Profile of Benson Hewitt

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  • The View from Fogo Island

    I don’t think, however, that I’m a Grinch and so I thought I’d write a little of what Christmas was like more than a few years ago now, and bring ...

  • the view from fogo island

    According to most reports, losses throughout the province amounted to a record $200 million, resulting in military personal being deployed to ...

  • The Canons on Hewitt’s Point

    Alert! There is a play on words. When I was doing (not studying!) Grade 9, and because at that time Newfoundland was a British colony, (ancient ...

  • Fogo, 1907

    Just a few days ago I was reading an edition of the Daily News, 1907, and found some news from Fogo. Thus, I’d like to share with you what was ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    In a recent piece I told you how ‘a smear of artists’ descended on Fogo Island and what a time we all had. One of them, knowing that I was ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    Today there are 10 or so communities that make up the newly incorporated town of Fogo Island. If, however, you were to go back in time to ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    Many people today may not be aware that shipbuilding was one of the first industries in Norris Arm quite a few years ago now. My research ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    I am fascinated with collective nouns that are used to describe people, animals, etcetera; for example, ‘a murder of crows’, ‘a school of ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    On Saturday of this week, July 1, we commemorate the Battle of Beaumont Hamel. Briefly the Royal Newfoundland Regiment made their ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    By Benson Hewitt Shocking Tragedy at Fogo: A shocking fatality occurred at Fogo on Monday night, April 12, about 10 o’clock, when ...