Sperry Design worked closely with Yarmouth and Acadian Shores, as well as locals throughout the region, to develop, design and fabricate a family of panels for its Interpretive Wharves program.
The program was developed to encourage visitors and residents to visit various community wharves to learn about the various fisheries out of that port, types of fishing vessels. There was also a focus on the time, skills and labour required by fishermen, fishing processing, and the numerous dangers fisherman face in order bring fish from the sea, to our tables. The panels detailed various community histories of each wharf, as well as traditional, and new, fishing methods used. Some of the wharves also incorporated personal interpretive experiences such as fishermen doing live demonstrations (i.e knot tying, net mending, etc.)
Each community had a unique story to tell about its fishing history, activities, and traditions. Local residents were very generous with their time, and in providing old photography and stories about their lives as fishermen.