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(R. L. POLK & CO.)




HARBOUR GRACE -- The second town of commercial importance in the Island, is situated on the north side of Conception Bay. The harbor is about five miles long and has two light houses; the Harbor Beacon being a double light, one being placed above the other. Harbor Grace Island Light, which shows the entrance to the harbor, is a revolving light, showing alternately two white and one red lights. Harbor Grace has a large fishing trade, the curing of which, and the manufacture of seal and cod oil, are the principle industries. Messrs, J Munn & Co, who may be classed as the largest merchants on the Island, have added to their already large fish trade the packing of boneless cod, and are now erecting a factory for the manufacture of glue so as to use up the bone and skin. There are no public buildings to speak about. Unfortunately, about a year ago the pride of Newfoundlanders, "Harbor Grace (RC) Cathedral," was burnt to the ground. The interior decorations were on a grand scale, and, it was said, were not equaled by any other Church in the colonies. It is, however, now being rapidly rebuilt under the personal supervision of the Bishop. Distance by rail from St. John's - 86 miles. Telegraph, Anglo-American Telegraph Co. Mail daily. Population, 7000.


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q "R" S T U V W Y
Reade Otto laborer h Lady Pond rd
Ready James sr fisherman h Stretton's Hill
Ready James jr fisherman res James Ready sr
Ready Michael fisherman res James Ready sr
Rees Alfred brakeman h Harvey
Regglar Richard fisherman h South Side
Regglar Wm fisherman h South Side
Reynolds Frances, (wid John)   bds Mary Allen
Reynolds Wm fisherman Spaniard's Bay rd
Richards Mrs Mary   h 10 Holbrook
Rogers Albert grocer Water w, h Patent Slip
Rogers Edmund carpenter J Munn & Co h rd to Bank Fishing Premises
Rogers Eli carpenter J Munn & Co h rd to Bank Fishing Premises
Roman Catholic Academy   Patrick Devine principal, Thomas Hanrahan assistant, Michael Scully assistant Harvey
Roman Catholic Cemetery     e s Carbonear rd
Ronan Miss Johanna   h 186 Water
Ronan Miss Margaret   res 186 Water
Rose Edward   h Riverhead Gullies
Rose Martin   h Riverhead Gullies
Ross Charles W C W Ross & Co h Water
Ross C W & Co Charles W & Thomas Ross, merchants 114 Water
Ross Joseph grocer Water, h same
Ross Thomas C W Ross & Co h Water
Ross Thomas sr storekeeper J Munn & Co h 83 Water
Rowe Rev John RC Cathedral res The Palace
Russell John   h Riverhead
Russell Patrick   h Riverhead
Russell Wm painter 206 Water w
Russell Wm   h Middle Bridge
Rutherford Andrew general merchant 179 Water w, h Cochrane
Rutherford Richard groceries 111 Water, h 120 Water
Ryan Alexander laborer h Carbonear rd
Ryan Augustine   h Riverhead
Ryan Edmund cooper J Munn & Co h Holbrook
Ryan Edward cooper J Munn & Co h Water
Ryan Edward cabman h Cochrane
Ryan John constable constabulary h Water e
Ryan John laborer h Lady Pond rd
Ryan Lawrence   h Fisherman's rd
Ryan Thomas fisherman h Carbonear rd
Ryan Wm tailor 70 Water, h same
Ryan Wm   res Fisherman's rd
Ryan Wm fisherman South Side

Transcribed by Lenora Furey (January 2004)

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Page Revised: January 2004 (Don Tate)

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