Page 67 - From Visits with Alfred P. MacKay of Big Harbour Island
ISSUE : Issue 66
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1994/6/1
kicking things, and they know the old fellow'11 hide them, anyway. Al- fred laughs. That might not sound very good on tape, but that's a fact. I think the old fellows would starve to death to? day if their family was going to keep them. The most of them, as far as I can see, they stick them off in an old people's home or something, to get them out of the way. (But you kept both your parents.) Yeah. I looked after them, and buried them. (When someone asks you, "What are you? What do you do for a living?" what would you say?) I couldn't say I was anything! Laughs. You know, there's lots of fellows goes around with a diploma for something, and then say what they have. Or go to a trade school.... I had no trade in the world, as far as I can see. But anything around a boat or in the water or around nets or anything, I can do it. merchant for a trade, I think! (When you were fishing, is it safe to say that you had an idea of what was going on on the bottom of the lake?) Well, we had an idea about when the fish would be running. If the herring got plenty in the spring. (So, would you s, a farmer?) Well, I think. Because the farming. I m, never made anyth know, I have a t years. I believe trucks. I'd be t old. And I had a motor in it and when I was lobst' was from fishing fished I would b' ay you were a fisherman or I was a better fisherman, I never made any money on de it all on fishing; I ing on the place. You ruck--I had a truck since I had 14 different rading them when they got big 36-foot boat with a everything, at one time, ering. And everything, it it came. If I had never e just--still going to the Take Route 22 Out of Sydney to the World of Louisbourg Hand Knit Goods ALL LOCALLY CRAFTED FM Crafts A Gift for Everyone : Large Selection to Choose From 7535 Main Street LOUISBOURG 733-2848 Overlooking Louisbourg Harbour... ' OidSckooi f BED & BREAKFAST ' Open Year Round ' 7305 Main Street z LOUISBOURG X 733-3600 ' Full Breakfast • Reasonable Rates ' Come &Enioy; our Cape BretonHospitdb?? • BoatDio-es • Deeff P/b-e' • Ski'oa; Dive' R U A N ' S Phone (902) 539-7100 Gustavo Ruan UIVI IM (jl Res (902) 564-4715 • Box 6266, RR3 -'----',-,,-''-' Cellular (902) 565-6522 Sydney B1P6G5 'FKl/inF' • LOUISBOURG • OtnviV't' SCUBA DIVING r Waters of Cape Breton Island , Come and experience.... • The Evelyn, a freighter sunk in 1912 off Lighthouse Point • The French pay ship Chameau, sunk in 1725 • The Irish immigrant ship _' Astrea, lost in 1834 at the foot of a cape • Lighthouse Pt. ''''- & Soldier's Cove, near 18th-century Fortress Louisbourg |tl.'?| Railway Museum S&L; Railway ran coal & passengCTs from 1895 to 1968. lu IS BUBO Visit our display of railroad & marine items, watracolouis, & depictions of life in Louisbourg. _ OPEN TOWN DAIRY "The Biggest Little Store in Town" 7507 Main Street • Louisbourg * 733-2212 Groceries • Gifts & Supplies • Souvenirs • Lottery Ticl
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