Stages and Stores Heritage Foundation

The Stages and Stores Heritage Foundation's objective is to preserve and promote the unique heritage buildings of Change Islands, one of the last picturesque Newfoundland fishing communities. This is to be achieved primarily by the restoration of selected stages and stores located throughout the community and also by the arrangement of lectures and discussions, publications of papers, pamphlets or books, the preservation of records, and any other means that may be deemed appropriate.

Alex Scammell's Stage - Before Alex Scammell's Stage - After
Alex Scammell's Stage– Before Alex Scammell's Stage – After

The large stage below, on the main tickle of Change Islands was destroyed during the spring of 2000 to provide lumber for a new construction project off the island. The stage was originally built by Alex Scammell c. 1900. It later became a Co-op (Sea Way) store - buying, processing and exporting cod fish and related products. Before its destruction this building was a privately owned fishermen's stage. Unfortunately all efforts to prevent its destruction were unsuccessful.

The Stages and Stores Heritage Foundation was founded shortly after the destruction of the Alex Scammell fishing stage and wharf.

Preservation/Restoration Efforts

The following are examples of the types of restoration projects undertaken by the foundation:

1: William Wells' Fishing Stage, Wharf, Slips, Stores, Flakes and Boardwalks
To be restored in 2005

2: Jim Whiteís Fishing
Stage and Waterfront Premises

3: Peter Porter's Fishing Stage and Wharf

4: Walter Torraville's
Fishing Stage, Wharf
and Boardwalk

5: Raymond Torraville's
Cottage and Boardwalks

6: Ray Scammell's
Fishing Stage

To be restored in 2005

7: Tom Peckford's
Fishing Stage

8: Nathan Reid's
Fishing Stage and
Waterfront Premises

9: John Whittís
Fishing Stage and Stagehead

10: Sam Watermanís
Outhouse

11: Sam Smartís Home

12: Sam Smartís
Fishing Stage, Slip and Stagehead

13: Sam Smartís
Root Cellar

14: Sam Smartís
Wooden Fencing