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Fogo Island: A far away comeback story

  • Dipublikasikan tanggal 13 Agu 2022
  • A small island off the coast of Newfoundland is redefining itself with the help of a local businesswoman who combined deep pockets with a deep appreciation for the island's past.
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Komentar • 391

  • Guy de Fontgalland
    Guy de Fontgalland Bulan Yang lalu +100

    Absolutely thrilled to view this video. My wife and I spent a week in Fogo island in July 1982, along with a good friend from New Foundland. We were so warmly welcome and treated like family members. It was such a wonderful experience and the people of Fogo Island were so precious that it is impossible for us to forget those few days in such a remote and peaceful paradise. God bless all the Fogo islanders and may they all be happy for ever.

  • FriarTom
    FriarTom Bulan Yang lalu +117

    What a beautiful and inspirational story. Community, community, community....it's critical for our survival.

    • SCFan 07
      SCFan 07 18 hari yang lalu +2

      this is nothing but gentrification lmfao. do you think any of the locals can afford a 2000 dollars a night hotel room? yeah i didnt think so, no one who lives there can afford ANY of it, not the food or lodging or anything.

    • Joseph C
      Joseph C Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Bill Still so building strong communities is a bad liberal endeavor?

    • Bill Still
      Bill Still Bulan Yang lalu

      So, is this your version of "it takes a village"? Typical liberal crapola, sir. Hopefully you're not really a friar but that would certainly be typical also.

    • Joseph C
      Joseph C Bulan Yang lalu

      can you have community under capitalism and neocolonialism?

  • “D” to the Power of 3
    “D” to the Power of 3 Bulan Yang lalu +29

    What a beautiful soul she is! I’m deeply, deeply touched by her; along with her father and mother.
    It’d make a fabulous writers retreat. Attract writers and those who understand that land this loved, and stories this grounded…heals.

  • gwinterboer
    gwinterboer Bulan Yang lalu +63

    Great story. With so much hate and tragedy in the news we need more of these dominating headlines.

    • Bill Still
      Bill Still Bulan Yang lalu +1

      You call this "dominating"? lol!

  • Maurice Harp
    Maurice Harp Bulan Yang lalu +22

    Over the years I've been fortunate enough to meet many folks from Newfoundland (Newfies) and I can tell you first hand that they've brought much joy and happiness to my life! They are not only the most hospitable people I've ever met their love of life and having fun is contagious. It's too bad that your story didn't capture their wonderful accent. I don't know if I'll ever get to Fogo Island but I will be visiting The Rock one day - it's the number one item on my bucket list! Thanks 60 Minutes.

  • susanne chakan
    susanne chakan Bulan Yang lalu +36

    Amazing story about a beautiful community of people. Much respect to the woman who came back to help. I'm going to look that artist community place there. I would love to do a solo meditation retreat here 💞

  • Shiva Dizayin
    Shiva Dizayin Bulan Yang lalu +12

    This is such an uplifting story. I found myself smiling the way through. I love the bit where she says hospitality is loving a stranger.
    She did an amazing job by giving back to her community, to bring it back to life, or rather to let it keep living on.

    • Shiva Dizayin
      Shiva Dizayin 9 jam yang lalu

      @Terrie Stapley 🥰🥰🥰😃😃☺️

    • Terrie Stapley
      Terrie Stapley 12 jam yang lalu +2

      What a lovely comment, I agree completely…

  • tammy burke
    tammy burke Bulan Yang lalu +28

    OMG, she exudes compassion from every cell.
    Incredibly inspirational and uplifting. I coukd watch this over and over. Love this story!!!

    • AFD Chocolate milk
      AFD Chocolate milk 27 hari yang lalu

      @kathy pichey Bless your heart.

    • Carmel Lewis
      Carmel Lewis Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @kathy picher ...your statement's very sad and not very christian. May God forgive you.

    • kathy pichey
      kathy pichey Bulan Yang lalu +1


    BRANDY D Bulan Yang lalu +8

    I am in awe of what she did, does, accomplish. She never let her long term goal for this beautiful island to be sustained & keep the generations of family able to come home or see where it all began. She seemingly renewed the waters. Strong, determined, ambitious woman 👍❤️

    H L COTTEN Bulan Yang lalu +9

    At 55 years of age, and taking a more reflective look at life, and it’s true meaning. I watched every single minute of this broadcast with the one thing I concluded at first. “One person, can make a difference in preserving the most precious things in life, and building a pathway to the future”.✨💎💎💎✨

  • Elvenkind
    Elvenkind Bulan Yang lalu +37

    This remind me so much of the place I grew up at, on the west coast of Norway. The architecture, boats and fish are all just like over here. The people also look alike. I'd love to live there. I was stupid enough to think life would be more exiting in the city at a youth and now I'm kind of stuck here.

