Men of Iron
Men called "Fish." They are the Newfoundlanders who over the decades have headed to New York City to help build that city's incredible skyline. A century ago Newfoundland was still a British colony. And New York City needed workers who were not afraid of heights.
American construction companies recruited Newfoundlanders. Fishermen who were used to climbing the high rigging on fishing schooners weren't afraid of working on high steel. Sons followed their fathers: the risk was high, but so was the pay. Fish helped build the Twin Towers. And now they are watching what is being built to replace them.
The CBC's Curtis Rumbolt has their story: Men of Iron. Men of Iron was produced by Chris Brookes.
The photographs are generously supplied by Iron Workers Local 40. The images are part of a slideshow celebrating their 100th anniversary. You can see it at the Iron Workers Local 40 Website.