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McAlpine 1898 Community Gazetteer



Introduction
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z
 

 

TOWNS, VILLAGES AND SETTLEMENTS - Q-S


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QUARRY, a telegraph station.

QUEEN'S COVE (S.W. Arm of Trinity Bay), a fishing, farming and lumbering settlement in Trinity district; money order and telegraph, Clarenville; all other connections at or the same as Northern Bight railway station; population 50.

QUIDI VIDI, a fishing and farming settlement in St. John's east district; nearest post office, King's Bridge; all other connections at or the same as St. John's, 2 miles; quite near there is an extensive lake of the same name on which the annual regattas are held, and on the borders of which the sporting clubs have their grounds; the road on the south-east side is excellent for bicycles or driving; there are hotels for the accommodation of pleasure seekers; population 200.

QUILLIER (Hermitage Bay), a small fishing settlement in Fortune Bay district; nearest telegraph, Bay-du-Nord; all other connections at or the same as Pushthrough; population 10.

QUIRPON (Great and Little), fishing settlements in St. Barbe district; nearest post office, coastal steamer and all other connections at or the same as Griguet; population 115.

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RAGGED HARBOR, a fishing settlement in District of Trinity; nearest railway station, Shoal Harbor; post, money order, telegraph, preventive station, coastal steamer, Catalina, 5 miles; port of entry, Trinity, 15 miles by water; population 210.

RAGGED HARBOR (Hamilton Sound), a fishing and farming settlement district of Fogo; nearest post and money order office, Musgrave Harbor, 1 mile; telegraph and coastal boat, Seldom-Come-Bye, 12 miles by water; connected by sailing packet, fare 50 cents; port of entry, Fogo; railway station, Gander River, 62 miles; population 50.

RAGGED ISLANDS in Placentia Bay, district of Placentia and St. Mary's; has a post office; nearest money order office, Harbor Buffett; telegraph, Black River; railway station, La Manche or Arnold's Cove; steam connection and port of entry, Placentia, 50 miles; mails by packet from the latter place; population 120.

RAMEA (on Ramea Island), a post, fishing settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district; port of call for coastal mail steamer during winter, fare $9.00 and $5.00; mails from Harbor Briton fortnightly, by sailing packet; railway, Port-au-Basque, 70 miles; contains 1 store, 1 church; population 280.

RAM'S ISLAND, an island and fishing settlement in District of Placentia and St. Mary's; all connections at or the same as Placentia, 7 miles; mails from Placentia y packet weekly; contains 1 church; population 100.

RANTENI, [sic RANTEM ?], a post, telegraph, railway station and fishing settlement in Trinity district, 25 miles from Placentia Junction; 89 miles from St. John's, fare $3.00 and $2.20; all other connections at or the same as Chance Cove; a good harbor; population 30.

RANDOM ISLAND (separating Smith's Sound and Random Sound), a fishing settlement in Trinity district; all connections at or the same as Clarenville, connected by courier; contains 1 brick and tile manufactory, also 1 hand brick manufactory; population 200.

RANDOM HEAD LIGHTHOUSE (Trinity Bay, District of Trinity); lat. 48dg. 05m. 30s., long. 53dg. 30m. 00s., 1895; occulting white, 6th order dioptric, making fifteen revolutions per minute; alternate light and dark every two seconds. Heat of lamp operates the screens on the Trotter Lindberg system; height 126 feet, visible 13 miles.

RATTLING BROOK, a fishing settlement in St. George district; nearest post office Robinson's Head; all other connections at Sandy Point, Bay of St. George; population 74.

RED BAY, a fishing settlement on the Labrador; mail steamer with mails calls here, making 7 trips, more or less, during summer, according to the state of the ice; leaving St. John's about July 20; population 150.

RED BROOK and MIDDLE BROOK, in St. George district; all connections at or the same as Robinson's Head.

RED COVE (Bay de L'eau), a small fishing settlement in Fortune Bay district; all connections at or the same as Harbor Briton, 8½ miles; population 50.

RED COVE (near Branch), a small fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; nearest railway station and port of entry, Placentia; all other connections at or the same as St. Mary's, 20 miles.

RED HARBOR. (See Flat Islands, District of Burin).

RED HEAD COVE (Trinity Bay), a fishing, farming and shipbuilding settlement in Bay de Verde district; nearest port of entry, Trinity, 25 miles; railway station, Harbor Grace, 40 miles; all other connections at or the same as Old Perlican, 9 miles; connected by courier, fare $1.00; contains 4 stores, 1 school; population 170.

