|VA 55-3.4; Cape Race [lighthouse], Newfoundland. Photo courtesy of The Rooms.
One of the collections we have digitized is the Cape Race collection which consists of nine interviews from the area. These interviews focus on some of the communities on the southeast tip of the Southern Shore such as Portugal Cove South, Drook (Druke), and Long Beach. There are a number of stories about fishing, farming and keeping animals, shipwrecks, and memories of working at the Cape Race Lighthouse. If you want to hear stories about cases of beer and whole hams being salvaged from shipwrecks then have a listen to the Cape Race Collection.