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|This photo taken by teacher G. Fizzard in 1951 shows the "mailboat" leaving
the steamer, likely the Baccalieu, at anchor outside the Harbour. Note the
boat with mail and passengers was rowed into the Harbor while freight was
loaded into boats from the community. Passengers sat on seats or on bags of
mail in the stern; but, first they had to jump from the ship's ladder to the
mailboat, and this was not an easy task even on days with calm
seas. Children waited on the wharf for the Parson's Store boat to return
from the steamer so that they could carry boxes to the store and be given
one hard candy each.
Contributor: Fred Ingram
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