Tilting has been registered as both a National Historic Site and Provincial Heritage District. It is a breath-taking place to visit, replete with splendid scenery - both natural and man-made. A photographer's (or videographer's) paradise.
A popular destination in Tilting is the Dwyer Premises built around 1885.
A killick, rusting on a sun-bleached stage.
Inside, Roy Dwyer points out the family home on an old map of Tilting made from an enlarged photograph that appears to have been taken from a helicopter.
A small peninsula extends into the otherwise wide-open harbour, around which the small fishing village was settled in the mid-1700's.
Roy Dwyer spent much time in this house as a boy. This is a photo of his uncle Albert, who lived here from 1925 to around 1987. Albert was a lifelong bachelor with no children of his own. Roy Dwyer remembers his mother frequently urging him to get over to help his uncle with this and that.
Some furniture from the turn of the last century. The “couch" would have been built by somebody on Fogo Island. The chair likely was purchased from somewhere else. During Albert Dwyer's day, this room was seldom used as it was too far away from the house's only stove. It was, perhaps not coincidentally, the place where the deceased would be rested during family wakes.
A bedroom, not the master, but not much smaller.
At the Dwyer Premises, you can get to feeling like you're looking backwards in time...
The old window panes may shake in the wind, but they frame the world in a unique way.
Along with the family home, the Dwyer Premises includes two outbuildings, which Dwyer uses now primarily to show guests the proper technique for cleaning codfish.
On a calm day, the stages are reflected in the water as if perched over a large mirror.
Roy Dwyer and Sandra Cull are both acting as “community hosts" for guests of the Fogo Island Inn. If they choose, guests can be paired with a local resident who will show them the island the way a professional tour guide never could.
Most fishing stages on Fogo Island, particularly those located at the end of a long bridge, have a large white dot painted on the door. This helped to guide fisherman safely to their stages in the dark of night.
Aidan Penton built this punt inside his shed. But in this picture, he's engaged in a punt repair job. The owner had an accident while unloading his boat, and was forced to return it to Penton for a second pass. Here, cameraman Ted Dillon records Penton describing the damage, and how he plans to fix it.
First, Penton removes the damaged pieces. In his hand is a piece of the punt frame that needs to be replaced.
Here, Penton has traced the outline of the damaged frame along a large piece of timber. Penton gathers the wood for his punts along with his 30-year-old son. Selecting the proper pieces of wood for each shape is the first step in the punt building, and, Penton says, a big part of the fun.
Today, Penton's punts are designed and built for speed, often constructed for contestants in the Great Fogo Island Punt Race. Among the many craft products that Penton produces in his shed (when he's not building punts), this item has become very popular.
This year, the Punt Race course has been rerouted so that the contestants will leave from Joe Batt's Arm and sail past the Fogo Island Inn. Race day is July 20.
The community host program at the Fogo Island Inn is designed to connect guests with people like Aiden Penton, and bring them to places like his workshop that visitors may not find on their own.
A wooden fence in tilting, with the pickets oriented horizontally...
And another with the pickets oriented vertically.
It may be a grey day, but this trio is ready for a walk.
This fishing stage belonged to the late Alan O'Keefe, who took advantage of this large flat rock to save him the bother of building a bridge. O'Keefe is survived by his wife Mary, who still lives in Tilting.
The CBC's Zach Goudie was born on Fogo island in the local cottage hospital in 1984 and lived with his parents in Tilting that year. This is the house his family rented at that time.