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Thursday, February 14, 2008
Sleepy Cove Mine
Little is known about the Sleepy Cove copper mine but today's visitor can still find remnants of the abandoned mining equipment scattered about green meadows near the village of Crow Head on Twillingate Island. The mine was staked in the early 1900's. Of the three ships that arrived to remove the ore, one carried 560 tons to an unknown destination, the second abandoned loading when high winds drove it on the rocks and the third took ore to New York where it remained unclaimed. The mine closed in 1917, having been a bust !
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Oh wow this brings back memories! My father was from Twillingate Island (Kettle Cove to be exact) and every summer we would spend a week in Twillingate. We loved staying at Sleepy Cove park. Here are three pictures, all taken at different times in the 70's. They show me, my family and cousins on the old equipment.
Thanks for sharing your memories and pictures. I feel privileged to have opened a portal to those memories.
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