St. Clair Shand & Sons Ltd

St. Clair Shand & Sons Ltd

Type of Business: Fisheries

Owner: St. Clair Shand

Established: 1934

Sold: 1969 (to Wilbert Sears)

 

 

     St. Clair Shand worked in Woods Harbour and had to walk on the railway tracks to work every day. He was making $2.00 a day. In 1934, he started cutting fish in his home, where he and his wife also had a small grocery store. In the 1940s, he built the fish plant across the road from his home. St. Clair taught many young men how to split fish and paid them with penny candy from his store. In 1969, the plant was sold to Wilbert Sears.

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