In addition to munitions factories, women also performed other "non-traditional" roles during wartime when men weren't available to fill them. These women are building lifeboats at the Bell Boatyard, circa 1914-1918. The boatyard was owned by Alexander
Graham Bell and his wife Mabel. Though the Bell's often employed local women (from Baddeck, NS) during the First World War, they also ran a program which providing housing and work for women from out of town.