When the ice starts to break up into pans you’ll see all the youngster ferrying. The kids get a long stick and each one gets on a pan of ice (the old people around home call them bally-caters) and pushes it around the water with the stick. There’s an inlet from the harbour … called Squid Holes, and that’s where most of the kids from our side of the harbour go … The water is only 1 1/2 – 2 feet deep, so its not dangerous.


Source: Rosalind Drodge – collected for a Folklore Course at MUN in 1971.