Bell Island is a small island located at the bottom of Conception Bay, in Newfoundland and Labrador. In the 1890s, iron ore mining began there and continued into the 1960s. The mined ore was shipped out for refining into steel. During World War II, several ore carriers were attacked and sunk by German U-boats and Bell Island itself was hit by an errant German torpedo, making it the only place in North America that was subject to a direct attack.
Work in the mines was difficult and dangerous. Until the eight hour work day was introduced in 1943, men worked ten hours a day, six days a week. This meant that for half the year, they only saw daylight on Sundays. It was hard work, but men came from all over Conception Bay to work there. The population on Bell Island swelled from 6000 in the early 1930s to over 12,000 in the early 1960s, making it one of the largest towns in the province for many decades.
Introducing the Miner's Chain, part of the Traditions Collection. Heavy 18 gauge, high quality stainless steel rings have been woven in the box weave pattern to create a robust chain with an industrial vibe. This distinctive chainmail necklace for men exudes consistency and strength, like the miners who inspired it. It measures about 20.5 inches (52.5 cm) and comes in a two-toned box with a magnetic closure.
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