  • Russell Loveland
    Russell Loveland Bulan Yang lalu +7

    It warms my heart to see a tiny village find away to survive. Would love to visit here one day

  • New Moon
    New Moon Bulan Yang lalu +65

    If every successful person gave back in such thoughtful ways, the world would be a lot better place.

    • ParadigmUnkn0wn
      ParadigmUnkn0wn 21 hari yang lalu

      By putting in a multi-million dollar lodge with all of 27 rooms that rent for 2k per night? By building million dollar artsy, modernist "cottages"? Thankfully the bit at 11:05 didn't get totally cut out, but there's a lot more that could have been said there, and that probably was said but didn't make the final cut. The cost of living has been driven up for locals. Things like the renewed fishing industry had nothing to do with this. The people working at the lodge have dead-end low paying jobs where they're servants to rich elites all day.
      There are a lot more wholesome ways to revitalize a small islands economy than turning it into a getaway for the über rich.

  • Common Sense
    Common Sense Bulan Yang lalu +20

    I LOVE THIS WOMAN!! I cannot wait for the opportunity to see her magical island and love those islanders✨ Cod is my absolute favorite and always has been and these really seem like my kind of folks. My happy place✨💜✨
    I wish I could afford to live there.

  • T M
    T M Bulan Yang lalu +21

    Great historical backdrop on this seemingly wonderful place. The challenges that created a hardship now remind me of so many beautiful and simple worlds - all becoming the harbor for an elite group. Granted, islanders are profiting from this and rightfully so. This, just the world today everywhere. I'm unfortunate/fortunate geographically to have been and still living in such a spot, sad for those now moving or struggling in that spot. Wish all well

  • Occle Emme
    Occle Emme Bulan Yang lalu +26

    What an impressive woman. I wish more people in her position thought the way she does.

    • AFD Chocolate milk
      AFD Chocolate milk 27 hari yang lalu

      @Compu Tron Or maybe she is maximizing the cost with as little interaction as to not strain the community and infrastructure on the island.

    • Compu Tron
      Compu Tron Bulan Yang lalu

      @Occle Emme Or...maybe it's just a bad value proposition? 🤔

    • Occle Emme
      Occle Emme Bulan Yang lalu +2

      @Compu Tron Just because you are broke, it’s bad?

    • Compu Tron
      Compu Tron Bulan Yang lalu +1

      You want more people to build an inn that charges $2,000 a night with a three night minimum stay?

    • Occle Emme
      Occle Emme Bulan Yang lalu +2

      @Ester Hudson 😄 she could have just bought a mansion in LA and let her old town rot in despair, I suppose. That might make some people happy.

    BRANDY D Bulan Yang lalu +5

    Beautiful story in today's world. Great community....this is where I wish I could be, retire & still work within the community, the fishery, welcoming the visitors. Just beautiful ❤️

  • Papin47
    Papin47 Bulan Yang lalu +3

    "We are optimizing for community" At least in Fogo Island that sentiment seems authentic and true. Kudos to Ms Cobb!

  • Dick Macgurn
    Dick Macgurn Bulan Yang lalu +6

    Sustainable beauty and a wonderful culture. Hopefully they're not done trying to diversify. Can't wait to visit ❤️

  • Chuck Kottke
    Chuck Kottke Bulan Yang lalu +6

    "What are we optimizing for ? We're optimizing for place, we're optimizing for community ". Very well said! Optimize for harmony, happiness, tranquility, and home is heaven.💙

  • Suzanne Brown
    Suzanne Brown Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Beautiful and loving way to give back and return to a wonderful past. I love it! 😍💖

  • Calcadian
    Calcadian Bulan Yang lalu +25

    Very heart warming story ! Much love to fogo from California!

  • Brooklyn Rocks
    Brooklyn Rocks Bulan Yang lalu

    She is amazing and wonderful. Bless her, her love for the community and the people of Fogo.

  • Kathryn Sinclare
    Kathryn Sinclare Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Oh this story of hope and promise brought tears to my eyes, and I’m not even from there. That my friend is a story well told.

  • Yvonne Kneeshaw
    Yvonne Kneeshaw Bulan Yang lalu +1

    What a beautiful story of community and those who make visions happen. ❤️🇨🇦

  • Hal Spencer
    Hal Spencer Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Newfoundlander's music is like a sickness, but you'll not die from it, only improve with it. It's a great genre and infectious.

