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    • Bessie Dawe and Lewis Payne, Town of Fogo

    • Knowledge of the land/water and environment; Work
    • Bessie Dawe talks about how they would row from Seldom-Come-By to the Cape down by Tilting to fish. Lewis Payne describes how they would row from the Town of Fogo to Copper Island, past Change Island, in order to cut firewood as there is no wood...
    • Lewis Payne, Dog teams, Town of Fogo

    • Knowledge of the land/water and environment; Work
    • Lewis Payne describes dog teams. There were only two cars in the town, so they used dogs for hauling firewood. Bessie Dawe remarks that in Seldom-Come-By the hauling was mainly done by horses. There was no particular breed of dog, just a local dog,...
    • Lewis Payne, Fishing, Town of Fogo

    • Knowledge of the land/water and environment; Work; Migration/settlement
    • At 16 or 17 years of age Lewis Payne started fishing. He did this for five summers then joined a coal boat. He was in a shipwreak off the Madeleine Islands and had to row 15 miles to Cape Breton. He then came back to Fogo and joined another freight...
    • Lewis Payne, Sealing, Town of Fogo

    • Knowledge of the land/water and environment; Work
    • Lewis Payne talks about having to walk to Lewisport to get the train to St. John's, where he would join a vessel going to the seal hunt. The trip from the Town of Fogo to Lewisport was a two day trip. In the winter he walked over the ice. Leaving...

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