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41. Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt M Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt M Personal experience narratives; Transcript: Yes sir, I guarantee you. What I wouldn't give... to be able to smell the bark in the spring of the year...

42. Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt D Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt D Buildings; People; Transcript: Years ago, my father used to keep his car down there. They had a dance hall... down in the square, but its tore down now... My mother and them used to go down there when they were younger, right? When they'd get us into bed, they'd go down there... We had it good years ago, right? Everyone was the same, the neighbours and that... I remember my father was a fireman over in the East End, years ago, and he used to be working late, and my mother used to tell us that my oldest sister and her would go down, and when they'd be coming home, they'd meet him coming home.

43. Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt A Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt A Personal experience narratives; Transcript: When I was young going to school, when we'd go out, there was no plows... We'd be up so far on the snow that we'd look into people's bedrooms. But now we have no winters now. The plows are out all night long. Give you a headache. We got it better than anybody out here. Perfect.

44. St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt L St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt L Architecture, building and construction; Buildings; Houses; Landscape; Transcript: What I would like is to see all single family residences in 20 years, and to have some of the existing fishing premises restored and maintained for public access... and what I would hate to see is all the existing houses removed, and all super-sized houses in their place, and all the fishing stores gone, and all the wharves gone and all the boats gone. And a big modern waterfront development of boutiques... all in metal and concrete... big expensive restaurants... and hotels...

45. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt A Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt A Families; Transcript: Well, this goes back to 1861 to my great grandfather Moses Pearcey. He died in 1938, he was 77. His wife also, Naomi, was born in 1862 and she died in 1928 at 66... My grandfather Samuel who was born in 1891 and he died in 1954, at 63. His wife was Sarah, she was born in 1890 and died in 1973 at 83. The next one is my father, James Pearcey he was born in 1912, he died in a snowslide here on February 16, 1959, at 47 with his wife Ethel who was born in 1916, she also died February 16, 1959 at 43, at the snow slide here at the Outer Battery. His brother, Robert (James) was born in 1914 and he died in 1996 at age 82. His wife Lillian was born in 1919 and she died in 1991 at 82. There is also anotther and his brother who is still alive today, which is Ernest and his wife. They consisted of three brothers who fished here at the Outer Battery. And back is what is their great-grandfather and father before me... and this is a Twine Store that the family used to spend in the wintertime mending their twine 'cause the fish usually from April up to December and that after that they mended their twine from January up 'til April.

46. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt G Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt G Fishers; Fishing; Drying (Food preservation); Salt-curing; Transcript: Well, my mother was involved in the drying. That was their job. The women had to spread the fish 'cause the men were off catching the fish in the cod traps, and bringing it in. But the women, they had to come down on a fine day and spread it on the flake and if it started to rain during the day or in the evening they had to come down and take it up again and put it in the yaffles like they used to put it on, so the rain wouldn't spoil it. They had to keep it covered.

47. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt D Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt D Fishers; Fishing; Families; Transcript: Well, I grew up a boy in the fishery when Dad... and his brothers fished together from right up through, when I was big enough (8 or 9 years old) right up to when he died... couple years after that my uncle sold it all off and we gave it up.

48. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt P Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt P Transcript: Well, a person just came today and wanted to buy it and I wouldn't sell it for one million dollars!

49. Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt J Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt J Personal experience narratives; Transcript: We've had [waves] where they've taken out every stage out in the Battery... but we've had 'em where the lighthouse went, and the stageheads went and boats and all the gear went up the harbour... get easterly winds for three or four days...

50. Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt F Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt F Fishes; Fishing; Transcript: We were never allowed out there [as children]... so dangerous... we used to go down and get a fish, y' know? Ten cents for a fish... Beauties... and it was right fresh. And now you got to pay for it. It's not the same...

51. Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt H Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt H People; Personal experience narratives; Transcript: We moved one time, we moved over to 25 Gower Street. And that's just right there, I can see the house from here. And after three or four months we were too far west and had to come east again. That's a fact... I never thought of... and I guess I never will now.

52. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt M Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt M Personal experience narratives; Transcript: We had good years and we had bad years.

53. Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt A Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt A Personal experience narratives; Transcript: We had four people killed... I think it was the 14th of February, 1959. ... About a week or so after that, a friend of mine, Albert Rogers, he lived out there. And the house was covered, and I mean covered with snow. He decided to move, and he got out, got his stuff out through the window, and we moved in through the window. That's right! That's a fact! Moved everything in through the window. It was buried with snow. Just buried... Mr. and Mrs. Pearcey died in that... his grandmother, next door, and her grandson died in it, that same night. And the next morning, a Mr. Dawe, he was 103 or 105 year old, he died of natural causes. He was a very old man.

54. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt N Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt N Commercial fishing; Transcript: Two plants here. Harveys and Jobs. We used to sell it to the plants. ... Yeah, that was on the South Side. And Harvey's.

55. Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt C Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt C Houses; People; Transcript: They're here now... about... about 10-15 years ago... the big house on the fort, the great big one up there... Greg Kendall owned it, and he sold it... that was the first house that was sold on the Battery to strangers, as far as I can see. And that's 10-15 years ago...

56. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt Q Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt Q Families; Photos (Material Culture); Transcript: There's only about four or five original families out here now. I only got this for sentimental reasons. I'm retired ... I only just come out and spend a day out here and any body that comes in ... I say yes, you can come in and see the pictures as it was in the 50's and 30's ... and look at memories is all it is.

57. Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt C Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt C Families; People; Children; Transcript: There's no children out here now. They're all grown up, and they're not having children like they did, years ago...

58. Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt N Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt N Families; People; Personal experience narratives; Transcript: There's no children here now. I can count on my one hand, I think, for sure on my two hands, the children that are living on Battery Road under 7 or 8 years... when I was growing up, wow. My age, when I was growing up, there was a hundred or more, at least, from the two Batteries, from the three Batteries.

59. Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt J Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt J Photos (Material Culture); Modeling (physical objects); Transcript: There's a model right there... and pictures on the wall showing flakes as it was in the 50's and 40's and 30's.

60. Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt B Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt B Families; Fishing; Transcript: The original families out there, when I was growing up... The Reids, the Garlands, the Wellses, the Ritches, the Pearceys, the Prettys, the Edgecombes, The Dawes... they were... the Rogerses... there was a dozen, that's seven or eight there. And oh, don't forget the Critches... now the Critches, I fished with them for a long while. Now they didn't live out there... their people were from the Battery, but they didn't, they lived in town... they used to stay out there every summer... I fished with them... for 15 summers...
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