Cancale

People of Cancale

For the past five centuries, the residents of this little fishing port were cod fishermen from the discovery of Canada by Jacques Cartier until recently, since at the beginning of the 20th century, three quarters of the ships bound for Newfoundland could be found in the ports of Saint Malo, Saint Servan and Cancale. The building sites of La Houle resonated with the hammers of craftsmen who built wooden ships. In the 1950s modern ships replaced these, and the people of Cancale turned their attention landwards. My friends continue to depend on the sea, practicing their crafts with always a respect for tradition, nature and man: A.O.C.'s mussels from the Saint-Michel bay raised by Mister Héry, Johann's sea wolf and mackerels, Annick Prodhomme's oysters...