BLUE BUOY -- THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TOMMY SWAIN
Above: Swain’s fishing shack in Turbat’s
(As it appears from the road)
Above: The fishing shack, as it appears from the deck and from the water.
Above: The fishing shack: a side view (as it appears from the dock).
Above: Looking underneath the fishing shack, at some original supports.
Above: Two of Tommy Swain’s buoys. One reads “TS,” and the other reads
“T. Swain /
Above: A view from the deck of the fishing shack. The house on the point, at
the mouth of the Creek, is called “Greypiers.”
Above: A view across “
Creek is no longer used by fishermen and lobstermen,
Above: A view from the deck of the fishing shack,
There used to be a few houses out on the
the local Conservation Trust.
Above: Looking from the deck, down towards the end of the Creek. On the
right-hand side of the Creek, there used to be a fishing shack, which belonged
to the “Novies” (local term for people from
like the fishermen from
pushed most of them to the right-hand side of the Creek, where it was harder to
access the shacks. However, Tommy Swain was lucky; he got a fishing shack
on the better side.
Above: A view of the end of Turbat’s
located outside of the picture, on the far right.