Ray Scammell's Fishing Stage
uilt ~ 1900s by Ray Scammell of Change Islands, NL, Scammell's fishing stage is located on the south side of the North Island of Change Islands facing south overlooking the main tickle of Change Islands. It is about 1000' west of the causeway next to (about 250' west) William Wells' fishing stage and wharf.
|Ray Scammell's Fishing Stage – Before
||Ray Scammell's Fishing Stage – After
The two-story building, the second largest in Change Islands, has a unique method of pulleys and cables allowing small punts and skiffs to be built on in the "top loft" and launched into the main tickle and hauled-up at the end of the fishing season. The stage remains just as he left it some years ago and contains numerous special creations and innovations (for the times) including a homemade forge and saw for making planks for boats of various types. It also contains a quantity of supplies for building boats and a beautiful example of an old "rodney', a small round-bottomed boat with a square stern, used chiefly as a tender.