Bye-boat (by-boat), a name applied historically to any small inshore fishing craft, usually an open boat carrying 5-10 men, used in Newfoundland in the bye-boat fishery. Bye-boat operators or keepers were a large and significant factor in the Newfoundland cod fishery from the mid-1600s until the beginning of the 1800s. They usually competed with the larger fish merchant firms, although sometimes a merchant would outfit the operator and buy his catch. The bye-boat keeper and the fishing servants he employed travelled to his "fishing room" in Newfoundland each summer as passengers on a fishing ship. He and his crew would fish for the summer from one or two bye-boats he kept there, usually selling the cured catch to a fishing ship before returning to England in the autumn. A couple of men might be hired to remain in Newfoundland over the winter to protect the boats and room. See also Fisheries History.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Pitt, Robert D.. "Bye-boat". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 16 December 2015, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/bye-boat. Accessed 24 April 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Pitt, R., Bye-boat (2015). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/bye-boat
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Pitt, Robert D., "Bye-boat". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 06, 2006; last modified December 16, 2015. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/bye-boat
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Robert D. Pitt, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Bye-boat", last modified December 16, 2015, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/bye-boat
|Article by||Robert D. Pitt|
|Published Online||February 6, 2006|
|Last Edited||October 3, 2014|
Bye-boat (by-boat), a name applied historically to any small inshore fishing craft, usually an open boat carrying 5-10 men, used in Newfoundland in the bye-boat fishery.