Profile of Benson Hewitt

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  • The view from Fogo Island

    I am guessing now, that I knew instinctively that I was going to put a damper on the exuberance of a fair number of teenagers, especially on a ...

  • Communications', Fogo Island, 1947

    Thus, in preparation for this piece this week, and the one that will follow, I am trying to get a handle of a time when there was not even a ...

  • Reverend Harry Oake Earle, Fogo

    Perhaps Harry Oake, the sixth of 10 children born to Frederick and Bertha Earle, may have never articulated these words (and yet he might have!); ...

  • From Fogo to Battle Harbour in a Trap-skiff, 1920

    Further reading of the article showed that it was Captain Ernest Perry of Indian Islands, who had made this 'perilous motor trip,' as it was ...

  • Thomas McKinnon', Fogo Island, Crosses Atlantic, 1918

    You must be asking. The source of this story is The Daily Star 1918- 02-08. It reported that a person by that name, from Fogo Island, was a ...

  • Andrew Anthony, Seldom-Come-By, Goes to Court 1927

    At this time, she was partly waterlogged, and had on board a general cargo for Coachman's Cove, and Conch, and consigned to James Norris and ...

  • The view from Fogo Island

    Did you know that there was a police chase (and duly reported on) in Fogo in 1891? The one in Fogo, I believe, was especially entertaining, but ...

  • When navigation closed on Fogo Island

    There is something final about these words. Yet there was a time when these words were much in vogue on Fogo Island, and around this time of the ...

  • A letter to Santa Claus

    Those of you who might be familiar with Shakespeare’s play ‘As You Like It’, know that he claims that there are seven ages of man, and so it is ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    The constable stationed in Fogo then was Constable William Shave, and there is every indication he too walked the roads making sure that the ...