RED INDIAN LAKE, a spacious and beautiful sheet of water; length 30 miles, breadth 6 miles. It is supposed to have been at one time a favourite haunt of the Indians, as in 1827 an exploring party discovered on its banks huts, small images, models of canoes, arms, and culinary utensils.

RED ISLAND, a small island, District Burgeo and LaPoile, 4 miles east of Burgeo; all connections at Burgeo; population 18 (all fishermen).

RED ISLAND, a post, fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; all connections at or the same as Placentia, 12 miles; mails from Placentia by S.S. Alert weekly; population 300.

RED ROCKS, a farming settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district; all connections at or the same as Cape Ray, 3 miles, or Channel; population 6.

RENCONTRE, a fishing settlement in Fortune Bay district; nearest post, money order office and coastal steamer, Belleoram, 10 miles; telegraph and port of entry, St. Jacques, 15 miles; railway station, Placentia, 120 miles; mail route by water to Belleoram, 10 miles, fare $1.00, connected by sailing packet; also mails from Bay L'Argent by packet weekly; contains 3 stores, 2 boarding houses, 2 churches; safe harbor, good entrance; population 172.

RENCONTRE (Hermitage Bay), a post, way office and fishing settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district; nearest money order office, port of entry and coastal mail steamer, Pushthrough, 22 miles; railway, Port-au-Basque; telegraph and all other connections at or the same as Burgeo, 42 miles; mails from Harbor Briton fortnightly by packet, fare $2.00; contains 3 stores, 1 church; good harbor, safe entrance; population 210.

RENEWS, a post, money order, telegraph, fishing and farming settlement in Ferryland district; nearest port of entry, Ferryland, 10 miles; railway station, St. John's, 54 miles; coastal mail steamer calls fortnightly from St. John's, fares $2.00 and $1.00; contains 6 stores, 4 hotels, 1 church, 1 convent, 3 schools, 1 hall; population 600.

RICHARDS' HARBOR, in Burgeo and LaPoile district; all connections at or the same as Harbor Briton; contains 1 store, 1 lobster factory; population 100.

RIP RAP, a fishing and farming settlement in Port de Grave district; nearest post money order, telegraph, port of entry, Brigus; railway station, Salmon Cove; coastal boat and banks, St. John's, by rail; population 120.

RIVER CASTOR, a small fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; nearest port office Gargamelle, 28 miles; port of entry, Flower's Cove; railway station, Bay of Islands (Birchy Cove); all other connections at or the same as Woody Point (Bonne Bay); population 10.

RIVERHEAD (of Harbor Grace), a post, fishing and farming settlement in Harbor Grace district; nearest money order, port of entry and coastal steamer, Harbor Grace; telegraph and railway station, at station of same name, 1½ miles; all other connections at or the same as Harbor Grace, 3 miles, fare 60 cents; contains 12 shops and stores, 1 hotel, 1 church and 1 school; population 800.

RIVERHEAD, a way office and fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; all connections at or the same as St. Mary's, 6 miles, connected by courier, fare $1.00; contains 2 stores, 1 church, good harbor, safe entrance, 2 hotels; there are plenty of whales in the neighbourhood and could be made a large industry of; population 280.

RIVER HEAD, a small fishing and lumbering settlement in Bay St. George district; all connections at or the same as Bay of Islands (Birchy Cove); population 65.

RIVER HEAD, of Bay of Islands. (See Corner Brook).

RIVER OF PONDS, a fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; nearest post office Gargamelle, near Point Rock, 25 miles; all other connections same as Port-au-Choix; population 32.

RIVERS (Cape La Hune), a fishing settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district; good harbor; cod fishing the principal industry; all connections at or the same as Cape La Hune; population 100.

ROBERTS' ARM (or Rabbits Arm), a mining and farming settlement in Hall's Bay; nearest post office, Wolf Cove, served by Little Bay; money order and coastal steamer, Pelley's island; telegraph and port of entry, Little Bay; railway, Norris Arm; connected by bay steamer from Boat Harbor; population 150.

ROBIN'S COVE (Twillingate South Island), a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate.

ROBIN HOOD, a fishing settlement in District of Trinity; post office and all other connections at or the same as Trinity, 23 miles; population 250.

