Over the course of my research, some confusion has emerged over just how many times the mill whistle sounded in the past.
According to a virtual museum website created by the Corner Brook Museum & Archives, the whistle once sounded eight times each day. However, one of the individuals I interviewed (who worked in the mill as a young man) assures me that the most it sounded on a regular basis was seven times a day. He suggested: 6:45am, 7:00am, 7:45am, 8:00am; 12:00noon, 1:00pm, and 5:00pm.
Of course, by the time I was old enough to recognize what the whistle was in the 1980s, it sounded only four times a day: 7:45am, 8:00am, 12:00noon, and 4:00pm. And now it sounds at 8:00am and 4:00pm.
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