Battery Harbour is one of those places that I am drawn to for the fading history that is indicative of the downturn in coastal fisheries across Canada. The way that harbours and fish processing plants allowed to fall into disrepair echoes the way that fish stocks have been overfished, mismanaged, and not protected.
There are some relatively new buildings here – a stark contrast to the old buildings that have long sat empty and are decaying as the wind and the tide batters them.
A lot of history is being forgotten, leaving a legacy that will become an expensive environmental mess to be dealt with.
Another small piece of Canada…