Lovers Leap

Info from Gerald Andrews Book – Heritage of an Newfoundland Outport

In 1864 two lovers, Charles DAWE , son of John and Jane DAWE of Ship Cove and Brigitte (Biddy) Warford of Blow Me Down were leaning on a rail on the eastern gulch of Daniels Hole. The rail gave way and they fell more than 60 feet to the beach below. Brigitte survived with light injuries but Charles was seriously injured. Upon inspection it was discovered that the rail had been sawed. Brigitte’s brother came under suspicion. No one knows for sure but Charles survived and later married Brigitte’s sister. That area is still referred to as “Lover’s Leap.” Brigitte went on to remarry twice to Solomon Taylor and Charles Henry Morgan.


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