Friday, July 27, 2012

Bell Island, Newfoundland

 Another quaint little fishing village.  We toured a brewery in this little town called Quidi Vidi.  Their best beer is made from iceberg water.
 The Rooms museum in St. John's.  Unusual art if you ask me.
 Bell Island near lighthouse.

 We toured the mine on Bell Island.  It operated 70 years with only 106 fatalities.  The mine shafts extended 3 miles under the ocean.   In the early 1900's, they used horses to move the carts full of ore.  The horses would be on a 30 day shift.  When they were brought back up from underground, the miners had to keep the horses eyes covered and gradually take the layers of coverings over their eyes off so they could adjust to the day light.

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