Jeremy Harnum

Museum Interior Renovations – Request for Tender Notes

The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking tender notes for the following contract.

Bids shall include all material and labor costs. Please see attached PDF files for detailed information about required work.


Request for Tender – Capital Work – 2018

WBMNL Renovation Plans

Ramp/Lift Details


Please note that the tender closing date is September 7, 2018 and work will start on or about September 30, 2018. All work must be completed by January 30, 2019.

A site visit will take place on Tuesday, August 21st at 9:00 AM and we recommend that all contractors bidding on this work attend. If this time is not convenient, please call Beverley at 709-583-2070 OR Dana at 709-583-2044 to book an appointment.

HIRING: Archivist / Records Management Intern

Position:              Archivist / Records Management Intern
Employer:            Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador
Location:             Winterton, NL
Start Date:           June 4, 2018
End Date:             November 2, 2018
Salary:                 $15.00 per hour / 37.5 hours per week

The Wooden Boat Museum of NL requires an Archivist / Records Management Intern to initiate a project to assess, inventory and maintain the Museum’s diverse collection of assets. A detailed job description can be found here.

The successful candidate will be a recent graduate from a college or university within the last 24 months with a degree or certificate in Information Technology, Library Science, Folklore, Museum Studies or postgraduate qualifications in a records, archive and/or information management specialist. The individual should have an interest in culture and heritage, as well as strong interpersonal and public relations skills.

The successful candidate must apply online at and meet eligibility requirements as outlined by YCW.

Deadline for applications is May 25, 2018

In Recognition – Cle Newhook

Cle Newhook (1943-2018)

Last weekend, the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador lost an old friend. Cle Newhook died of cancer early on the morning of March 3, 2018. He was 74. Cle was an active member of the Museum since its incorporation and served on the Board of Directors from 2011-2015.

Cle was a man of many interests. An ordained minister, he was socially and politically active and provided support to a “parish” that extended from the east end of London to the families of the victims of the Ocean Ranger tragedy. We will remember him for his love of Newfoundland heritage as expressed through his concerns for the Newfoundland Pony and, of course, the small wooden boats that he grew up with in Trinity Bay.

We will remember Cle for his strong voice on the Board and for his active promotion of wooden boat heritage. He was the editor of the WBMNL quarterly newsletter, a leader in the development of the WBMNL website, and the producer of a promotional video for the Museum. A milestone in the Museum’s documentation of our wooden boat heritage is the film that Cle produced on Henry Vokey and the building of the “One Last Schooner”, Leah Caroline.

The Museum’s reason for being is to preserve and promote the role of wooden boats in our heritage. Like many other communities that sought a living from the sea, the original boats and their builders are passing. If the heritage of the wooden boat is to live on for future generations, we will have to ensure that the story continues to be told, in the museum, in books and film, and in the boats themselves. Thank you Cle, for telling your story.

Job Opening – Museum Manager

The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador has an opening for a Museum Manager. The Museum Manager oversees all aspects of the operation of the Museum in Winterton, NL including:

  • Administration
  • Collections Management
  • Programming

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Folklore, History, Anthropology or other degree applicable to the mandate of the Museum, OR equivalent experience and training. Strong communication skills and an ability to work with the public are essential. Museum related experience and/or training would be considered an asset.

A complete job description can be found at this link.

Deadline for applications is March 2, 2018. Resumes should be forwarded to:

Beverley King, Project Manager
Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador
P.O. Box 59
Winterton, NL A0B 3M0
Fax: 709-583-2099


(Only those selected for an interview will be contacted by the Museum)

Museum Review from Tim Johnson, Toronto Star

Thanks to Tim Johnson with the Toronto Star for a fantastic review of our museum.

Tim spoke with master boat builder Jerome Canning on a recent visit to the museum and also visited nearby destinations on the Baccalieu Trail. Check it out!

Museum Closing Notice 2017



The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador is now closed for the 2017 Season.

We will reopen in June 2018. Please follow us online for more detailed information when it
becomes available.

To inquire about a group tour, call (709)583-2070 or visit our office on the second floor of the Winterton
Fire Hall.

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