Resettlement in Newfoundland and Floating Houses Over Sea

My new home in Back Harbour, Twillingate, Newfoundland Canada is an old historic home that overlooks Notre Dame Bay and famous iceberg alley. I recently learned that the house was floated over sea from another outport destination during...
My new home in Back Harbour, Twillingate, Newfoundland Canada is an old historic home that overlooks Notre Dame Bay and famous iceberg alley. I recently learned that the house was floated over sea from another outport destination during resettlement in Newfoundland between the years 1954-1975. During that time period over 300 rural communities and 30, 000 people were moved to more populated areas. A lot of families simply took their homes with them by floating them across to new destinations. Crazy right? I am still uncertain the original origin of the house but some local residents think it may have came from Tizzard’s Harbour NL. I’m excited to find the mystery origin so I can take an adventure to the site.

Furthermore, I also learned that the land was home to the Maritime Archaic People and the Palaeo Eskimo (Pre-Historic Eskimo) and I am truly fascinated. It’s not uncommon around here to find ancient artifacts in the ground such as arrowheads made from rocks. I look forward to showing you more of “The Back Harbour Beach House” and am so grateful to own and preserve this piece of Newfoundland and Labrador history.
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4 January 2024 at   Back Harbour, Twillingate, NL A0G 4M0, Canada
You can see the original “Back Harbour Beach House” being floated across Notre Dame Bay to its current location. There are more homes on the meadow now than in this historic photo.
4 January 2024 ·   4 months ago taken in   Back Harbour, Twillingate, NL A0G 4M0, Canada
Floating homes across the North Atlantic Ocean was a common activity during the years of resettlement. It amazes me how they done it! It does not look like an easy task and I am interested in learning more about the process of floating houses in...
Floating homes across the North Atlantic Ocean was a common activity during the years of resettlement. It amazes me how they done it! It does not look like an easy task and I am interested in learning more about the process of floating houses in the months to come!
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4 January 2024 ·   4 months ago taken in   Back Harbour, Twillingate, NL A0G 4M0, Canada
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