Pictured: Slide-hauling wood, Harbour Grace, ca. 1930. (Lady Lake or Bannerman Lake?) The two men are George James Tetford and Harold Gordon Tetford.
These slides were often called “catamarans,” which the Newfoundland English Dictionary defines as “a sled with stout wooden runners curved up in front and with a vertical stick, or ‘horn,’ at each corner, hauled in the winter by dogs, horse or man, used esp for carting wood and other heavy loads, but also for pleasure.” Also, the horse in this picture is the famous Newfoundland pony breed.
Photo courtesy Conception Bay Museum archives.
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Picture : the two men are George James Tetford and his son Harold Gordon Tetford. This picture would have been taken in the mid thirties. The younger man (Harold Tetford) was born in 1917.
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