Sir William Ford Coaker Heritage Foundation - Factory Interpretation Centre - Port Union
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Factory Interpretation Centre

The only "union-built town" in North America, Port Union was created in a flurry of construction starting in 1916. It was to be William Ford Coaker and the members of the Fishermen's Protective Union's "capital" as they built a new type of commercial and economic footing for Newfoundland's fishermen. Historic Port Union is dedicated to the preservation of its heritage resources and the communication of its significant and still-relevant history—including the legacy of Sir William Coaker—to an international audience. In so doing it will become a keystone of the Province’s heritage tourism industry, and a major resource centre for the Province’s school system. The Sir William Ford Coaker Heritage Foundation - Factory Interpretation Centre was formed in 1995. An incorporated, not-for-profit, volunteer-based association, it is dedicated to the preservation and careful development of the Historic District of Port Union Since its formation, the Foundation has initiated and overseen a number of projects related to its mandate of restoration and preservation. These include architectural assessments of many of the existing buildings, historical research, resource preservation and documentation, development of a master plan, site improvement and landscaping, building restoration. Click here for more information...

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