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Sandy Point Map
Charles Warren Pieroway

This poster map drawn, by Charles Warren Pieroway, is a companion to the book Memories of Sandy Point, St George’s Bay, Newfoundland by Phyllis Pieroway from stories told by Charles Warren Pieroway.
Sandy Point had been home to thousands of industrious, hard-working people. For many years, as the capital of the French shore of western Newfoundland, Sandy Point was the centre of trade from Cape Ray to Labrador. Memories of Sandy Point is based upon the oral rememberances of a 75-years-plus senior. Stories a father tells his daughter fondly: from childhood pranks to the serious side of daily life on Sandy Point and further afield – working in the woods, on fishing boats and coastal schooners. Stories of pre-Confederation Newfoundland from the 1910s to the 1940s. Sandy Point was designated an “outport”, by the government in St. John’s. Nobody lives there now; only gravestones and the lighthouse remain.

Charles Warren (Charlie) Pieroway (1906-92) was born and raised on Sandy Point, Newfoundland. After marrying and having a daughter, Phyllis, his new family moved to Curling NL, near Corner Brook, before immigrating to Canada in 1948 and settling in Nova Scotia.

1996 / 14 x 11 (poster on heavy paper)
Maritimes Arts Projects Productions
ISBN 0-921411-46-4 / $4.95