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Lovell's 1871 |
Provincial Business Directory
| EXPLOITS RIVER |
One of the most important inlets in Newfoundland, is navigable for small steamers up to the rapids, a distance of 13 miles, and thence by boat to within 50 miles of Burgeo on the south west coast, running mostly through level country. The land is capable of great agricultural development, and produces large timber, such as pine, juniper and birch. One steam sawmill is in operation. Great numbers of wild geese breed on the inside reaches of the river. Distant from Twillingate by boat 24 miles. Mail fortnightly. Population 60.
Beaton Alfred, fisherman Chalk Robert, fisherman Chalk William, fisherman Gill Charles, fisherman Gill George, fisherman Gill John, fisherman Jure James, planter Paul Noel, fisherman Porter John, fisherman Porter John jun., fisherman
The entries have been transcribed as
they appear in the 1871 Lovell's directory.
Over the years, many of the names have become
colloquialized or spelled differently.
Contributed and Transcribed by Freeman Fry
Page Revised: January - 2003 (Don Tate)
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