  • Queen Bee
    Queen Bee Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Love how she really considered the impact on the community from all angles, snd any unintentional consequences.

  • anndrea stembridge
    anndrea stembridge Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Excellent story, great information. Definitely on my list to visit; looks like my kind of community. Stay safe and warm.🥳😇

  • Classic Rocker
    Classic Rocker Bulan Yang lalu +23

    I Really Respect Her because She achieved Great Success and Wealth and went back Home to Help them Grow again. ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS HER and the People of Fogo Island .

  • Liz Muschinski
    Liz Muschinski 21 hari yang lalu

    An amazing story and woman! How incredible to go from growing up in an illiterate environment without using money to becoming a multi- millionaire.

  • R H
    R H Bulan Yang lalu +10

    What a wonderful story. I do hope with my heart and soul this will last forever. It brings me such joy to know there are still wonderful good people in the world who have made good money, but lend there funds and skills to help a larger number of people. If the country had more of these people, the world would truly be a better place. God bless and keep all of you, I don't know you but I love you.

    • tammy burke
      tammy burke Bulan Yang lalu

      So true. How do other ppl make soooooo much $$$$ and never engage anyone or anything beyond themselves? So freaky trying to amass more and more $$$ to "just have it"? I dont get that mindset. Help. Create. Ease. Thats what i would do just like her! Good job

  • Avie Dee Xiong
    Avie Dee Xiong Bulan Yang lalu +6

    Absolutely inspiring!!!

  • Deborah Santamaria
    Deborah Santamaria 22 hari yang lalu

    What a simply lovely, charming, beautiful place, with equally marvelous folks!
    I could never afford the Inn, but I shall always be glad there is a place such as this Island, and it's brilliantly beautiful Citizens...♥️🇨🇦

  • Robert Vander Voort
    Robert Vander Voort Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Newfoundland is well worth a visit. Spectacular place, great people.

  • David S
    David S Bulan Yang lalu

    Wonderful video of the progress made by a community when someone seeks to help create new opportunities. The people of Fogo worked hard to reestablish the economy of their island. Congratulations.

  • Nature by Dreygo
    Nature by Dreygo Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Much respect to this lady 👏

  • Carrie Fogo
    Carrie Fogo Bulan Yang lalu +3

    What a lovely name! Fogo’s have been go-getters all of our lives. ❤️

  • joyce svarvar
    joyce svarvar Bulan Yang lalu +7

    The world needs more people like that. Interesting and inspiring.

  • Blake Aaron
    Blake Aaron Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Great story, and excellent illustration of conscientious capitalism (a true top-down story where it actually seems to be working as intended).

  • Jo Simpson
    Jo Simpson Bulan Yang lalu

    I might have to put this lovely venue on my Bucket List, it looks amazing 👏🏻🇬🇧

  • Ramones
    Ramones Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Amazing story. Wish them the best

  • Benjamin Garrett
    Benjamin Garrett Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Wow, such a great story and an amazing person.

  • Micki Mennet-Martin
    Micki Mennet-Martin 22 hari yang lalu

    Absolutely wonderful story ~ thankful ypu shared it. Good wished to Fogo Islanders !!!

  • Dr Jethrowski
    Dr Jethrowski Bulan Yang lalu +7

    Fantastic! Can you imagine when the residents learned, "Yes, these people will pay $2000 a night to meet you..."
    And it's worth it.

  • James Phillips
    James Phillips Bulan Yang lalu

    I am so very proud of this Fogo reality and their beautiful people - showing their home and what they do best! Thank You MISS Fogo!! ❤

  • Reg
    Reg Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Hearing this story my mind goes back to the Containerization of the Cargo Ships. Did anyone that got into the shipping industry in the beginning get out and make a positive change for their community?

  • Theweatheris Aokay
    Theweatheris Aokay Bulan Yang lalu +1

    What a beautiful story. The falls and rise of a place she belongs. Nice sharing.

  • seaforth 💀 badness
    seaforth 💀 badness Bulan Yang lalu +6

    Powerful lady indeed power to the women 💯

  • CommanderViper2003
    CommanderViper2003 Bulan Yang lalu +3

    It's amazing what money can do when it's spent thoughtfully ... wow!

  • Theresa Conner
    Theresa Conner Bulan Yang lalu +14

    It's no accident that she uses the term 'dignity' so much... emotional intelligence, cultural acuity and what a lovely legacy she's leaving in her lifetime.

  • Nata
    Nata Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I LOVE this place. The shed party is amazing.

