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    • Example of hooked rug at Craft Night.

    • Hooked rugs;
    • Example of hooked rug done by a member of the O'Connors Fifty Plus Club. Rug symbol is the Mariner's Compass. Craft Night takes place weekly in the Recreation Centre.
    • A wave breaks over the Big Rock during a swell

    • Landscape;
    • The Big Rock sometimes sits in the ocean, sometimes sits on shore. Its changing position between high and low tide, and its view of the Western Cove have made it an ideal ducking spot and a favorite - though sometimes dangerous - place for...
    • Activity on and around the Wharf

    • Boardwalks; People;
    • Between the 1950s and 1980s, most of the activity at the Gut happened on the Wharf the marginal wharf on the west side of the Gut. Even when the boats were not in, the Wharf was a lively place.
    • A view of the Easter Cove from the Wester Cove

    • Abandoned houses; Architecture, building and construction; Landscape; Towns;
    • On the east side of the wide river mouth, the Easter Cove has at times been quite removed from the Place. In the early years, there were a fair number of houses in the Easter Cove. However in 1962, rafting ice damaged the series of wooden bridges...
    • Gathering kelp on Back of the Beach

    • Gardens; Landscape; Vegetables;
    • The Back of the Beach (as well as the Landwash) is a great place to collect kelp used to fertilize vegetable gardens, flower gardens and grass. Capelin is another natural fertilizer found on Back of the Beach and in the Landwash.
    • Easter Cove Hill

    • Architecture, building and construction;
    • The road on the Easter Cove Hill is part of Route 92 locally known as North Harbour Road. Route 92 connects Branch with communities at the head of St. Marys Bay and was completed in 1975. Route 100 which meets Route 92 in the Place, connects...
    • Aerial view of the shoreline, Flats and Place

    • Houses; Towns;
    • The Place refers to the main cluster of houses west of the River. Since the 1970s, there has been considerable residential development in the Easter Cove (not shown). People living in the Easter Cove will say they are going over to the Place when...
    • Panoramic View of Branch from the Naked Man - 2007

    • Landscape;
    • The Hayjers Rock crowns the Wester Cove as it sits at Branch Head. The rugged shoreline bends in toward the Landwash and the Gut where the River channels into the ocean. Across the Gut, the shoreline of the Easter Cove starts on Back of the Beach...
    • A view of the Place from across the River

    • Families; Towns;
    • Oral tradition has it that several years after settling in Branch, Thomas Nash returned to Ireland to perform his Easter duties, there being no priests in the area at the time. On his return, he was joined by two friends, Bill English and Nix...
    • Fred's Grocery Store

    • Houses; Stores;
    • This is a photograph of what used to be a grocery store, called Fred's Grocery. It is located at 1797 Portugal Cove Road. It is now apartments, and the owners of the place live behind this structure.
    • Original United Church

    • Buildings; Churches;
    • This is a photo of the original United Church, located on Roses Lane. The first Methodist service was held in the community in 1791 by William Black. The first Methodist church was built in the early 1800s. Around 1920 this church was torn down and...
    • Foundations of Picco Houses

    • Houses;
    • These foundations were once houses that belonged to the Picco family in Portugal Cove. There are three or four foundations in total. This would have been an ideal place to live as it was right next to the water, making it incredibly convenient for...
    • The Public House

    • Buildings;
    • This is the remains of the old Public House, which was the place where people would gather and drink in the community. It is located on Thorpes Road. It was built in the late 1800s and was owned by Asariah Tucker.

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