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The Splink juts out from the cliff
The Splink juts out from the cliff
Descriptive TitleThe Splink juts out from the cliff
CategoryKnowledge of the land/water and environment
DescriptionThe Splink is a rock vein that juts out of the cliff around the Pismire Gully waterfall, creating a small, private cove. Marina Gambin writes, My great-Aunt Aggie (Mooney) Singleton, St. Josephs, was almost 100 years old when she died. She told me that at one time, the Sphinx (as she called it) had carvings of winged animals, winged women, winged boats. She said there were lots of other pictures carved there, like a house on fire and a gigantic man with legs where arms should be. Who carved this stuff? She was highly offended when I called it the Splink. I guess it was named for the Sphinx in Egypt.
CollectorBranch Cultural Historical Association
InformantGambin, Marina
Biographical DataMarina (Power) Gambin grew up in Branch in the 1950s and early 1960s. She often writes about life growing up in Branch.
Location Depicted/DiscussedCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--Branch--Wester Cove
NotesThe Splink is also known as the Mans Face by younger generations. Erosion has exposed the likeness of a mans face on the ocean edge of the rock vein.
TypeStill Image
Resource TypePhotograph
SourceBranch Cultural Historical Association - Margaret Power
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Avalon
RightsCC BY-NC 2.0 CA
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