Line is a farming area. It has a large sheep farm which breeds
purebred sheep. Although most people associate the region with
the sea, the Baccalieu Trail is one of the most productive agricultural
areas in the province. Approximately twenty-five percent of the
on farm value of agriculture in the province is in this area.
on Roaches Line
Photograph: Dale Russell Fitzpatrick
home of Joey Smallwood (1900-1991), who led Newfoundland into
confederation with Canada, is located on Roaches Line. He became.
the first premier of Newfoundland when it became a province in
Canadian Confederation in 1949 and remained in that position for
23 years. His home is not open for public viewing.
people look at the weathervane horse on top of the hill near his
home on the opposite side of the road to determine the direction
of the wind.