Posted on May 28, 2018July 8, 2020Historical Tancook – Vol. 1 Enjoy this walk down memory lane. These old photos of people and places of Big Tancook Island have been collected from present and past islanders. T. I. Service 1955 newspaper photograph Hibbert and Melissa Baker taken about 1962 on their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Jan.2, 1902. Little Tancook Sunday School – teacher is Vera Levy Publicover. First child is unknown, then Delphine Crooks, Sherman (Buddy) Hirtle, Norma Hirtle Baker. Isaac Baker, David Baker Sr., David Baker Jr., Harvey Baker, Hibbert Baker, Frank Baker, Alfred Baker, Maude Baker, May Baker, Lemuel Baker ,(children of Obed Baker) Tancook Northwest Cove with the lobster cannery in the back right. David Wilson,Perley Levy, Sadie Crooks, Willis Crooks and mystery guy. The child is Denzil (Bob) Cross. Ethel Baker, Marie Mason, Peggy Langille. Blanche May Levy Blanche May Levy Heisler Blanche and Colin Heisler Leslie and David Mason Douglas and Margarent Levy. Photo shared by Susan Levy. Wilfred Heisler, Arthur Levy, Lindsay Heisler. Photo shared by Susan Levy. The Heisler Family. Back row: Lindsay, Bentie, Blanche, Melda, Wilfred. Front row: Jean, Ruby, Carrie, Margaret. Photo shared by Susan Levy. The Hutt Homestead on the right and the Wilneff Homestead on the left. This area of the island was referred to as Lynches Cove. The Wilneff home is now owned by Richard Johnson – last house on the way to the Devil’s Footprints. Violet Cross Crooks. Heisler swordfishing boat, the “Sylvia Pauline”, in 1935. On the boat are the Heisler men – Howard, Avery, William, Morris and Collin. One of the island boats built by the Wilneff’s, taken back on the shore by the Wilneff homestead. The girls enjoying a Green Island picnic are Belinda Mason in the back, Pam Mason, Christine Stevens, and Gayle Heisler in the front. Oda Heisler leads the cattle while Elaine Heisler Wilson and Paul Frigolette romp in the hay. JoAnn Hutt and her niece, Lynette Hutt Evelyn Hutt – 1935. he Tancook Baptist Church Choir on a visit to Mill Cove. Front row – Sadie Heisler, Mary Baker, Bertha Baker. Centre row – Oda Heisler, Maude Cross, Evelyn Hutt, Maude Heisler. Back row – Arthur Stevens, Roland Stevens, Howard Heisler, Wilfred Heisler. August 6, 1967. Calvin Hutt and Alvah (Tip) Langley Rebecca Cross on the right, with Sunday School students at the Baptist Church. The taller three in the back are Elsie Stevens, Velma Wilson, and Oda Heisler. The two boys in the middle row closest to Rebecca are Carroll Baker and Bev Pearl. Some of the children in the front row are Elaine Cross, Kendell Mason, and Goldie Mason. Elaine Wilson is there with sister, Peggy Langille behind her. Paul Frigolette is one of the boys in the front row (second from right). Flo Heisler in the white dress, Howard Heisler, unknown. The house on the left was the Heisler home that stood where our Post Office now stands. The scene looks down towards School Road. First girl could be Bertha Hudson or Mabel Crooks (perhaps someone could tell us). Others are Oda Hutt Heisler, Obed Wilneff, and Ivan Hutt. Calvin Hutt and Maurice Levy Ralph Baker and Calvin Hutt Verna, Dewitt and Mary Baker Southeast Cove taken from Crooks Hill. Southeast Cove – the “Old Maids House” on the left. House of Melissa and Hibbert Baker (now Earl Baker’s) 1956. The Gideon Hall is in the back. Dorothy Wilson on the Tancook wharf. Bentie Heisler, Dorothy Wilson, Ruby Heisler – sure looks like they are having fun! Willis Crooks and Willis Cross Family of Diane Crooks on their way to Elmer’s store. Eric and Estelle’s house in the back. Delphine Crooks, Velma Heisler, unknown, Ruby Heisler Cox 60th wedding anniversary of Verna (Baker) and Ernest Young at Mulgrave Park Baptist. Lloyd and Hilda (Baker) Wilson sit on either side of them. Family of Howard and Dora Baker. Back row: Sterling, Dale, Howard, Dora, Hosie, Elmith, Keith, Neil. Front: Stedman, Faye, Shirley, Verta. Carl is missing from photo. Wedding Day for Neil and Norma Baker in 1954. From left: Faye Baker Girardin, Norma Hirtle Baker, Neil Baker and Gerald Baker Douglas and Joan Young Baptist Church Northwest Cove school on Tancook. Picture believed to be from 1940’s, but identities unknown. Anyone know any of these people? Tancook harbour Tancook harbour frozen over. T. I Service docking at Tancook wharf Rev. Allen Gibson and Lic. Ed Stackhouse 1955 baptism Ralph Hirtle (brother of Herbert Hirtle) Haying on Tancook (people unknown) Gilbert Cross, Harvey Crooks, Leander Cross, Ferdinand Mason The dedication of the rec centre in 1976. Clemence Slaunwhite (Evelyn Hutt’s father) Carol Ann (nee)Wilneff and Diana Hutt Avery Heisler with his ox team carrying the mail.