A Place Called Home

It was created to give this small fishing village on the rockbound coast of Newfoundland the recognition it so richly deserves. It is with pride and honour that I dedicate this website to my parents, Mabel Butt (dec) and Edward ‘Ted’ Noel, and all the good people of Freshwater, past and present.

My Book: Day Dreams and a Place Called Home

DayDreams and a Place Called Home is a book of poems I have written over my lifetime as a reflection and homage to the peoples of Newfoundland and their story. It is now available for sale via Amazon and Inidgo in Canada! Click the below to get your copy today!

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Freshwater is one of Canada's oldest settlements with records dating to the 1600's. Explore some of its history and stories, including a researched lists of historical surnames.

Go Back in Time


Freshwater boasts an array of beautiful vistas as colorful as the people that live there. There is always something interesting going on. Check out our photo album to see for yourself

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The Compass


Freshwater has changed much over the years. Check out our Milestones page to see how the community progressed and grew over the years.

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