St. Paul's River
The Whiteley Museum was named in honour of William H. Whiteley, inventor of the cod trap in 1871. Through this invention, Whiteley revolutionized cod fishing throughout Eastern Canada. The museum interprets the cod trap, the Whiteley family, and the fascinating natural and cultural history of the region. It features a model of Whiteley's extensive fishing installations on Bonne Esperance Island, near St. Paul's River. The museum also houses a small craft and souvenir shop as well as a small cafe.
Open seasonally from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul's River, Quebec, G0G 2P0
Contact: Lorraine Griffin
Tel: (418) 461-2211
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