Images of people, communities and events of bygone years are few and far between, making them all the more precious today as we strive to instill a sense of history in our youth and the generations to come. Many of our loyal readers have recognized this need and have submitted old photographs to Downhome magazine from their personal collections. Scroll through to see these images for yourself and take a walk down memory lane.
Naval Yawl Pickle
Pickle was a 69-foot racing yawl belonging to the Canadian Navy. It was once owned by the German Navy but was seized as a war prize after the war and eventually made its way to Canada.
I found this message in a bottle a couple of years ago on the shore to the lighthouse in Bonavista. I lost the letter but located this photograph in my files. Through Facebook I made contact with the young lady just last week. She was very happy to see it and it brought back some fond memories.