Anse-des-Belliveau, N.-É.
My name is Alain Belliveau, I am from Belliveau's Cove, I am the son of Charles à Justin Azée (?) Belliveau. My ancestors when they, were carpenters and loggers and also farmers and in the winter time they would go in the, back in the woods to cut trees for lumber out of them. They had sawmills, they had their own sawmills and after a while there was a company that was formed in Belliveau's Cove by Benjamin Belliveau who would buy lumber from these people and get, stack it up on the wharves and on their land to dry it and then ship it to the West Indies. Those people built boats out of wood that the loggers would cut and haul for them to use on the boats and they built three master schooners. They also built two master schooners. The three master schooners sailed from Belliveau's Cove to the West Indies back and forth and one of the captains on those boats was Raymond Comeau, R.V. Comeau, he sailed on the "Edith" and the "Rose Anne". He once was on the "Edith" where they had, they were in a storm where the wind took the sails right off his barge and they were towed into Meteghan and repaired and went back to sea. During that storm, he had to tie himself to the, this is the captain had to tie himself to the wheel so he wouldn't be washed overboard. The rope broke and he wound up in the railing and he was badly injured. He also sailed on the "Rose Anne" which he took to Spain after year, a year after he had the "Edith" in France. With the "Rose Anne" he once, they once went out of Belliveau's Cove with a load of lumber and got into a storm, they were going down the swells and he would, he said that they would look over the top of the crosstree of the forward mast and see the wave coming at them. The bow spit would go clean under the water, it broke all the spars, lost half of the rigging and the sails were all ripped on the deck when they were found five days after and towed to Meteghan. It was towed, towed to Shelburne rather and then it was towed back to Belliveau's Cove where it was refitted and went back to sea. It finally met worse of it where they went aground on Long Island on the rocks with a load of salt that came from Turks Island on the way to Yarmouth. In the fog they somehow got sidetracked and the wind blew them on the rocks and that was the end of the "Rose Anne". Captain R.V. Comeau was the brother of Costain Comeau who lived to be 103 years old. R.V. Comeau died around 50 and he was the cousin of E.M. Comeau. He was the father of my mother, my grandfather.
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Titre : Anse-des-Belliveau, N.-É.
Description : Alain Belliveau raconte l'histoire de sa famille à l'Anse-des-Belliveau, N.-É.
Sujets : villages; familles
Source : Connections Productions
Langue : anglais
Date : 2007-02-19
Créateur : Connections Productions
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