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District Photo Album
Burgeo & LaPoile District

Grand Bruit

Mailboat
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

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (October 2002)

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