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Lance Cove - Bell Island

Incorporated 1974
Population in 1986 was 356

A community on the southern end of Bell Island, Conception Bay. It was one of the first areas on Bell Island to be settled. Tradition has it that the first settler, a man named English, arrived c. 1758 and was soon followed by Elias Greeley. Other early family names include Pitts, Rees and Stoyles. The early inhabitants were engaged in the inshore fishery and also farmed quite extensively in the fertile valley behind the Cove. Indeed early visitors to Bell Island felt that its potential lay in its becoming a farming area for the growing communities of Conception Bay.



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