National Geographic : 1974 Jan
FURROWED PROFILE outlined by a flaming match, a carpenter takes abreak (right). Many Newfoundland ers ignore the high-paying jobs of a "citified life," preferring their tradi tional trades and the isolation of an outport home. A solitary fisherman's cottage keeps watch on Placentia Bay (below), awash in the glow of its kitchen window. The government, however, is help ing the scattered outporters move to modern growth centers near the mines, refineries, and fish-processing plants that lend an industrial base to the economy. Whole communities have moved, bringing many families within reach of electricity, schools, and hospitals.