Thriving Regions Partnership Project
The Harris Centre's Thriving Regions Partnership Process is a new program designed to build sustainable relationships between researchers and regional partners. Dr. Derek Wilton’s project has been chosen to move forward in the region of the Baie Verte Peninsula.
Celebrating the Mining History of the Baie Verte Peninsula: A potential tourism mecca
Dr. Derek Wilton's research project documents the Baie Verte Peninsula’s rich mining history and develops a viable mining tour for the region. Dr. Wilton has extensive knowledge of the mining and smelting operations in the region, such as the historic copper operations in Tilt Cove and Betts Cove, the Dorset Soapstone Quarry National Historic Site in Fleur de Lys, as well as abandoned gold and asbestos mines. The final products from this project are proposed to include an inventory of remaining equipment, structures and facilities at each site; a guidebook with maps; standard story boards at each location; and digital audio descriptions.