Crossing the Tickle
It's only a 20-minute ride across 'the Tickle" -- from Bell Island, in the middle of Conception Bay; to Portugal Cove, on the Avalon Peninsula, in eastern Newfoundland -- but the Bell Island ferry is both a lifeline and the bane of every Islander's existence. **This episode originally aired December 2, 2015.
The Bell Island Ferry is being studied as part of much larger project called On The Move which is investigating work-related mobility issues across Canada, and around the globe. IDEAS is a media partner.
Participants in the program:
Sharon Roseman is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Memorial University of Newfoundland
Diane Royal is doing post-graduate research in the Anthropology Department at Memorial, and working with the On the Move Partnership.
Featured Bell Islanders:
Kay Coxworthy, Michelle Fowler, George Hickey, Ken Kavanagh, Teresita McCarthy,Gemma Nolan, Fred Parsons, Kelly Russell, Bonnie Spracklin, Glenda Tedford, Harriett Taylor, Beth Yetman
Additional thanks to:
Mayor Gary Gosine, Linda Hickey, Marie Lawrence, Ches Maddigan