This island is home to most of the archipelago's English-speaking minority, their Newfoundland-like accents telling of their Scottish roots. The older Anglophone community long had an uneasy relationship with their Francophone neighbors; bar brawls and the like were not unheard of. Even today, many Anglophones cannot speak French, but intermarriage and bilingualism are becoming more common, and much of the tourism infrastructure on Grosse Île is run by Francophones.
Seacow Rd in Old Harry leads to the site where walrus were landed and slaughtered for their oil. Nearby, St Peter's by the Sea, built in 1916 using wood from shipwrecks, is bounded by the graves of Clarkes and Clarks. The surname evolved as it was misspelt on formal documents.