  • Dawn Parker
    Dawn Parker 26 hari yang lalu

    Beautiful. We stayed on Fogo this past June. The people are so welcoming. A magical place ❤️

  • Pen Tool
    Pen Tool 20 hari yang lalu

    This is how people with big money can give back. Kudos to Zita Cobb, “optimizing for community”.

  • HappyHound
    HappyHound Bulan Yang lalu +2

    What an amazing story. Thank you

  • Kamela Paris
    Kamela Paris Bulan Yang lalu +4

    This is amazingly beautiful . I am rooting and praying for you all and when I have enough money I’ll come stay, I hope someday at that beautiful hotel for a Holliday … if I’m lucky to ever get one .🍀🙏😘👏

    • J. M.
      J. M. Bulan Yang lalu

      Yeah sure go ahead and spend $2000/ night at the hotel

  • Helen Woodrum
    Helen Woodrum 20 hari yang lalu

    Such a great story. Wished they had trees around the hotel. The come back and the goods being made are awesome. Still the houses should be more affordable for the Islanders.

  • Goobfilm cast
    Goobfilm cast Bulan Yang lalu

    A person on their way to true self-actualization....magnificent !

  • Mike at sea
    Mike at sea Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I hope they can get the house price thing sorted out for locals, I would love to visit one day.

  • Boyd Cord
    Boyd Cord Bulan Yang lalu +7

    smart lady, giving back what she learned.

    • Johnny Meyer
      Johnny Meyer Bulan Yang lalu

      Smart but greedy and out-of-touch when it comes to pricing. Just my take....

  • Judy Head
    Judy Head Bulan Yang lalu +11

    Fascinating little island!

  • Peace&Love
    Peace&Love Bulan Yang lalu

    Wow I would LOVE to go there! I love nature and Peace….sure looks like both…gonna check this out for sure!

  • Bob Treiber
    Bob Treiber 24 hari yang lalu

    Great story, great people. Wishing all the island people the best. Thanks Zeta.

  • Psalm Hawkins
    Psalm Hawkins Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Gorgeous place & just added it to my bucket list

  • Daren
    Daren Bulan Yang lalu +7

    MARYLANDER here! This island reminds me of Smith Island , set in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland! Crabbing is big on Smith Island. The residents were originally English, and Methodist! There is a church on Smith Island but zero bars! Watermen settled on Smith Island. They have a restaurant, food served family style! Maryland's 11 layer Smith Island cake is also made here! 🤗🥰🌊⚓⛵🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀

  • patrice marie dobson
    patrice marie dobson Bulan Yang lalu +6

    Beautiful Fogo Island!!💖💕👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • travis303
    travis303 Bulan Yang lalu +5

    2,000 per night. Goodness, I understand the motivation. Have to bring money into the island, but at the same time I guess that "hospitality" she was talking about the island is famous for is only for the richest 1 percent of the world.

  • Jenna Nicholson
    Jenna Nicholson Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I would love to go there and stay in that gorgeous inn!!

  • Energy Asylum
    Energy Asylum 17 hari yang lalu

    Wow!! Such an amazing story!!! She’s a friggin’ SUPERHERO!!! Long live Fogo!

  • Daniel Flaherty
    Daniel Flaherty Bulan Yang lalu

    Love this story!

  • Jeff Williams
    Jeff Williams Bulan Yang lalu +2

    This is an awesome story! I totally want to visit now.

    • NorceCodine
      NorceCodine Bulan Yang lalu

      Hope you have $2K for a night in the hotel!

  • Marcus Boehm
    Marcus Boehm Bulan Yang lalu +7

    Respect and love to the woman, to bring back and preserve what s the people, history, life and culture , and create future based on the the people and roots.
    Organic turism at its best. Thank you for the inspiration

  • Teresa Sadowski
    Teresa Sadowski Bulan Yang lalu +5

    I was ready to go till I heard the room rates. So sorry this experience is out of my budget….and I have a pretty good budget. Sad this type of tourism was probably needed to save the island. Sadder still some locals find it hard to afford. I do like the fact new opportunities are being created for locals

    • Uncle Benny's Creepy Campfire Stories
      Uncle Benny's Creepy Campfire Stories 28 hari yang lalu +2

      Glad to see your comment, vs. all the sycophants oohing & ahhing over this. This is what I had commented: "I see an ego-driven woman who is ruining the very thing she claims to be trying to save. $2000 a night is a strata for mainly very wealthy people, the island is on its way to becoming an enclave for the rich, where the natives are all servants, & their children can't afford to live there, except in cheap housing, vs. the second homes of the uber wealthy. Just my opinion, I could be wrong. I believe the woman holding her hand & singing "Just leave well enough alone", was passive-aggressively telling her where to go..."

