Otto Young was featured on a Land and Sea show this winter and as we watched, we added Little Harbour to our bucket list. Just outside of Twillingate, Little Harbour is a tiny outport. I’m guessing Mr. Young’s Atlantic View Cabins (link) and craft shop are the biggest enterprise and maybe the only business there.
We learned on the tv show that Mr. Young builds model boats, paints Newfoundland scenes and plays the accordion. Tour buses stop regularly for some entertainment and shopping.
When I show people this picture they admire the scenic port. It’s only when I tell them it’s model boats on a rail that they realize these aren’t full sized vessels. Handmade by Otto, these boats are put on display each morning. The detail of his work is precise. On the unpainted boat, there are knives ready to split the cod.
No hooks on the jiggers….that’s illegal now.
Cabin number 3 is recommended by recent visitors as the best view with a deck facing the tiny harbour.
Only minutes from Twillingate, this would be a lovely place to spend a few nights.