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Historical Articles

The following articles concern the historic development of the Trinity Bay District.
They have been collected from newspapers or written as part of the genealogical research of the various authors.

If you know of an article that you think should be included here, please contact one of the coordinators.

Historical Articles Concerning Trinity Bay District
Bluff Head Cove
Notes on the history of a small Trinity Bay community and the Cooper Family.
Rev. John Clinch(1749-1819)
A review of his contribution to medicine.
The Trinity Bay Disaster of 1892
Newspaper clippings tell the whole story.
The President Coaker
A tern schooner belonging to the Fisherman's Union Trading Company is lost in 1924.
Hillcrest
A Catalina-bound schooner is lost in Placentia Bay in 1926, as reported in The Fisherman's Advocate.
Marion Rogers
A poem written by James Ivany, about a schooner that was lost in 1938. Also included is a clipping from The Fisherman's Advocate about the accident.
The F. P. Union is sunk in Catalina Harbour, 1943
The newspaper report from The Fisherman's Advocate.
The Port Union Fire
A disastrous fire destroys most of the community of Port Union in 1945.
Christmas was a special time in Trinity a century ago
An article witten by Michael Harrington, for the Christmas Eve edition of The Evening Telegram, December 24, 1982.
The Collision of the S.S. Plover and the Trixie H. in 1887
Newspaper clippings tell the story.
Hant's Harbour - An Historical Outline
A history of Hant's Harbour by E. C. Janes, from The Newfoundland Quarterly.
Historical Information from the Trinity Area
Contains research information on the Trinity Bay area provided as part of Thomas R. Cole's Research notes.
Petitioners of Land in Trinity Bay Area - 1830 - 1833
A list of persons who petitioned for land grants, mainly in the Trinity Bay area from the Research Notes of Thomas R. Cole.
Treasury of Newfoundland Stories
A collection of 56 factual and fictitious stories about life in Newfoundland at the turn of the 20th century. Not all about Trinity Bay, but well-worth a visit.

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Page revised: August 2002 (Terry Piercey)

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