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Lewis Payne, Fishing, Town of Fogo
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Descriptive TitleLewis Payne, Fishing, Town of Fogo
TopicKnowledge of the land/water and environment
Person as TopicPayne, Lewis
DescriptionAt 16 or 17 years of age Lewis Payne started fishing. He did this for five summers then joined a coal boat. He was in a shipwreak off the Madeleine Islands and had to row 15 miles to Cape Breton. He then came back to Fogo and joined another freight boat. He worked on a long liner for 10 summers. He also worked at the fish plant for 3-4 summers and then retired. Lewis then gets out his book of poetry.
CollectorPower, Maureen
InformantPayne, Lewis
Dawe, Bessie
Biographical DataLewis Payne, 85 (b. 14 September 1922) and Lewis Payne, 85, (DOB Sept 14) 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
Extent03:08 minutes; 16.1 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
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