ROBINSON'S BIGHT, a post, lumbering and fishing settlement in Trinity district; money order, Britannia Cove; telegraph and railway station, Clarenville, 10 miles; nearest port of entry and coastal steamer, Trinity; population 30.

ROBINSON'S HEAD, a way office and fishing settlement in St. George district; all connections at or the same as Sandy Point (Bay St. George), 25 miles, connected by courier; this will be a railway station when railway is completed; contains 3 stores, 1 church; population 200.

ROCKY BAY (Southern Arm, Middle Arm and Western Arm), fishing settlements in Fogo district; nearest post and money order office, Musgrave Harbor; telegraph and coastal steamer, Seldom-Come-Bye; port of entry, Fogo; railway, Norris Arm; population 300.

ROCKY HARBOR, a fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; nearest railway station, Bay of Islands, 50 miles; all connections at or the same as Woody Point (Bonne Bay); contains 2 churches; harbor not safe, entrance good; lighthouse, revolving light on North Head, called Lobster Cove Head; population 135.

ROCKY POINT LIGHTHOUSE (Hr. Briton), District of Burgeo and LaPoile; lat. 47dg. 27m. 30s., long. 35dg. 47m. 45s., 1873; fixed white, 6th order dioptric; not visible in a line with Harbor Rock, in which direction it is obscured; height 68 feet, visible 9 miles.

ROSE-AU-RUE, a small place in Placentia and St. Mary's district; all connections at or the same as Harbor Buffett; contains one lobster factory running in summer season, only about 6 men employed; no settlement.

ROSE BLANCHE, a post, money order, telegraph, preventive station and fishing settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district; nearest port of entry and railway station, Port-au-Basque (or Channel), 17 miles; coastal mail steamer fortnightly from St. John's, 419 miles, fares $10.00 and $6.00; S.S. Harlow monthly; contains 6 stores, court house1 church and schools, a lighthouse; good harbor, entrance safe; population 500.

ROSE BLANCHE LIGHTHOUSE, Burgeo and LaPoile district; lat. 47dg. 35m. 48s north; long. 58dg. 41m. 30s. West, 1873; fixed white, 4th order dioptric, showing all seaward; height 95 feet, visible 11 miles.

ROUND ABOUT, a fishing settlement in Burin district; all connections at or the same as L'Awn.

ROUND HARBOR, a small fishing settlement in Twillingate district; nearest post office and all other connections at Tilt Cove, 3 miles; population 49.

ROWSELL'S COVE (New Bay), a small fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Fortune Harbor; population 12.

RUSSELL'S COVE, a fishing and farming settlement in District of Trinity; nearest post office, money order and coastal boat Old Perlican; telegraph, Hant's Harbor; port of entry and railway station, Harbor Grace; mails tri-weekly by rail and courier; contains 1 store, 1 church; population 300.

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SADDLE ISLAND (Hermitage Bay), a small fishing settlement; nearest telegraph, Bay-du-Nord; all other connections at or the same as Pushthrough; population 50.

SAFE HARBOR, a fishing settlement in Bonavista district; all connections at or the same as Pool's Island; nearest telegraph, wesleyville; population 240.

SAGONA, a post, fishing island and settlement in Fortune Bay district; nearest money order, telegraph, pot of entry, coastal boat, Harbor Briton, 9 miles; railway station, Placentia, connected by packer from Harbor Briton; population 220.

SAILORS' ISLAND, in Bonavista district; all connections at or the same as Salvage, suburb of Salvage, 1½ miles; population 50.

SALLY'S COVEa fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; nearest railway station, Bay of Islands, 62 miles; everything else centers at or the same as Woody Point, Bonne Bay; population 30.

SALMON COVE, a fishing and farming settlement in Bay de Verde district; all connections at or the same as Carbonear, 6 miles; population 330.

SALMON COVE (Conception Bay), a post, money order, telegraph, railway station, lumbering, fishing and farming settlement in Harbor Main district, midway between St. John's, 39 miles, and Placentia, 45 miles, which are the nearest ports of call for steamers and port of entry; contains 7 or 8 stores, 1 church; good harbor, good entrance. The people who fish go to Labrador coast; population 675.

SALMON COVE (Green Bay), a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Jackson's Cove (Green Bay), 4 miles; population 80.

