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Bessie Dawe and Lewis Payne, Town of Fogo
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Descriptive TitleBessie Dawe and Lewis Payne, Town of Fogo
TopicKnowledge of the land/water and environment
Person as TopicPayne, Lewis
DescriptionBessie Dawe talks about how they would row from Seldom-Come-By to the Cape down by Tilting to fish. Lewis Payne describes how they would row from the Town of Fogo to Copper Island, past Change Island, in order to cut firewood as there is no wood near the Town of Fogo. Once when Lewis was out with other men to get wood on Copper Island, they pitched a tent which caught fire and burned, leaving them with no supplies. To find a boat to get over to Change Island where Lewis had a sister required walking eleven miles. They then rowed across to the Town of Fogo but it was too rough to get into the harbour, forcing them to row to Payne's Harbour (which is now considered a part of Island Harbour but was once its own community). From Payne's Harbour the men walked to the Town of Fogo.
CollectorPower, Maureen
InformantPayne, Lewis
Dawe, Bessie
Biographical DataLewis Payne, 85 (b. 14 September 1922) and Bessie Dawe, 82, (DOB Dec ?) live together in Seldom-Come-By. Bessie is from Stag Harbour and Lewis is from the Town of Fogo. Lewis' family is from the town of Fogo, but he is not sure where they were originally from. They both are Anglican. Lewis has one child, Bruce, who is a teacher and owns a store called the 'This and That' store in the Town of Fogo. Lewis' brother is Stewart Payne, the bishop. Bessie has eight children: six boys and two girls.
Location Depicted/DiscussedCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Fogo Island--Town of Fogo
Recording LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Fogo Island--Seldom-Come-By
Extent01:38 minutes; 7.9 MB
TypeMoving Image
Resource TypeVideo
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Folklore and Language Archive. Fogo Island Collection 2007-225
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Central Newfoundland
GPSN49.61398, W54.16810
Topic.LCSHFogo Island (N.L.)--Social life and customs
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