The Evening Herald, 1909

January 5, 1909

Herring Catchers Have a Hard Time

Passengers arriving by yesterday’s express from Random, T.B., tell of a hard experience which two residents of the above place, named Eli and Mathias King, had recently. They proceeded to haul their herring net in a boat on the 24th ult in the afternoon, and had just started to take the herring out of the net when a sudden squall sprang up and they were obliged to drop all and make for land as quickly as possible. After several hours heavy rowing they reached port as the wind was steadily increasing and blowing against them. They landed at a point a couple of miles from their homes, and to avoid losing their boat, hauled it upon the beach clear of the water. Dividing what herring they had secured into two equal portions and placing them in their oilskins they began their march homewards. Their tramp through thick woods and deep snow proved very difficult, and early next morning they reached home in a tired and exhausted condition. When the storm sprang up much anxiety was felt as to their safety, and when night deepened the shadows and hours passed away and they still failed to put in an appearance fears for the worst were beginning to dawn in the minds of those most concerned over their safety, but on arriving safe all felt relieved.


January 9, 1909

Messrs. Elisha Gregory and Joseph Green, residents of Northern Bight, T.B., left by the accommodation last evening for home after spending a couple weeks in town transacting business.



October 15, 1909

Broke Boom Entering Narrows

The schr. Beatrix, Capt. S. Grieve, arrived from Fox Harbour, S.W. Arm, Random, this morning and berthed at Baine Johnston’s. While entering the Narrows the main boom was broken. The Beatrix left home Wednesday evening and thought to harbour at Carbonear yesterday out of the storm but when five miles from the harbour the wind veered and she was obliged to come on. Capt. Green says that last night was the worst time he ever experienced at sea.




Transcribed by Katie Alyward, January 2020

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