SALMON COVE (East and West), a post, fishing and farming settlement in Trinity district, connected by courier with Trinity, 5 miles, where all connections are made; nearest railway station, Clarenville, 51 miles; contains 1 store, 2 churches; shipbuilding is carried on; good harbor, safe entrance; population 500.

SALMON COVE, a post, fishing and farming settlement in Port de Grave district; nearest money order, telegraph, port of entry, Brigus, 4 miles; railway station, Brigus Junction; coastal steamer and banks, St. John's; population 350.

SALMONIER, a small fishing settlement in Burin district; all connections at or the same as Lamaline, 2 miles; population 5.

SALMONIER, a fishing and farming settlement in District of Placentia and St. Mary's; nearest post office, Little Placentia; all other connections at or the same as Placentia, 4 miles; population 60.

SALMONIER, a post, fishing and farming settlement at the Head of St. Mary's Bay, at the mouth of a beautiful river of the same name; nearest telegraph, St. Joseph's; all other connections at or the same as St. Mary's; population 350.

SALMONIER (BIG), a way office, farming and fishing settlement in District of Burin; a telegraph office, and all other connections at or the same as Burin, 9 miles.

SALTER'S COVE, in Bonavista district; all connections at or the same as Brooklyn.

SALT HARBOR, a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Herring Neck.

SALVAGE, a post, money order, preventive station, fishing, farming, lumbering and shipbuilding settlement in District of Bonavista; nearest telegraph, King's Cove, 12 miles; railway station, Alexander Bay, 25 miles; coastal mail steamer fortnightly from St. John's, 128 miles, fares $6.00 and $3.00; contains 4 stores, 1 hotel, 1 church and school; good harbor, entrance difficult; it has a lighthouse on Little Denier Island; population 500.

SALVAGE BAY, a way office, fishing, farming and shipbuilding settlement in Bonavista district; nearest telegraph, King's Cove, 14 miles; railway station, Alexander Bay, 20 miles; port of entry, Bonavista; all other connections at or the same as Salvage, 6 miles; connected by courier, fare $1.50; contains 1 store, 1 church; population 140.

SAMSON'S ISLAND, a fishing station in Twillingate district; good harbor, entrance safe; all connections at or the same as Exploits (Burnt Island), 8 miles; population 60.

SANDWICH BAY, a large bay on the coast of Labrador; mostly fishing settlements; population 318.

SANDY COVE, a small fishing settlement in Burin district; all connections at or the same as Lamaline, 12 miles.

SANDY COVE, a fishing settlement in Port de Grave district; nearest post office and all other connections at Bay Roberts; population 100.

SANDY COVE, a fishing and farming settlement in District of Placentia and St. Mary's; nearest post office, Little Placentia; all other connections at or the same as Placentia, 3½ miles; population 40.

SANDY LAKE, a telegraph office and railway station.

SANDY POINT (Smith's Sound), a lumbering and fishing settlement in Trinity district; nearest post office, Britannia Cove, 8 miles, and Shoal Harbor; telegraph, Clarenville; money order and railway station, Shoal Harbor; port of entry, Trinity; express and bank, St. John's; S.S. connections at Trinity; connected by sailing packet in summer, courier in winter; contains 2 stores, 1 school; good harbor, safe entrance; population 158.

SANDY POINT (Bay St. George). (See St. George's).

SANDY POINT LIGHTHOUSE (St. George's Bay); lat. 48dg. 27m. 27s., long. 58dg. 30m. 31s., 1883; fixed white, 6th order Dioptric; height 35 feet, visible 7 miles.

SARGENT'S COVE, a fishing settlement in Fogo district; all connections at or the same as Fogo; population 100.

SARGENT'S COVE, a cove in Exploits (Burnt Island), in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Exploits (Burnt Island); population 30.

SCRAMBLERS' COVE, a fishing settlement in Bonavista district; all connections at or the same as Gambo; contains 1 school; a good harbor and safe entrance; population 50.

SCILLY COVE, a post office, telegraph and fishing settlement in District of Trinity; nearest money order office, Heart's Content, 6 miles; port of entry, Carbonear, 16 miles (by land); railway station, Harbor Grace, 22 miles; coastal steamer, Old Perlican, 18 miles (by water), connected by courier; contains 7 stores, 2 churches and schools, 1 hall; population 800.

SCISSORS COVE, a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Exploits (Burnt Island); population 30.

SEAL BIGHT, a fishing settlement on the Labrador; population 23.

