FOR FACT AND FANTASY

Help us solve the following quiz - are these statements true or false? Answers

1. Skates from 100 years ago look different from the skates we wear today.
2. During the 19th century, workers in a lumber mill worked Monday - Friday from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm and made about $10 a week.
3. The Record Foundry of Moncton, NB, which began in 1857, made the pot bellied stove in the late 1800s.The Foundry was the leading manufacturer of stoves in all of North America.

Lumber camps
1. Meals usually lasted for one hour in most lumber camps.
2. On Sunday, lumbermen would not sharpen their axes for fear of cutting themselves on Monday.
3. Logs would be pulled on sleds to the rivers during the wintertime.
4. The lumber camp had a cook house and a bunk house.

Fishing
1. Fishing began in New Brunswick about 50 years ago.
2. In 1876, the ports of Chatham and Newcastle exported over 350,000 lbs of fish.
3. During the 1930s, there were 14 different species of fish being processed in 78 different forms in New Brunswick. Drying, pickling, canning and smoking are some examples of processing forms.
4. Due to the high tides and currents in the Bay of Fundy, the fishermen waited for slack tides and mild currents to cast their nets and set long lines.
5. Smoking sticks were used to smoke herring. The sticks would be pushed through the gills of the fish until a long line of fish was formed then they would be left in the smokehouse to cook.
6. During Prohibition, fishermen would smuggle illegal alcohol from the Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon into New Brunswick.
7. They only way to catch fish is by using a fishing pole and some bait.

St. John River
1. Travelling salesman would meet the river boats at the dockside hoping to sell their wares to the passengers as they disembarked.
2. The riverboat, David Weston, could accommodate over 500 passengers and a large amount of freight. It was destroyed when it ran aground in 1903.
3. Riverboats were about the size of a big canoe.

Farms
1. In smaller farms, women would stay home with the younger children while the men and older children would harvest the crop.
2. The farms in New Brunswick grew bananas.
3. The farmers of New Brunswick used a treadmill to help churn their butter. A dog would run on the treadmill and this would cause a lever to move up and down and churn the butter.
4. Buckwheat was a major agricultural crop and dietary staple by 1870.
5. New Brunswick farmers were not as productive as those in Maine, New Hampshire, Quebec, and Nova Scotia in terms of per capita output.
6. New Brunswick has a short growing season due to the cool/moist weather throughout spring and fall. The best soils in New Brunswick were usually by river valley systems.
7. Molasses was a big import into New Brunswick. In 1860, NB imported 800,000 gallons from the West Indies.

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