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Encyclopedia > Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador

Harbour Grace is one of the oldest towns in Conception Bay on the Avalon Peninsula in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is located about 45 km northwest of the capital, St. John's. The town has a population of 3,380 (2001), engaged primarily in fishing and fish processing. Image File history File links Harbour_Grace. ... Conception Bay bounded by Cape St. ... The Avalon Peninsula is a large peninsula (9,270 km²) that makes up the southeast portion of the island of Newfoundland. ... This is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Avancez (go forward) Nickname: The City of Legends City of St. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ...


Harbour Grace was an important port and fishing center since the earliest days of European exploration of North America. It was named after the town of Havre le Grace (now Le Havre) in France. In 1610, pirate Peter Easton made Harbour Grace his headquarters, and established a fort overlooking the bay. Although it was attacked by the French the following year, the early settlement survived throughout the seventeenth century, with a permanent, year-round population numbering a few dozen, swelling to several hundred during the fishing season. In 1628, Robert Hayman wrote Quodlibits there--it was the first book written in English in the new world. Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the... Le Havre is a city in Normandy, northern France, on the English Channel, at the mouth of the Seine. ... // Events January 7 - Galileo Galilei discovers the Galilean moons of Jupiter. ... A pirate digging…perhaps to bury treasure, perhaps a grave. ... Peter Easton (c. ... (Redirected from 1628 in literature) See also: 16th century in literature, other events of the 17th century, 1700 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Robert Hayman (1575-1629) was a poet, colonist and Proprietary Governor of Bristols Hope colony in Newfoundland. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Over the coming years, control of Harbour Grace became a point of contention between the English and the French. The town, with a population numbering about 100, was razed by the French in 1697 and again in 1700. Nevertheless, between those two attacks, the population grew by 50 percent. The town reached its heyday in 1771, when it could boast a population of close to 5,800. By then, however, other colonial towns along the Atlantic coast had surpassed Harbour Grace in population and influence. Events September 20 - The Treaty of Ryswick December 2 – St Pauls Cathedral opened in London Peter the Great travels in Europe officially incognito as artilleryman Pjotr Mikhailov Use of palanquins increases in Europe Christopher Polhem starts Swedens first technical school. ... Events January 1 - Russia accepts Julian calendar. ... 1771 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one_fifth of its surface. ...


While the population declined in the coming decades, Harbour Grace did have a brief upswing in the early twentieth century because of its proximity to continental Europe. As trans-Atlantic aviation became more popular, many aviation pioneers, among them Amelia Earhart, chose to make their crossing from the nearby Harbour Grace airfield. Altogether, some twenty flights left Harbour Grace from 1927 to 1936 in their attempts to cross the Atlantic. ... Amelia Earhart Amelia Mary Earhart (born 24 July 1897, Atchison, Kansas - missing from 2 July 1937, western Pacific ocean), daughter of Edwin and Amy Earhart, was an American aviator and noted early female pilot who mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during a circumnavigational flight in 1937. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Today, Harbour Grace continues its tradition as a fishing and fish processing center. In addition, because of its rich history and many historical buildings, a small tourist industry is emerging. A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Beaches make popular tourist resorts. ...


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Cities: Corner Brook | Mount Pearl | St. John's
Notable towns: Bonavista | Carbonear | Channel-Port aux Basques | Clarenville | Cupids | Ferryland | Fogo | Gander | Grand Falls-Windsor | Happy Valley-Goose Bay | Harbour Grace | Labrador City | Marystown | Nain | Placentia | Red Bay | St. Anthony | Stephenville | Trinity

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Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (457 words)
In 1610, pirate Peter Easton made Harbour Grace his headquarters, and established a fort overlooking the bay.
While the population declined in the coming decades, Harbour Grace did have a brief upswing in the early twentieth century because of its proximity to continental Europe.
Altogether, some twenty flights left Harbour Grace from 1927 to 1936 in their attempts to cross the Atlantic.
Harbour Grace Air Strip (5641 words)
The landing in Harbour Grace was not an intentional one as, after flying for about 32 hours, Smith realized that his fuel supply would not carry him to New York.
Harbour Grace is a fair distance from Musgrave Harbour so he chartered a boat from Carbonear to bring the supplies to the downed plane.
Of the 20 flights that used the Harbour Grace airstrip, either to launch their dreams or have them crushed, the Royal Winsor was the first to cancel.
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