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    • Boats and fishing gear on Henrys Beach

    • Boats; Families; Fishing equipment; Fishing boats; Landscape; Salt-curing; Architecture, building and construction;
    • Henrys Beach is the point of land separating the Pond from the Gut. This area was traditionally owned by the Roche's who built fishing stages here after marriage into the Nash family. The land was also used to dry fish during the salt cod fishery....
    • Contraption used to get drinking water from Kerrys Spout

    • Water Springs
    • Kerrys Spout is a cold water spring located along the east shoreline beyond the Back of the Beach. Oral tradition has it that a British man named Kingspear moved to Branch at the same time as Thomas Nash and settled in the Easter Cove. Little is...
    • A view from the Hill

    • Families; Houses; Towns; Weddings;
    • In the early-1800s, Nix Power married one of Thomas Nashs daughters and the Powers settled on the Hill above the Gut and Square. In the mid-1850s, another family of Powers arrived and settled on the Hill. Patrick Mooney (b. 1816) the first Mooney...
    • Fog hanging in over the Wester Cove

    • Landscape;
    • Starting at the Hayjers Rock, the Wester Cove bends in toward the Place on the west side of the River. Cliffs divide the Wester Cove into two parts: tree-covered hills that range toward the Place, and a narrow, rugged shoreline at the base of the...
    • Bill Lamswood's Barn

    • Outbuildings; Barns
    • This is an exterior photograph of Bill Lamswood's barn, which was built by his father and is about 60 years old. It is located at 7 Lamswood Lane. There is a below ground root cellar in the barn that Bill still uses to store potatoes. The tractor...
    • Gary Codner's House

    • Houses;
    • This is a photograph of Gary Codner's house, located at 19 Harding's Hill. He moved into the house around 20 years ago. The house is about 160 years old, and although it looks new on the outside, the interior is well preserved. The original...
    • John and Val Quinton's Chicken Coop

    • Outbuildings; Chicken coops;
    • This is a photo of John and Val Quinton's chicken coop. It was given to them by the owners of the Hayes White House, along with the chickens that they still own. John was unsure exactly how old the structure is but if it came from the White House...
    • Boyde Hiscock's House

    • Houses;
    • This is an exterior photograph of Boyde Hiscock's house, located on Coady's Road. He has lived in this house his entire life. The house once belonged to Gus Squires, who owned the blacksmith shop. The house still has the original rock foundation...
    • Hanlon's Store Sign

    • Signage;
    • This is a photograph of the sign that was on Hanlon's Store between 1950 and 1960. The Hanlon family ran the store out of their home which was located at 81 Beachy Cove Road. John Quinton still has the sign stored in his barn.
    • Murray's Farmhouse

    • Houses;
    • This is a photograph of Murray's Farmhouse located on Portugal Cove Road. It was built in 1850 and is one of the last examples of the traditional cape cod style house in the community. It was owned by Patrick Murray and he farmed here. Murray's...
    • Murray's Pond Fishing Club

    • Buildings;
    • Murray's Pond Fishing Club is located at 1464 Portugal Cove Road. It was started by R.A. Brhem in 1882. The original clubhouse was built in 1900 and was in front of Murray's Pond on Portugal Cove Road. The building that is still standing today was...

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