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The Black Wharf juts out into the Cove
The Black Wharf juts out into the Cove
Descriptive TitleThe Black Wharf juts out into the Cove
CategoryKnowledge of the land/water and environment
TopicArchitecture, building and construction
Landscape
KeywordsSeascape
Wharves
DescriptionThe Black Wharf was originally a finger pier placed to slow the adverse effects of river sand and tidal action on the depth of the Gut. Over the years, the structural material of the Black Wharf has changed and today this structure is technically a rock breakwater. The first version of the Black Wharf was constructed of wooden pilings in the late 1960s. The pilings where treated with creosote whose black color christened the structure.
Date16/06/2008
CollectorBranch Cultural Historical Association
Location Depicted/DiscussedCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--Branch
NotesAlthough the Black Wharf is no longer technically a wharf, it has kept its name a way to capture memories of youthful days and nights spent on, below, beside, off, and at the end of the Black Wharf.
FormatImage/jpeg
TypeStill Image
Resource TypePhotograph
LanguageEng
SourceBranch Cultural Historical Association - Margaret Power
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Avalon
RightsCC BY-NC 2.0 CA
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