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21. 59 Battery Road - Red & Yellow chairs facing the harbor in garden 59 Battery Road - Red & Yellow chairs facing the harbor in garden Armchairs;

22. 6 & 8 Battery Road 6 & 8 Battery Road Architecture, building and construction; Houses;

23. 6 Fort Waldegrave Path and rock wall with items 6 Fort Waldegrave Path and rock wall with items Architecture, building and construction; Houses;

24. 60 Battery Road door 60 Battery Road door Architecture, building and construction; Doors;

25. 8 Top Battery Road - mailbox and light 8 Top Battery Road - mailbox and light Folk art; Handmade objects;

26. 9 & 10 Top Battery Road 9 & 10 Top Battery Road Architecture, building and construction; Houses;

27. 9 & 10 Top Battery Road - Houses built into the rock 9 & 10 Top Battery Road - Houses built into the rock Architecture, building and construction; Houses;

28. A skiff going in the Gut A skiff going in the Gut Boats; Landscape; Towns; The Gut has been the industrial hub of the fishery in Branch since the 1790s. Although the term gut refers specifically to the channel of water at the mouth of the River, the general area around the channel is also known as the Gut. The channel itself is the passageway for boats in and out of the harbour.

29. A view from the Hill 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 in Branch - married a granddaughter of Nix Power and settled at the base of the Hill, above the Englishs at the Gut.

30. A view of the Easter Cove from the Wester Cove 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 spanning the river and most families relocated to the Place in 1963. A new causeway built in 1971 has once again opened up the Easter Cove.

31. A view of the Place from across the River 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 (Nicholas) Power. Each of these men married one of Nashs daughters and the community of Branch was born, spreading out beyond the first Nash homestead at the Gut.

32. A wave breaks over the Big Rock during a swell 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 children to feel the thrill of being surrounded by water.

33. Abandoned shed, Outer Battery Road Abandoned shed, Outer Battery Road Architecture, building and construction; Abandoned houses; Sheds;

34. Accordion in Bruce Peters' house Accordion in Bruce Peters' house Accordions; Folk music;

35. Activity on and around the Wharf 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.

36. Aerial photo of the Gut today Aerial photo of the Gut today Bays; Cod fishing; Commercial fishing; Fishing; Towns; The Gut has seen many changes over the generations with changing fishing methods and technology, as well as declining cod stocks in recent years. Today at the Gut, modern longliners moor in the Pond while a dormant fish processing plant sits next to the marginal wharf (the Wharf).

37. Aerial view of the shoreline, Flats and Place 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 crossing the causeway. Houses extend inland west of the River as far as the Mile Post.

38. Alleyway next to Mary Betts & Brandt Evans' house at night Alleyway next to Mary Betts & Brandt Evans' house at night Architecture, building and construction; Houses;

39. Andrews, Robert. Robert Andrews interview, July 23, 2005. Andrews, Robert. Robert Andrews interview, July 23, 2005. Towns; This interview is part of a series of interviews collected by The Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation. This interview is with Robert Andrews, age 72, of Port de Grave. Music by: The Affections, which include Robert (Bob) Andrews, Emmie Andrews and Lloyd James. Additional songs by Mark Lynch (age 85). The interviewer is Linda Reid. The camera was operated by Linda Cooper and the interview was edited by Darrell Barrett.

40. Anglo-American Coal Shed, Heart's Content. 
 Anglo-American Coal Shed, Heart's Content. Architecture, building and construction; Vernacular architecture; Coal shed in Heart's Content heritage district.
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