Halls Bay Historical Treasure Trove, in One Single Magazine

If you hail from any point between Beachside and Brighton, this is for you

Halls Bay Historical Treasure Trove, in One Single Magazine

MUN’s Digital Archives has entire editions of Decks Awash magazine.  For greenbayfeed.com, Decks Awash vol. 17, no. 05 (Sept-Oct 1988) was examined. The longer that particular magazine was peered into, the more toppled out. In the end it was a Decks Awash cornucopia of bits of the past.

This Decks Awash has profiles and articles from Beachside to Brighton. Among its pages, there is truly something for eveyone who hails from Green Bay.

Unfortunately, the website that has the magazine is NOT MOBILE friendly. Desktop/laptop viewing will be best, a tablet may be tolerable. 

A Guide is below.

Tip: When you go to the web page, look for the small triangles at the bottom of the reading window so you can pull down and resize it. Zoom control is at the top. You can navigate through the magazine by way of the pages menu to the right.

Pages 4 to 21 are community histories pages, the rest, pretty much, are a sweet glimpse of local life in the 1980s.

A few pages at the beginning of the book are missing.

Marden Wiseman of Little Bay Islands is on the cover.

A GUIDE ~
SOME OF WHAT IS IN THE DECKS AWASH, organized by community ~ 

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Beachside

  • When Beachside was Wild Bight, page 19
  • Fisherman Cyril Bennett says the fish are scarce, page 65

Triton

  • A look at the fish plant in Triton, pages 23-24
  • A sawmill and the lumber business, page 25
  • Salvation Army Triton Corps in 1988, page 27

Pilley’s Island

  • Pilley’s Island’s Jack Mansfield who was 100 years old at the time of this magazine’s printing, page 30
  • Teacher Russell Bragg talks tourism and the Upside Down Tree, page 36
  • Scott Anderson talks high school sports, page 31

Brighton

  • Tracey Fudge talks about school and future plans, page 29

Long Island

  • Long Island postmaster and Mayor Tony Croucher talks water hook-ups, page 31
  • Long Island Academy Principal, Gilbert Burton, talks schoolin’, page 32
  • Bert & Winifred Parsons explain life in the old days, page 35

Sunday Cove Island

  • Port Anson’s Ralph Burton remembers the fishery, page 39
  • Gerald Fudge of Miles Cove talks crab fishing, page 40

South Brook

  • Mayor Mamie Newman talks about life in South Brook, page 41
  • ‘Rabbit kitchen’ and logging in South Brook, page 11
  • Dulcie Burton explains how people got around, pages 50-51
  • Student Tracey Croucher talks about life at Charisma Collegiate and life plans, page 42

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Springdale

  • Log driving and other industries in Springdale, page 14
  • Local travel in the 1920s, and the first car in Springdale, page 15 (left side, 1st paragraph)
  • Ed Smith, page 52
  • The Rock Shop, page 57-58
  • High school swimmer Angie Warren, pages 53-54
  • nor’wester staff Tana Ryan, Randy Edison and Kathy Dicks, page 54-55
  • Wayne Vincent, Phyllis Bowers, and Valley Vista, pages 49-50
  • High school student Deana Young talks school and future plans, page 52

Coffee Cove & St. Patrick’s

  • Bill & Rita Hayes, of St. Patricks, talk fishing and woods work on page 61
  • Life in Coffee Cove, keeping goats and sheep ~ Joseph, Gwendolyn, Kent & Joe Colbourne, page 62

Little Bay

  • Flooding as Life in Little Bay, as told by Harvey and Ruby Boyd, pages 63-64
  • When Little Bay was rock ‘n’ roll with 1538 people, page 18

Little Bay Islands

  • Irving Wheaton talks of being a mayor and councillor, page 66
  • Fisherman, Marden Wiseman, also talks poor fishing, page 67 (Marden is on the magazine cover)
  • Fish plant, page 68
  • Gladys Penney remembers living on Little Bay Islands, page 51

More

  • Amusing tales from the time of telegrams, page 6
  • Read about Levi Joe, a Mi’kmaq man who was reportedly a very skilled speed skater, page 13

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