Books by Kirk Raymond Butt are published by Boonen Books

of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada and are available at the following locations:      

 

Arlim Company is located at 107 Main St., Stephenville, Newfoundland. Books by Kirk Raymond Butt can be currently purchased in the store or call Arlim Co. at 709-643-2823 to make arrangements for shipping by mail to your address.

 

Beavercraft is located at 108 Main St., Stephenville, Newfoundland. Books by Kirk Raymond Butt can be currently purchased in the store or call Beavercraft at 709-643-4844 to make arrangements for shipping by mail to your address.

 

Island Treasures is located at Corner Brook Plaza, 44 Maple Valley Road, Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Books by Kirk Raymond Butt can be currently purchased in the store or call Island Treasures at 709-639-9813 to make arrangements for shipping by mail to your address.

   

Legge Homestead is a ‘Registered Heritage Structure’ located on Cartyville Beach Road in Cartyville, Newfoundland. It is affiliated with the ‘Bay St. George South Historical Society.’ The Homestead features a Museum and a Gift Shop among its attractions. Books by Kirk Raymond Butt can be purchased in the Gift  Shop during the months of July and August.

Early Settlers of Bay St. George, The Inner Bay - Volume I  (Soft Cover, 488 Pages, Black and White Photos, $34.95, Fifth Revision, Published 2013)

Bay St. George is located on the west coast of Newfoundland. Volume 1 of this 2 volume series tells the story of the early exploration and settlement of Bay St. George's inner bay. The first settlers were of both European and Indigenous descent. They began to establish permanent communities in the inner bay in the early 1780s. In this 5th revised and expanded edition, the author presents extensively researched historical, sociocultural, and genealogical information on the early pioneer families and the early communities they established. 
 
  



 
Early Settlers of Bay St. George, The Outer Bay - Volume 2  (Soft Cover, 447 Pages, Black and White Photos,  $34.95, Third Revision, Published 2013)

Bay St. George is located on the west coast of Newfoundland. Volume 2 of this 2 volume series tells the story of the early exploration and settlement of Bay St. George’s outer bay. The area is often referred to as Bay St. George South. The first permanent settlers of European descent began to put down roots there in the early 1760s. In this 3rd revised and expanded edition, the author presents extensively researched historical, sociocultural and genealogical information on the pioneer families of the area and the early communities they established.




 
A History of Stephenville, NL: The Making of a Town  (Soft Cover, 214 Pages, Black and White  Photos, $28.95,  Published 2018)

Stephenville is located on the north shore of Bay St. George in Newfoundland. It was once called Indian Head and was also often referred to as the Acadian Village. The first Acadian settlers arrived there in 1847. They earned a living from fishing and farming as their Maritime ancestors had done for generations. Some were of French descent and others were of French-Indigenous descent. A History of Stephenville, NL: The Making of a Town offers glimpses into the lives of the early settlers and presents a genealogy of the founding families. The community faced the challenges of growth and change, along the way to becoming a town. Part of this story follows the development of a large American military air base on the eastern side of Stephenville that became known as Ernest Harmon Air Force Base. The base lasted from 1941 to 1966. It brought thousands of outsiders from diverse backgrounds into the area, and greatly changed the composition of the rapidly growing community. Today, the Town of Stephenville is a picturesque and vibrant town that functions as the hub or service area for the region. It has a rich sociocultural heritage and occupies an important place in the ongoing growth of the region.



                                        
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The Legacy of Ann Hulan: A Newfoundland Pioneer  (Soft Cover, 116 Pages, Black and White  Photos, $19.95,  Published 2021)

When Ann Hulan was a young child, her family settled in Bay St. George South in an area once known as the Barrisways. They were the very first settlers on the island’s remote and rugged west coast. This is the biography of a Newfoundland pioneer woman, whose accomplishments in life bear the mark of greatness. Ann married John Hulan in 1771 and they raised 10 children at Middle Barachois (now McKay’s). After John was lost at sea in 1811, Ann continued to develop the family business interests. Famous visitors to the area were greatly impressed with her and wrote glowing accounts of her accomplishments. Notably, she was an experimental agriculturalist, who established the first farm on the island’s west coast. As the owner of  the schooner, Industry, Ann carried on a successful salmon and fur export business. During the War of 1812, she was on board her schooner when it was captured by American privateers and she was held captive for four months. She would live for thirty-six years following her ordeal and continued to develop her legacy. This biography, written by a descendant, honours her memory as a true Newfoundland pioneer, whose accomplishments and forward thinking laid down a solid foundation for future generations to thrive in Bay St. George South.