Profile of Benson Hewitt

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  • 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 ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    For the month of April I thought I’d write a few pieces on sealing disasters especially as they affected Fogo Islands and environs. In doing ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    Last week in my piece on Pte. Maxwell Scott of Fogo, I concluded that the Court of Enquiry assembled to investigate the circumstances under which ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    In 1881 the Twillingate Sun wrote that Robert Scott was one of the principal mercantile gentlemen in Fogo. His family home was what is now ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    The other day I was reading (on line) the March 1, 1955, edition of the now defunct Daily News from St. John’s. The bold headline on page ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    My father hauled a lot of firewood, and one of the landmarks I often heard him refer to was ‘the half-way house.’ As I remember it, it ...