Saturday, May 27, 2006
Old Bunker on Bell Island
About 480 million years ago a shallow sea covered Conception Bay and as those millions of years passed, layers of sediment built up on the ocean floor. Under intense pressure these layers of sand and mud enriched with iron became the sandstone, shale and hematite that make up the sculptured cliffs you see on Bell Island today. In the early 1970's I photographed the derilict ruins of a concrete bunker once owned by the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company to store their mining explosives. Sadly, this picturesque scene is no more - the old bunker has now been replaced by an unsightly landfill.