The largest and most substantial
structure on the site was a stone building 12 metres long and 5 metres
wide. It was initially built as a two roomed structure with a brick fireplace
and a doorway at each end, and was expertly constructed of coursed random
rubble, using the local granite. Subsequently, the fireplace in the southern
room was filled in and removed and the northern room was further subdivided
into two compartments, one of which had a stone flagged floor. This may
have served as the quarters of the headsman, or manager, on the station.
Outside the front door in the sheltered nook created by the corner of the
fireplace, a whale vertebrae stool, fish scales and clay pipe fragments
show where someone sat out of the cold southerly winds.
The crew excavating the main building
(Photo Susan Lawrence)