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Old News of Newfoundland (Part xxvii2)

Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals

February 1928

Feb. 18:
Marine and Fisheries Department received message from light keeper at Belle
Isle yesterday stating that numerous seals were sighted coming through last
evening heavy ice eastward moving south.

Feb. 20:
Leonard EVANS, school master of Adam's Cove had right hand shattered by
accidental discharge of gun while shooting birds on Saturday.

Feb. 23:
Schooner "George A. Wood" arrived at Barbados yesterday slightly damaged.
Schooner left Cadiz 89 days ago for St. John's. 

Job's new steamer "Ungava" arrived from England this morning.

Feb. 24:
Capt. KEAN speaking before Llewlyn Club last evening announced that the
price of young [seal] fat for this season has been fixed at $5.00 and for old fat
in proportion. Increase was due he said to demand for immature seal skins.

Speech made by Prince of Wales at the Chamber of Shipping, London which
was broadcasted by Rugby [?] was heard in St. John's last night.

Feb. 27:
Minister of Agriculture and Mines WALSH returned from Buchans Saturday
and states that when spring opens employment can be had for between three
to five hundred additional men, one hundred and fifty of which will be
carpenters. At present time it would be useless for anybody to go to Buchans
unless work had been previously secured. Town building programme will be 
proceeded with this spring.

[An interesting note]:
Feb. 28:
Several thousand Brittany folk flocked yesterday to the historic port of St.
Malo for the annual ceremonies in honor of the departing French fishermen
who will pass the summer on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Seventy-
four three masted ships jammed the harbor basins [?] through which the
Archbishop of Rennes passed upon the official tug bestowing his blessing
on the vessels.


Page Transcribed by Barbara Pederson (1998)
Page Revised by Don Tate (May 2002)

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