Welcome to Red Island, NL Canada
This site is a compilation of information and photographs about Red Island and the people who lived there and their descendants who continue to keep the island alive! The Red Island website was the creation of Brian Hennessey, who unfortunately passed away on July 24, 2021. Brian's love for Red Island is evident in the years of effort he put into the research to create and support this website.
With Brian's passing (see About section), registration of the domain name was set to expire in June 2022 and hosting of the website was set to expire in August 2022. Brian's family was asked for assistance in transferring responsibility for financial support and technical administration of the site. Thanks to the wonderful cooperation of Brian's sister Sharon, that process was recently completed with transfer of both domain and hosting.
Unfortunately, Brian's original database of family information that was on his home computer was lost when he passed so creating an updated "book" isn't possible at this time. The online version of that database will continue to be updated as people contribute new information. Hopefully at some future point, it may be possible to reconstruct that database from the online files. Due to the outdated nature of the website language, HTML 4, and the nearly 20,000 files, it will take some time and effort.
Going forward, the underlying technology supporting the website is slowly being upgraded and enhanced. Although it may look and feel a little different, the goal is that all of the information and images will continue to be available. You can help! If you've got information or photos that can complement what's here, please send them along. If you've got web development experience with knowledge of html, frames and/or Joomla, hopefully some connection to Red Island and can volunteer some free time to the project, you can reach me by email at:
Photo credits: Red Island sunset - Paul J Power (June/2023)