SEAL COVE, a way office and fishing settlement in District of Trinity; nearest post and telegraph office, Hants Harbor, 3 miles; all other connections at or the same as Old Perlican, 9 miles; contains 1 store and 1 church; population 270.

SEAL COVE (Trinity South), a way office and fishing settlement in District of Trinity; nearest post, money order office and telegraph, Heart's Content, 3 miles; port of entry and coastal steamer, Carbonear, 11 miles - by land; railway station, Harbor Grace, 15 miles by land; contains 1 store and 1 church.

SEAL COVE (Southern Bay), a post, fishing, farming and lumbering settlement in Bonavista district; nearest railway station, Port Blandford, 30 miles; money order office and all other connections at or the same as Trinity or King's Cove - connected by courier; contains 2 stores, 1 church; a good harbor and safe entrance; population 300.

SEAL COVE, a small place in the western arm of Bonne Bay; all connections at or the same as Bonne Bay (Woody Point).

SEAL COVE (Fogo Island), a small fishing settlement in District of Fogo; all connections at or the same as Fogo or Change Islands; population 80.

SEAL COVE (Connaigre Bay), a fishing and farming settlement in Fortune Bay district; nearest post office, Hermitage Cove, 9 miles; all other connections at or the same as Harbor Briton; contains 1 store; population 107.

SEAL COVE, a post, fishing and farming settlement and railway station in District of Harbor Main; nearest money order, Holyrood; telegraph, Kelligrews; all other connections at St. John's, 27 miles by rail, fare $1.00; contains 3 stores and 1 church; population 200.

SEAL COVE (White Bay), a small fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; all connections at or the same as Coachman's Cove, 20 miles; bay steamer calls here occasionally during the summer; population 60.

SEAL ISLAND, off the coast of Labrador, a fishing settlement; population 67.

SEAL ROCKS, a fishing settlement in St. George district; nearest post office, Robinson's Head; all other connections at or the same as Sandy Point, Bay St. George; population 90.

SELDOM-COME-BYE, a post, telegraph and fishing settlement in Fogo district; nearest money order and port of entry, Fogo; railway station, Gander River, by water and land, 50 miles; coastal mail steamer (with mails) calls fortnightly; land mail route to Fogo, 10 miles, fare $1.00; contains 2 stores, 2 churches; iron and copper ore are found at different places; has a good harbor and fine entrance; population 198.

SELDOM-COME-BYE (Little), a fishing settlement in Fogo district; all connections at or the same as Seldom-Come-Bye; contains 1 Methodist school house; population 80.

SERPENTINE RIVER, flowing out of Serpentine Lake, two settlements (east and west) in the District of Bay St. George; all connections at or the same as Bay of Islands (Birchy Cove), 25 miles; population 20.

SHALLOWAY BAY, a fishing post in St. Barbe district; nearest post office, Cow head Harbor, 4 miles; all other connections at or the same as Bonne Bay, Woody Point.

SHALLOWAY COVE, a small settlement in Bonavista district; post office and all other connections at or the same as St. Brendan's; population 50.

SHEARS TOWN (formerly Spaniard's Bay Pond), a farming and fishing settlement in Harbor Grace district; nearest railway, Spaniard's Bay; all other connections at or the same as Bay Roberts; population 100.

SHIP COVE, a post, fishing settlement in District of Trinity; nearest railway station, Clarenville, 50 miles; all other connections at or the same as Trinity, 1 mile, connected by courier; contains 2 stores and 1 church; good harbor with safe entrance; population 300.

SHIP COVE, a small fishing settlement in District of Placentia and St. Mary's; all connections at or the same as Placentia, 15 miles north; population 40.

SHIP COVE, a way office, fishing and farming settlement in Port de Grave district; nearest money order and telegraph, Bay Roberts; port of entry, Brigus, 4 miles; railway station, Spaniard's Bay; coastal boat, Harbor Grace; population 300.

SHIP ISLAND, Bonavista district; part of Greenspond.

SHOAL BAY, a post, lumbering and fishing settlement in Trinity district; nearest money order, New Harbor, 10 miles; telegraph and port of entry, Heart's Content, 13 miles; railway station, Broad Cove, 16 miles; port of entry, Harbor Grace, by train; steamship connections at Old Perlican, connected by courier and steamer; contains 1 store, 2 churches; lumbering output two hundred thousand feet; population 200.

