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Memories of Flat Islands

The following is reprinted from "Memories of Flat Islands",
a book published for the Reunion Celebrations, Summer 1992.



Flat Island, Bonavista Bay
June 13, 1936
The Evening Telegram'


Reverend A. SHEPPARD returned to Salvage on Tuesday after completing his usual parochial visit to this section of his parish.

Reverend A. S. BUTT leaves home on Monday en route for Howley. Rev. Mr. BUTT will take up duties in the lumber camps until September where he will again resume his studies at the Memorial College, St. John's.

Mr. Arthur SAMSON continues to be very sick. He is unable to prosecute the fishery owing to his illness. He is however, sending Mr. Walter SAMSON to the Labrador in charge of his vessel the Neva Belle.

Mr. W. F. RALPH, student at Queen's College for the past year, arrived home from St. John's yesterday.

Mrs. Lawrence WALTERS and two children arrived here yesterday morning on the S.S. Home from Bonavista where Mr. WALTERS has been engaged as teacher during the school year.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred PENNY and Mr. PENNY's mother arrived here from Charlottetown, B.B., on Wednesday.They left again on Thursday for their home.

Mrs. Mary Ann MOSS left here on Thursday for Charlottetown to live with her daughter, Mrs. Alfred PENNY ofthat place.

Mrs. Annie OLFORD of Burnside, has been appointed teacher at Coward's Island to take up her dutiesSeptember 1st.

Miss Julia KELLIGREW arrived from Bonavista yesterday morning by S.S. Home. She was accompanied by a friend girl.

Wedding Bells:


A very pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Nicholas Anglican Church here on Monday the 8th inst., by theRev. A. SHEPPARD, Rector, when Mr. Elias SWEETAPPLE of Glovertown, led Miss Blanch SAMSON to the altar.

The bride attired in crepe-de-chene and carrying a bouquet of carnations looked charming. Miss Mildred BOURNE and Miss Hilda SAMSON acted as train-bearers. A reception was held at the home of Mr. James SAMSON, father of the bride. Quite a number of people from Glovertown were present among the invited guests. The bride was recipient of many useful presents. The bridal party left for Glovertown Tuesday morning and arrived there in the early afternoon. The writer wishes the bride and groom many years of happy wedded life together.


All our vessels except the Waterspite, Captain Roland BUTT, will prosecute the Labrador fishery this year. The fleet will sail for Labrador on the 15th inst. We trust that they will return with bumper trips. There is practically no sign of codfish here to date and salmon continue to be very scarce. Weather conditions have been very agreeable during the past week with offshore breezes. Our men took advantage of the fine weather and painted the north and south side of the church on Wednesday of this week.

The Evening Telegram




Page contributed by: Bonnie Hickey, April 9th, 2000
Page revised: Oct. 2002 (Terry Piercey)

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