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Page 79 - With Dan Angus Beaton, Blackstone: Farm Life, Dredging on the Great Lakes, and Tales

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1988/1/1 (332 reads)

sound that, you know, with their cables go? ing down. They had a big steel bar, an an? gle bar, and they'd let it down--and if it would touch anything, you'd have to go and take that out, when you're through. They paid the company for taking out so much. I'll tell you an instance that happened. In Sandusky, Ohio, we cleaned out an area there. And when we were all through.... The dredge had a cook on it. He was staying aboard. He had an old pot. We were all through, he threw the old pot out. So. Pulled (the dredge) out. The government went sweeping. They were hitting something. But we were sure that everything was all dredged perfect. By hell, we had taken the spuds all out of it and taken everything out to tow across the lakes. The company had to turn around, put the spuds all in, put a crew on, put the whole thing out at the expense of about, oh, $30,000, and go out and get that whatever-the-hell they were hitting. What did they get, but the cook's old pot that he threw overboard when we were through dredging! Connors Office Products Typewriters * Typewriter Rentals * Photo Copy Service Drafting Supplies * Office Supplies * Calculators Artist Supplies * Laminating Service * Office Furniture GBC Punch & Bind Machines * Canon Personal Copiers A Your One-Stop Shop in Cape BretonI S* Phone (902) 562-7900 Fax # 539-8672 ' 350 Charlotte Street, Sydney (On another subject, Dan Angus. People talk about ghosts, seeing things. But the sto? ries you tell--are they things that really happened to people?) Oh yes, yes. Now, how can a man tell months ahead of time what's going to happen? (I don't know.) How can they tell months ahead of time? (Can you?) Oh, yeah. Now, my brother came home here. And right, just where we're sitting here. He came home. My mother was living. Catherine and I were married and we had three children. And they were small. We were married and he was single, and he was out at a dance or something. And he was going to bed--in that bedroom--there was a bedroom right there. Came in, there was a table right here then, little round table. Told my mother the next day, "Don't tell Catherine or Dan Angus, but (they're) los? ing one of the children." Told her. Don't tell us. "Why?" she said. "Well," he said, "when I was coming home last night, when I was go? ing to bed, there was a little white casket on the table, with a candle on it," he said, "when I was going to bed." "Oh?" She never told. She was going to watch and see which one of the three was going to take sick. But none was taken sick. So he left. Visit an Underground Coal Mine ''' Miners' Museum Glace Bay, N. S. One of the Foremost Museums in Nova Scotia! Bring your family to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of touring an actual Goal iVIine with a retired miner as your guide. After touring Museum and Mine, visit the well-stocked Gift Shop and the Miners' Village Restaurant on the same 15- acre site located just one mile from downtown Glace Bay. The Miners' Museum Is Open Year Round and Welcomes Group Tours. For Information about Hours and Rates: PHONE (902)849-4522 Centrally located in Sydney, our waterfront location offers all guests a harbour view. Our indoor pool, wfiirlpool and sauna are great ways to relax. Dine in splendour at Des Barres Restaurant or enjoy a lig fit snack at Cinnamon's Cafe. Inquire about our meeting facilities. Ask about our special packages for weekends & honeymoons. RAMADA MARINER HOTEL ' 300 Esplanade Sydney, Nova Scotia • Sauna & Whirlpool Canada BIP 1A7 • Fitness Centre (902) 562-7500 • Indoor Pool Reservations 1-800-268-8930 • Pelican Lounge
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