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Lovell's 1871 |
Provincial Business Directory
|TILT COVE |
A picturesque mining village in White Bay, in the district of Twillingate and Fogo. Its settlment was owing to the discovery in that locality of a copper mine, by Smith McKay, Esq., in 1857, who subsequently , in conjunction with C. F. Bennett, Esq., commenced mining operations. The works have been carried on in active operation since 1865, and during this time three shafts have been sunk, 8 feet by 5 feet, to the total depth of 216 feet and levels 7 x 5 driven through the hills (at the base of which, on the border of a picturesque lake, the village is built) for a distance of 4728 feet. The ore has been found in beds or bunchs of three to forty feet thick, not in a regular lode. The quanity extracted has been 20,000 tons, shipped or crushed and ready for shipment , worth $555,810; and 25,000 tuns ready for crushing worth $625,000; total 45.000 tons, worth $1,180,810. A vein of nickel is also being worked in the same locality, averaging 10 inches in thickness ( perhaps the only instance of that metal occuring in a regular lode), and 37 1-10 tons extracted, woth $322.50 per ton, or a total of $11,964. The machinery and plant used in the works is valued at $80,000. Number employed, 227 men, averaging $25 per month, and 71 boys, $9 per month. The harbor is not very good but heavy moorings have been laid down , at which vessels may lie in safety. It is a port of entry and the terminal of the Northern Steam Postal Route. Distance from St John's by steamer, Fortnightly 230 miles. Population 770.
Anthony, henry, mining Austin, James Aylward, Robert, mining Bice, William, mining Bishop, Henry, mining Boden, Edward Boden, John, mining Boyd, Aaron, mining Boyd, Robert, mining Boyd, Thomas, mining Byrne, Lawrence, mining Butt, John, mining Clare, Moses, mining Cleary, John, mining Connors, Michael Conway, John, mining Cronan,Michael, mining Dally, Maurice, mining Dalton, Michael Decker, George, mining Decker, Israel, mining Dobbin, David, mining Donohoe, Jeremiah, mining Donohoe, Michael, mining Doyle, James, mining Dunaley, Dennis, mining Dunaley, John Dunn, Andrew, mining Elsely, Henry, mining Fennesey,William, mining Furlong, Andy, mining Gill, Leander, mining Glasson,Charles, mining Goss, Jphn, nining Grace, Thomas, mining Grey, Richard Haggett, George, mining Haggett, Robert, mining Hays, William, mining Head, Henry, mining Head, James, mining Heath, Robert Heddeson, John, mining Higgens, William, mining Hogan, Patrick, mining Heskins, William Hughes, John, mining James,Jacob, mining Kennedy, Hugh, mining Kennedy, John, mining Lane, Cornelius, mining Lock, Thomas, mining Lock, William Ludlow, John, mining Mackey, John, mining Mackey, William, mining McKay, Smith, mining McManus, John, mining Maiford, William, mining Martin, John, mining Mills, John, mining Mellowney, Richard Moors, George, mining Moors, Daniel, mining Moyles, John Murphy, Pierce Oak, Robert, mining Osborne, John, mining Osmond, Thomas, mining Pardy, Sameul, mining Parnell. John Pollard, Ambrose, mining Pollard, John, mining Randle, Eli, mining Reddy, John, mining Reddy, William, mining Riley, William , mining Russell, Joseph, mining Ryan, George, mining Sacry, Thomas, mining Saunders, Joseph, mining Selby, Frank, mining Skinner, George, mining Slattery, James, mining Small, Joseph, mining Snow, William , mining StitsonWilliam Stuckley, Eli Stuckley, John, mining Taylor, George, mining Tilley, Eli, mining Tilley, John Tilley, Thomas, mining Tilley, William, mining Thomas, John, mining Tremlett, William, mining Vickers, John, mining Walsh, James Walsh, Richard, mining Walsh, William, mining Watckins, Mark, mining Webber, Andrew, mining Webster, Henry, mining Wheeler, John, mining Winser, Charles, mining Winser, Isaac, mining Winser, Solomon
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.
Trnscribed by John M. Ross
Page Revised: January - 2003 (Don Tate)
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