This afternoon the group was accompanied by Marco Polo and Colin Ripley, professors from Ryerson University’s Architectural Department, Kenny Tuach, a dry stone waller from Corner Brook, Newfoundland and a few locals, Matt and Shane, both representatives of Brigus Public Works and City Maintenance. We partook in a walk around Brigus, to study and analyze the numerous dry stone walls currently in use by the residents. Kenny was both helpful and informative in that he was able to offer his expertise in describing the differences between the vernacular stone wall style used in Brigus while referencing standard practices of dry stone walling techniques. In exploring these techniques we were more easily able to understand what approaches would be appropriate as part of our proposed intervention along the “Lighthouse” trail.
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