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Lewis Payne, Sealing, Town of Fogo
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Descriptive TitleLewis Payne, Sealing, Town of Fogo
TopicKnowledge of the land/water and environment
Person as TopicPayne, Lewis
Dawe, Bessie
DescriptionLewis Payne talks about having to walk to Lewisport to get the train to St. John's, where he would join a vessel going to the seal hunt. The trip from the Town of Fogo to Lewisport was a two day trip. In the winter he walked over the ice. Leaving the Town of Fogo he would take the Waterman Brook Trail to Waterman Brook. Once there someone in a punt would come over and bring him to Deep Bay. From there he would walk to Island Harbour. From Island harbour, the closest point to Lewisport, he would walk from over the ice. In St. John's, Lewis joined the sealer 'Codroy'; he also remembers a sealing vessel called the 'Clarenville' that he did not join. Lewis remarks that he made no money sealing.
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
Extent02:39 minutes; 12.7 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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