Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Folklore Photo - Engine Rock, Petty Harbour, Newfoundland

This week's folklore photo is of Engine Rock (or Indian Rock, depending upon who you ask), overlooking the town of Petty Harbour.  I've written about this rock before, and I'm still interested in knowing more about any stories associated with it, and I'm especially curious about where the name comes from.

I was in Petty Harbour last week, with some colleagues from the Wooden Boat Museum of NL. We're looking into a possible intangible cultural heritage project there later this year, so stay tuned to this blog for more details!

- Dale


Anonymous said...

I'd say it's Indian, "injun" being local speak. I doubt it has anything to do with an "engine."

EastCanShan said...

It is 'Indian Rock'. If viewed from the right angle it resembles the silhouette of the Chicago Blackhawks pro ice hockey team's main logo. 'Injun' is, of course, a term cowboys used in 'western' films to refer to 'indians'. BTW: I grew up in Petty Harbour.