The Exploit`s River is on the other side of this embankment of century old birch trees. It is known for it`s falls(hence the name Grand Falls-Windsor) and it is noted for the finest salmon fishing in Newfoundland, hosting the Annual Salmon Festival every July. The Exploit’s River was an essential waterway,once navigated by the (now extinct)Beothuk and the Mi’kmaq; it was used by the Abitibi Lumber Mill for transporting pulp&paper to the UK for the newspaper industry. ‘
A footnote: Mi’kmaq were introduced into De La Chesnage’s Memoirs in 1676. These First Nation People were indigenous to Newfoundland and the Atlantic Provinces and New England States. Mi’kmaq originates from the word MEGAMINGO=MEANS EARTH.
On An EARTH note: the Beothuk were also referred to by the Europeans (15th C), as being red Indians, because of their ceremonial custom of painting the Nfld red ochre on their faces.
Speaking of March…THE LAST REMAINING BEOTHUK TO LIVE WAS MARY MARCH…there is museum in GF-W named the Mary March Museum. When you proceed through the information provided there, you witness how the European’s helped in the annihilation of a people, now extinct, their immune systems and life approach so NOT ready for the introduction and intrusion; of disease &disregard /disrepect..from Europe..
May your Month of March be Memorable: It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.