Below: Photos of Spurgeon Jeffery's 1912 Farmhouse after the move.
Below: Spurgeon Jeffery's farmyard after move. Note house on far right in the distance.
Some Historical and Biographical Notes
on the Community of
Compiled by Members of
, 1973 Community School
Another vessel, the Freddie A. Higgins, came ashore during a severe norwester in the spring of 1914. The Captain was a Mr. MacLeod and the mate a Mr. MacKay according to the memory of some. Mr. McKay’s brother, a young man of seventeen or so was the other member of the crew. The cargo of oats was sold to local farmers and the ship was bought by Mr. John Doucette, owner of a lobster factory at the sight where the vessel grounded. The vessel was successfully floated by Mr. Spurgeon Jeffery with capstains which he used in his business of moving buildings. The vessel was put in charge of Mr. Michael Lynch of Tignish but it never was a paying proposition for Mr. Doucette who was said to have lost considerable money in the venture. A painting of the “Higgins” has been on show in recent years by the
born painter Mr. Patrick Kenny. Waterford
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