European Stone Fireplace.
In contrast to the rather amorphous Native hearths, it is made from slabs of
locally-available slate, is rectangular in form and was built partly into
the hillside to the south. It is clearly European in origin and may have
been part of a cook room for the early 16th-century migratory fishery.
Reproduced by permission of the Colony of Avalon Foundation,
Ferryland, Newfoundland, © 2001.