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Twillingate Sun

February 26, 1921

While Mr. John Farthing of Herring neck was hauling his house one day this week the sticks on which it was sliding collapsed and it fell over a 25 foot cliff on its front side. Luckily the damage was comparatively slight - two panes of glass and six sleepers broken.

The house was being taken down over a 25 foot cliff when the sticks on which it was sliding snapped off. The "back-up" tackles held and the house swung in against the fluff, and it was against the cliff wall that the sleepers were broken, it then fell to the ice, lying flat on its front side. Examination showed comparatively little damage, and the haul was continued, this time with the house lying on its side. At its destination it had to be pulled up over another hill and this partly righted it, and with the aid of some screw jacks it was got in position and found to be little the worse for its accident.


February 26, 1921 Contributed by Amalie Lewis Tuffin

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (August 2002)

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