Bonavista Harbour

DESCRIPTION: "They started to make a harbour here quite early in the Spring; The people came from Canada with all kinds of machines ...." A list of people doing all the jobs but now that they've finished they'll surely have to come back and patch it every year.
AUTHOR: Stewart Little (1944) (source: Guigné-ForgottenSongsOfTheNewfoundlandOutports)
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Guigné-ForgottenSongsOfTheNewfoundlandOutports)
KEYWORDS: moniker warning technology work tasks worker nonballad
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Doyle-OldTimeSongsAndPoetryOfNewfoundland, "Bonavista Harbour" (1 text, 1 tune): pp. 16-17 in the 3rd edition
Blondahl-NewfoundlandersSing, p. 52, "Bonavista Harbour" (1 text, 1 tune)
Guigné-ForgottenSongsOfTheNewfoundlandOutports, pp. 67-69, "Bonavista Harbour" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #7290
NOTES [47 words]: [The breakwater described was built sometime between 1943 and 1945.]
As the song predicts, by the end of 1945 there are already comments about improving the harbour by dredging [per Charles Granger, "Bonavista Cold Storage Co., Limited" in Fishermen's Advocate, December 21, 1945] - BS
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