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Acadian House Museum

Buoy, Net

Accession number: 2012.29.01
Date: 1935
Materials: wood
Measurements: 37.5 cm L x 13.2 cm W x 8.6 cm ThickWidth measured at widest point; thickness measured at thickest point
Culture: Nova Scotian

This buoy belonged to Alfred Roderick Bellefontaine, who lived in West Chezzetcook. He was a fisherman for 37 years, beginning his career in 1935 and retiring in 1972.


A boat-shaped, wooden buoy painted white with a red stripe toward the bottom. It has a hole punched through the top for rope or the net to be tied to.