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A stretch of shoreline in the harbour of St. Pierre, a French island off the south coast of Newfoundland. The dories are used for fishing in the North Atlantic which surrounds the islands. The dories are hauled out of the water onto wooden ramps, using home-made windlasses as you see in the foreground.The islands are rugged and very rocky, with virtually no trees. Photo was taken in 1966 using a 35mm.Exakta Varex and high speed Ektachrome film, scanned at 4000dpi in 2004 with a CanoScan 4000US scanner.

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atlantic ocean, dories, fishermen, fishing, george cousins, harbour, island, saint pierre, sea

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  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 5 years ago

    A very interesting image George – lovely composition.

  • Thanks Bev, it’s a very interesting place, everything is the same as in France itself. Besides fishing, the islands were a huge base for rum-running back in the Prohibition days. The tales that they tell are endless!

    – George Cousins

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