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This interview with Roy Clow begins with the remainder of a conversation about Ben Clow and his homemade blueberry wine. Roy then goes on to tell about Ben's fox ranch, property, and family. The conversation then turns to schooners and rum runners, and then on the Boughton Island. Roy then tells about the bounty set on crow and how people would hunt them for $0.50 a head. He also tells about killing skunks for money. The topic changes to Frank Solomon's boarding house, then George Hibbett, before moving on to lengthy discussions about Roy's service in the Royal Canadian Navy. Roy begins by telling about how he came to join the service at the age of seventeen. He tells about his service on the HMCS Prince David, his duty as petty officer, and German submarines. Roy then talks about the HMCS Athabaskan, his friend's experience in a P.O.W. camp, wages in the navy, and capsized ships. Next, Roy tells about his time in serving in Halifax, including stories about the Bedford Magazine Explosion, V.E. Day and the riots, the Air Foce versus Navy rivalry, and the HMCS Prince David. Towards the end of the tape there appears to be a change in topic and interview, with the last few minutes covering the topic of rum runners.
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Murray Harbour, PE; Montague, PE; Georgetown, PE; Halifax, NS
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