People’s Archive of Rural Nova Scotia

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Lobster Fishers of Ballantyne’s Cove – River Dawson

Oct 22, 2017 | Land & Sea

River Dawson

Allan Falkenham, Daniel Falkenham, Mike Falkenham

Vessel name: River Dawson

Age of boat: 17 years

Reason for name: “I named her after my two grandsons.”

Berth: Above the wharf at Ballantyne’s Cove

Obtained licence from: His father, Kimball Falkenham

56 years fishing

38 years with his own gear

19 years fishing

15 years fishing

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Photos – Cassie MacGillivray and Kathryn Collicott

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