the waves back in time with us!
the early 1800s almost all of the hundreds of fishing village “outports”
(meaning “out” from St. John’s) were isolated.
Many who lived in the outposts never did journey more than a few
miles from home. The only means of travel and communication was
by sea. Trying to connect all these little outports was a formidable
task. Creating the necessary Railway and Coastal Services, and delivering
passengers, mail, and freight, became a huge financial burden on
the operators and on the Newfoundland economy.
Joe Prim and friend
The M.V. Hopedale in the background