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The Bank overlooks the Landwash
The Bank overlooks the Landwash
Descriptive TitleThe Bank overlooks the Landwash
CategoryKnowledge of the land/water and environment
TopicArchitecture, building and construction
DescriptionThe Bank is a manmade structure. In the mid-1950s, when the Gut was dredged, sand and gravel were piled at the edge of the Landwash, creating the Bank.
CollectorBranch Cultural Historical Association
Location Depicted/DiscussedCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--Branch
NotesAlthough breakwaters has been constructed to slow the adverse effects of river sand and tidal action, the Gut must be dredged regularly to maintain channel depth. Boats loaded with fish sometimes go aground on the Bar (sandbar) at low tide while trying to get in the Gut.
TypeStill Image
Resource TypePhotograph
SourceBranch Cultural Historical Association Linda OKeefe
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Avalon
RightsCC BY-NC 2.0 CA
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