Drawn back to their roots, the settlers of the Oak River region started to become more maritime in nature. This was brought about by the construction of a small jetty near the church. The site was chosen because sites further downstream at Oak River were too shallow to allow the ferries to come in.
There are three sites that sprung up at this time and are indicated on the map below with numbers 8, 9 and 10.
The village of Barnacle (number 10) is situated just across the water from St. Raphael. It's an incredibly small riverine community.
Oak Point is a farming community right by the mouth of the river. It was easier to construct a ferry to transport people than to navigate through the dense forest, even by following the coast.
Sarah's Cove was founded by Sarah Smith. It started out as a small fishing village on the coast.
Soon, a more permanent landing point for the fishermen and women was constructed a little way down the coast by the mouth of the River Wiggle.