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They lived by fishing the abundant cod and herring fields, and by logging and seal hunting.But life in the outports was to change forever in 1949.Brown, would write a case study of the abandonment of his childhood home in St. He described a picturesque island community that “had a large Anglican church, a four-room school, an Orange Hall (a fraternal organization), a Post Office, and a large general store” run by his family.Tacks Beach was connected to the outside world with a telegraph office, and a weekly supply boat, chartered by the government.That was the year Newfoundland and Labrador, Great Britain’s first permanent colony, voted to join Canada.Following confederation, the government began to take a keen interest in these hundreds of isolated communities.Bay, Newfoundland, was once a charming place to live.A quaint, centuries-old fishing village, that overlooked the sea, with winding lanes, asymmetrical “saltbox” family homes, and quiet streets filled with a post office, church, and a graveyard.
The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is home to around 300 such ghost villages.
But many people living in the islands were reluctant to leave the only home they’d ever known.
And the costs to modernize the new province, to provide electricity, telephones, medical care, and education at a level that would match the rest of Canada, would be enormous given the distances involved.
One such village was Tacks Beach, a small community on King Island, whose natural inlet provided a perfect harbor for the fishermen who lived there.
By 1961, Tacks Beach had a population of 153 registered voters, one of whom, Howard C.