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Historical Information on Communities in the Bonavista Bay District
Bonavista Bay Songs and Tidbits
Besides Lukey's Boat there are a number of old Bonavista Bay songs that tell of our heritage. Please help us build our collection and send your favourites to Martha Warren. In particular she is hoping to find the words to "The Challenger".
Mark Walker was born in Tickle Cove, Bonavista Bay, the son of Marcus Walker of Ireland and Jane (Mackey) Walker of Bonavista, B.B. A boat builder by trade, Mark Walker became well known as a song writer and balladeer--his most famous ballad being "On Tickle Cove Pond". It has been said that he was able to write a song about any subject at any time. Sometime in the mid-1870's he moved from Tickle Cove B.B. to Sweet Bay, B.B.
Frank Kelly lived in Tickle Cove, B.B. and was well known as a song writer. He ran a business from his home and also submitted newspaper articles to papers such as "The Evening Telegram." He died by drowning in April 1934.
I would like to express my thanks to Mr. E. James Long, author of "The Hard & the Aisey", for "introducing me", you might say, to the Devine brothers and their work. His help has been invaluable.
The authors of the following works, P. K. (Patick Kevin) Devine, M. A.(Maurice
March 31, 2000
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