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"Excursions In and About Newfoundland
During the Years 1839 and 1840"

Joseph Beete Jukes

Chapter I
Departure from Liverpool Falling in with Ice-Land in St. John's Visit to Portugal Cove, Cape St. Francis, Shoal Bay, Bell Island, and Harbour Grace.
Chapter II
Engage the Beaufort Visit to Harbour Grace, Cupid's Cove, Brigus, the Cat's Cove Hills, Holyrood Butterpots, and Kelly's Island - Visit to Carbonear, Baccalieu Island Ice Islands off Trinity Harbour Visit to Trinity, Random Sound, Come-by Chance, Chapel Arm, New Harbour, Heart's Content Return to St. John's.
Chapter III
Leave St. John's for the Westward-Lamaline-St. Pierre- Langlade-Bay of Islands-Excursion up the Humber River- Calm in the Gulf of St. Lawrence-Catch of Codfish
Chapter IV
Cape St. George-St. George's Bay-Sulleon, an Indian, engaged as a guide- St. George's Inlet-Exploring Party to the Grand Pond or Lake-A Gale thereon-Beautiful Exhibition of Aurora Borealis - Coal Brook - Signs of a Coal-country-Discovery of Coal-Return of Party-Hardships undergone-Hare Hill - Ories Hill-Eligible Sites for new Settlements.
Chapter V
Raised Beach-Crabbes River-A bed of Coal-South Sid e of St. George's Bay-A Storm-Gypsum beds-Red Indians-Their Superstitions-Coal-Wreck of the Onondago-Narrow Channel.
Chapter VI
The Dead Islands-George Harvey-Want of Lighthouses-A Ball-La Poile Bay-Arrival at St. Peter's-The Cod Fishery- St. Lawrence-Reach Placentia-Visit Trepassey and Ferryland, and return to St. John's.
Chapter VII
Arrival at St. John's and meeting with Dr. Stuwitz - Christmas Amusements- Description of a Newfoundland Settlement - The Fishery Habits of the Planters - Character of the Natives-Politics - Fogs of Newfoundland
Chapter VIII
Return of Dr. Stuwitz, and departure with him to the Ice-Appearance of the Ice, and difficulty of getting through it - Capture of the first Seal-Grand slaughter amongst the Seals-Icebergs-Aurora Borealis-Capture of a Shark-Description of the different species of Seal found near Newfoundland-Effects of a Swell upon the Ice-Return and arrival at St. John's.
Chapter IX
Difficulties with the House of Assembly-Excursion to Topsail and Conception Bay-Start for St. Mary's Bay-The Butterpots Hill-Holyrood Pond-St. Mary's-Father D. and his Farm-A Wedding-Proceed to Colinet-Visit the Rocky River and return Overland to Placentia-Excursions to the Northeast Mountain, to Merasheen, and the Ragged Islands-Cross from Long Harbour to Chapel Arm, and return to St. John's.
Chapter X
Start for Bonavista Bay-Walk to Harbour Grace, and visit Carbonear-Arrive at Bonavista-Expedition in search of Wood-Clode Sound-Bunyan's Cove and Bread Cove- Greenspond-Advance into the Interior-Mount "Man Point Ridge"-A Haunted Cove-Bloody Bay and Troy-town-Ascend the Louil Hills, and return to Greenspond.
Chapter XI
Expedition to Fogo Island, Twillingate, and Exploits River-The Red Indians and the Micmac-Sporting Excursion-The Bishop's Falls-Buchan's Island-Return without reaching Red Indian Lake-Arrive at Twillingate-Description of the Court House-Start for the Bay of Exploits-Reach Fogo Harbour and sail for St. John's-Return to England.

Page revised: Sept 2002 (Terry Piercey)

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