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  • 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 ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    A few years ago I remember a CBC reporter on TV interviewing a new Canadian, a non-Christian I am suspecting, buying her first Christmas ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    The desert shall rejoice and bloom as the rose. - Isaiah 35:2 We are now spending some time in Ontario and a day or so before we left ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    There is a beautiful story in Genesis of Jacob fleeing from his brother Esau, and sleeping at a place to be called Bethel and how he used a ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    One of the rites of passage for any boy growing up in outport Newfoundland was falling overboard. Generally speaking, he fell jumping from ...

  • The View From Fogo Island

    This year my wife and I recognized a significant milestone in our marriage by taking a cruise of the Baltic Sea and visited such exotic cities, ...

  • Remembrance Day, 2009

    The View From Fogo Island - All we have of freedom, all we use or know - This our fathers bought for us long ago. - Rudyard Kipling, "The Old ...

  • What was making news on Fogo Island more than a century ago

    The view from Fogo Island - Some time ago I chanced upon some old copies of a newspaper called The Free Press, a weekly newspaper out of St. ...