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ThorahGuy
Posted: Nov 20, 2011 - 08:17 pm


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The man with the rifle is believed to be Billy Warren. The other is unknown. The building behind them is almost certainly Thorah House. My best guess of the date is about 1930.

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Posted: Nov 20, 2011 - 08:23 pm


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Vintage Pic 016

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avengere1.
Posted: Nov 20, 2011 - 08:48 pm


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great photos..my guess with the pic with all the fish strung out..they are gutted and was prob heavely salted for some time and are strung out in the sun to be cured..takes several days....

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Posted: Nov 20, 2011 - 09:02 pm


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Thanks for that. I wondered if maybe they were strung out like that to go into a big smoker of some kind. That said, any of the folks that I knew who were smoking their catch back in the day didn't have smokers near big enough for that rack. I didn't really think of sun drying, didn't know anyone who did that but that doesn't mean it wasn't done. Aren't there too many preditors in these parts for that?

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Posted: Nov 20, 2011 - 09:09 pm


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Speaking of drying fish . . . This is how they did it in the NWT in the 1920's.

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Posted: Nov 20, 2011 - 09:56 pm


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hey great pic we called that a flake back east..cod was salted for a few days/weeks and then put in the sun to be cured..spent many days putting the fish out to dry and bringing them back in at sun down or rain moving in..

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Posted: Nov 21, 2011 - 08:03 pm


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Hey Avengere, I didn't know you hung the cod on the Rock. I've been led to believe you laid them out flat like this:

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Posted: Nov 21, 2011 - 08:05 pm


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Vintage Pic 017

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avengere1.
Posted: Nov 21, 2011 - 11:25 pm


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yes throah guy we mostly layed them flat but when we were drying your drying 10.000 lbs plus you would have to hang them as well.some were like a cloths line some you layed them flat on flake and also hung them all around the base of the flake..long gone are those days..

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Posted: Nov 22, 2011 - 07:43 pm


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Vintage Pic 018

Today we have a twofer. Believed to be Thorah Island about 1915.

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Posted: Nov 22, 2011 - 08:40 pm


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Great pics Gord. Interesting the way that reel is seated on the rod. I can't find any antique reels with that configuration. Maybe a homemade job.

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Posted: Nov 22, 2011 - 09:02 pm


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I wondered about the reel myself. There's some pretty old stuff tucked away here and there on the Island but nothing like that as far as I know. The rod does look store bought though.

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Posted: Nov 22, 2011 - 09:09 pm


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Yes, the rod looks like those of the era, wood held together by metal Ferrules made of simple metal tubes fashioned from sheet metal.

www.oldrods.com/woodsticks.htm

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Posted: Nov 22, 2011 - 09:15 pm


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Gord, your latest pic sure looks like just south of Eagle Point.

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Posted: Nov 22, 2011 - 09:54 pm


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John, interesting thought but I can't visualize it. Here's an aerial photo of Eagle Point from 1927. Most of the buildings from those two farms are still there. Back then, they ran sheep on South Point so it was pretty bare. Since we have a one pic per message rule I'll put South Point in another post. The original pics are from a cottage on the other side of the Island but they were related to the people in the northerly farm of the two so it is certainly possible.

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