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Newfoundland Traditional Outport Scene



This pictures shows a classic Newfoundland outport scene. The village is clinging to the sea. The houses are salt-box types, clinging to the cliffs, and are painted with bright colours, giving the village an appealing look. In the foreground we find the fish flakes, on which cod was dried, and the stages where the "splitting" of cod was done. The cove provides some shelter for the small fishing boats.


© 2004 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College