Profile of Benson Hewitt

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  • A few Fogo Island nurses

    On June 6 of this past summer the long-term wing of the Fogo Island Health Centre was officially named the Christina Cole Memorial Residence. ...

  • The View From Fogo Island James Patrick Howley visits Fogo, 1886

    My source for this piece, like the piece already mentioned, is “Reminiscences of Forty-two Years in and about Newfoundland, 1868-1911” by J.P. ...

  • Last Port of Call – Seldom-Come-By

    As well, the harbour was strategically located; schooners leaving St. John's or Conception Bay enroute to the Labrador, would overnight at ...

  • Another feeding of the multitudes

    Meanwhile, one, "The feeding of the 5,000" is the only miracle which is present in all four canonical gospels, and that is the one referenced ...

  • … And she was pleasantly plump

    I had a minute or so to look around the classroom while the 21 students returned from the gym, and thought that, perhaps, someday, I would write ...

  • 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 ...