Charlos Cove Goods and Trade

 

Ribs from John Richard's Boat in Charlos Cove

Ribs from John Richard’s Boat in Charlos Cove

 

They would pick berries by the gallon and sell them in Halifax. It was 10 cents per gallon.
Dorothy Moore remembers when she was younger, they would make panties out of flour bags. They would also make blankets out of flour and sugar bags. They got 50 lb bag of flour and 100 lb bag of sugar.

People were rum runners, boats would come into the cove with barrels of rum on them, they would bury barrels of rum in the sand and different places. Some say if you were to dig, you would probably find some of the barrels. A known rum runner was George Pettipas but over the years there were other people in the trade.
Harold Richard would take his boat to Cape Breton to get coal for the winter. They would only use it at night. They would throw a bag full of coal per night.
They would have to walk to Cole Harbour to get wood. They hauled it with Horse and Sleigh, then George Pitts Truck years later.
John Richard would travel to Halifax and bring down groceries to supply the local stores. He would sail into the wharf in Charlos Cove and drop off the groceries.

 

 

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Some Schooners in the Cove

 

In the spring the young women 15 years old and up would go to Pictou to work in the factory. They also went to the valley to pick apples.

There were 3 big vessels in Charlos Cove, owned by George Pitts, Vincent Richard and John Richard.