    • Compu Tron
      Compu Tron Bulan Yang lalu +1

      It's a heartwarming story but those rates are unreasonable for the majority of people. It's a 3 night minimum at close to $2,000 usd per night, and it's going up to $2,213 usd per night in 2023.

    • Fremont Pathfinder
      Fremont Pathfinder Bulan Yang lalu +3

      There are other hotels on Fogel Island that are much less

  • Ocean Blue
    Ocean Blue Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Lovely that she gave back but terrible design…. A true modern art masterpiece

    • Priscilla Nygaard
      Priscilla Nygaard Bulan Yang lalu

      I have to agree… sorry… but the exterior of the inn is an eyesore. I can’t imagine the locals like that on their ancient horizon.

  • willy mueller
    willy mueller Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I loved Woods Island, at the entrance to Corner Brook, spent some time there with my sailboat. Beautiful !

  • Amberlyn Olsen
    Amberlyn Olsen Bulan Yang lalu

    Oh my gosh, this is amazing. 👏

  • May Mei
    May Mei Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Well done lady, she deserve a title/ knighted

  • Jellybean Dakota
    Jellybean Dakota Bulan Yang lalu +1

    We need more visionaries like her world wide. I'll take one like her for president. God bless her and her far seeing vision. Thank you for sharing

  • Tordy Clark
    Tordy Clark Bulan Yang lalu +2

    COd was overfished all over the Atlantic. I England too. So much that it became rare and no fishing was allowed until the cod population increased. Most people don't realize that the whole of the eastern seaboard of Canada and New England was founded on cod-fishing, which fed poor people and slaves and so on. Cod was king as it was free and abundant food. That's why so many places are "new" England - New York, New Hampshire, New Gloucester, from the original English places called the same thing. All the fishing was by hand at first, people literally rowing the north Atlantic from England to Canada. Then the trawlers came and everything changed. f you really want to discover how important Cod was, read: Cod, by Mark Kurlansky. It's fascinating.

    HANNATAN Bulan Yang lalu +2

    Unique island...love it

  • Lewis
    Lewis Bulan Yang lalu

    Reminds me of a place and people I knew growing up 60 some years ago :)

  • Michele Maliano
    Michele Maliano Bulan Yang lalu +1

    As a little girl living in a suburb of San Francisco, I fantasized about living in a quaint fishing village like this.

  • Chris P
    Chris P Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Beautiful place.

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  • Jerry Lou Fretz
    Jerry Lou Fretz Bulan Yang lalu +2

    I'd love to visit!

  • Angelica Cline
    Angelica Cline Bulan Yang lalu +1

    She is Awesome. I can't afford to stay at that inn but would love to visit.

  • S Shaw
    S Shaw Bulan Yang lalu

    Wonderful! It’s on my bucket list.

  • MG
    MG Bulan Yang lalu

    What a great story!

  • Matt Mayo
    Matt Mayo Bulan Yang lalu +10

    As an Irish bar area resident I love this.

  • Rack Ripper
    Rack Ripper Bulan Yang lalu

    I like her. You can tell shes a genuine person. Down to earth

  • Yellow Dough
    Yellow Dough 20 hari yang lalu +1

    What are we optimizing for? Great point! Love it. ☘️

  • The Danish GSM Channel Henrik Buitenhuis

    Amazing people I say.
    Thanks so much for the video and info.

  • Michael Naputi
    Michael Naputi 25 hari yang lalu

    Love this episode.

  • Mystery Mayhem
    Mystery Mayhem Bulan Yang lalu +3

    A simple statement by a loving father carries so much weight. His words changed the future of Fogo for the better.

  • Peppi Holliday
    Peppi Holliday Bulan Yang lalu

    This is absolutely wonderful

  • AvalonDreaming
    AvalonDreaming Bulan Yang lalu

    What an amazing woman.

  • ninjabookitty
    ninjabookitty Bulan Yang lalu +5

    I would love to stay here but I could never afford $2000.

  • Liz Gaspari - Gaspari Nutrition

    Beautiful Story💕

  • Brian Evans
    Brian Evans Bulan Yang lalu

    What a terrific lady, wish there where more like her, instead of the greed we have?

  • G S K
    G S K Bulan Yang lalu

    Love the song lyrics: be satisfied with what you got. What a beautiful reminder.

  • Barbara Smith
    Barbara Smith Bulan Yang lalu +1

    The hotel's architecture reminds me of the Pearl Harbor memorial in Hawai'i.