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.
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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.

 

HIGHLIGHT CLIP:
What the Bell Island ferry means to Glenda Tedford. 0:58

 






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


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