Born in Regnéville, he quite certainly followed the sailor’s path to Granville where he embarked regularly from 1886, to sail to the cod shoals of Newfoundland. Even though the character of this mariner was also forged from coastal trips from 1888 to 1895, a speciality of the port of Regnéville, Fulgence Véron also remained loyal to the port of Granville and its ship-owners. His last fishing campaign in 1910 was aboard the three-mast “La Manche”, from the fleet of the Granville ship owner Riottau.
Granville and its Newfoundlanders
Previously a Newfoundlander port, Regnéville saw its influence fall from the end of the 18th century as Granville was better adapted to berth bigger ships. The onboard labour force, originally from the villages bordering the Sienne and Regnéville, adapted to this change.