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Encyclopedia > Botwood, Newfoundland and Labrador

Botwood is a town in north-central Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is in Division No. 6, in the Bay of Exploits. A seaport acts as the community's chief employer, exporting news print for Abitibi Consolidated. Oil products such as gasoline, asphalt, and heating oil are imported and stored in large tanks throughout the community.

In 1908 construction began on the Botwood Railway, running between Grand Falls and Botwood. It was a joint effort between the A.N.D. Company and the A. E. Reed Company of Bishop's Falls. It was to be the transportation link for the export of pulp and paper from the newly built mill at Grand Falls. The railway became operational by the fall of 1909, and the first shipment of paper from the new mill was sent in February of 1910. The A.N.D. Company took control of the railway operation in 1910, just a year after the line was completed. Newfoundland (French: Terre-Neuve; Irish: Talamh an Éisc; Latin: Terra Nova) is a large island off the north-east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Motto: Quaerite Primum Regnum Dei (Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital St. ... Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ... Abitibi-Consolidated (NYSE: ABY) is an Canadian pulp and paper company based in Montreal, Quebec. ... Oil is a generic term for organic liquids that are not miscible with water. ... Gasoline, as it is known in North America, or petrol, in many Commonwealth countries (sometimes also called motor spirit) is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ... Asphalt is a highly viscous liquid that occurs naturally in most crude petroleums. ... Heating oil, or burning oil, also known in the USA as , is used to fuel building furnaces (boilers). It is usually dyed to distinguish it from taxed vehicle fuel. ... Grand Falls can refer to several places: Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Grand Falls Plaza, Missouri, United States It can also refer to these Canadian federal or provincial electoral districts: Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor (Canadian federal electoral district in Newfoundland and Labrador...

From 1937 to 1940, both Pan Am and the British Overseas Airways Corporation used Botwood as a terminal for their Atlantic Crossings. On June 27,1939 the Yankee Clipper left Botwood for the first Trans Atlantic Passenger flight.

From the outbreak of World War II, 1940-1945, the Royal Air Force changed Botwood into a patrolling and bombing seaplane base. A large concrete slipway, two hangars, tarmac and four bunkers were constructed. Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was the United States principal international airline from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991, and was credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry. ... The British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) was the exclusive British state airline from 1939 until 1946 and the long-haul British state airline from 1946. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was by far the bloodiest, most expensive, and most significant war in... The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the UK Armed Forces. ... A DeHavilland Single Otter floatplane in Harbour Air livery A seaplane is an aircraft designed to take off and land (correctly, though less commonly, alight) upon water. ... A slipway is basically a ramp on the shore of a river or estuary that is used for the building or reparing of ships or boats. ... Hangars can be used to hold airplanes, airships and helicopters. ... Tarmac, short for tar-penetration macadam, is a type of highway pavement no longer commonly used. ... A bunker is a defensive warfare fortification to protect oneself. ...

According to the Canada 2001 Census: The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...

  • Population: 3,221
  • % Change (1996-2001): -10.8
  • Dwellings: 1,250
  • Area (sq. km.): 15.05
  • Density (persons per sq. km.): 214.1

1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

North: Division No. 8, Subd. E, Northern Arm, Botwood, Peterview
West: Division No. 8, Subd. C
Division No. 6, Subd. C
Division No. 6, Subd. C completely surrounds Badger
East: Bishop's Falls, Grand Falls-Windsor
South: Division No. 6, Subd. A

Badger is a town in north-central Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Bishops Falls is a town in north-central Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Grand Falls-Windsor is a small city in north-central Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ...

See also

Communities of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z See also List of other Canadian Cities, Towns & Villages by Province...

External links

Town of Botwood - by Dennis Hart
Botwood - History of an Airport

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Newfoundland and Labrador: Information from Answers.com (0 words)
Consisting of the island of Newfoundland and Labrador on the mainland, and bounded by Quebec, it extends into the North Atlantic Ocean and is the easternmost part of North America.
Newfoundland island lies at the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and is bounded on the north, east, and south by the Atlantic Ocean and separated on the northwest from Labrador by the Strait of Belle Isle.
Newfoundland received a colonial assembly in 1832, which was and still is referred to as the House of Assembly, after a fight led by reformers William Carson, Patrick Morris and John Kent.
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