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Root Cellar Capital of the World

As is common in Newfoundland, the fishing community of Elliston is made up of several other settlements, including North and South Bird Islands, North Side, Noder Cover, Porter’s Point, The Neck, and Maberly. It was originally called Bird Island Cove, before being changed to honour the first permanent Methodist missionary in Newfoundland, William Ellis.

Due to the abundance of root cellars, it has been called the “Root Cellar Capital of the World”.

Photos by David Barclay