SHOAL BAY(Fogo Island), a fishing settlement in Fogo district; all connections at or the same as Fogo, 7 miles; population 60.

SHOAL COVE (Cottle's Island), a fishing settlement in Bonavista district; all connections at or the same as St. Brendan's; population 200.

SHOAL HARBOR, a post, money order, telegraph, railway station, farming and lumbering settlement in Trinity district; nearest port of entry and steamer, Trinity, 40 miles; connected by courier in winter, and in summer sometimes by steamer, fare $1.50; winter mails from St. John's, semi-weekly by rail, 129 miles, fares $4.35 and $3.05; contains 2 stores, 1 church, 1 hotel. This place would make a splendid summer resort, having excellent bathing facilities. Population 200.

SHOE COVE (Green Bay), a fishing and mining settlement in Twillingate district; nearest railway station, Norris Arm, about 50 miles; all other connections at or the same as Tilt Cove, 4 miles. Shoe Cove comprises Shoe Cove Bight, Stage Cove, Shoe Cove Brook and Caplin Cove, these forming the settlement near Cape St. John. Population 213.

SIBLEY'S COVE, a small settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; all connections at or the same as Burgeo; population 122.

SIBLEY'S COVE (Silby's), a small place in Trinity district; all connections at or the same as Heart's Content; population 95.

SIGNAL HILL, a bold and picturesque promontory on the north side of the entrance to the harbor of St. John's. It is 520 feet high; was formerly fortified; now used only as a signal station. A magnificent view of the city and the vicinity can be got from here.

SILVER POINT, a small place in the Western Arm of Bonne Bay; all connections at or the same as Bonne Bay.

SILVERTON, a small place in the Western Arm of Bonne Bay; all connections at or the same as Bonne Bay.

SKIBBEREEN, in Harbor Main district. (See Woodford Station).

SLEEPY COVE (Twillingate North Island), a small fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate, north side.

SMALL POINT (Upper and Lower, Conception Bay), fishing and farming settlements in Bay de Verde district; nearest post and money order, Blackhead; all other connections at or the same as Carbonear; railway station and coastal steamer, Harbor Grace; population 380.

SNELLING'S COVE, (Twillingate North Island), a small fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate, north side, 1½ miles; population 50.

SNOOK'S ARM, a small fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Tilt Cove, 5 miles; a good harbor where steamers lay up when waiting their turn for ore at Tilt Cove; population 30.

SNUG HARBOR, a fishing settlement on the Labrador; mails by steamer 7 times (more or less) during summer, according to state of ice; population 17.

SOPS ARM (White Bay), a fishing, mining and lumbering settlement in District of St. Barbe; nearest post office, Jackson's Arm, 6 miles; nearest money order, port of entry and telegraph, Tilt Cove or Nipper's Harbor; railway station, Grand Pond (or lake), 31 miles; coastal mail steamer, Coachman's Cove; contains 1 store and saw mill; population 180.

SOUND ISLAND, a post, money order and fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; nearest telegraph and preventive station, Black River, 2½ miles; railway station, Come-by-Chance, 9 miles; port of entry and coastal steamer, Placentia, 42 miles, connected by bay steamer; contains 5 stores, 2 churches; good harbor and safe entrance; population 260.

SOUTH EAST BIGHT (Paradise Sound), a fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; nearest money order and telegraph, Bain Harbor; port of entry, Oderin; coastal steamer, Burin; all other connections at or the same as Paradise, 4 miles; population 120.

SOUTHERN HARBOR (Great), a fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; all connections at or the same as La Manche, 2 miles; contains 7 lobster factories; population 50.

SOUTH RIVER, district of Port de Grave. (See Brigus).

SOUTH SIDE (Bay D'Espoir), 1 family of Indians; for all connections see Pushthrough or Bay D'Espoir.

SOUTH SIDE (Bay St. George). See St. George (Sandy Point).

SOUTHWEST ARM, a fishing settlement in Bonavista district; all connections at or the same as Pool's Island.

SOUTHWEST ARM (Green Bay), a farming and fishing settlement in Twillingate district; a telegraph office and repeating station; all other connections at or the same as Little Bay, 12 miles, overland; population 130.

SPANIARD'S BAY, a post, money order, fishing, farming and lumbering settlement in Harbor Grace district; nearest telegraph and railway station, Tilton, 1½ miles; port of entry and coastal steamer, Harbor Grace, 6 miles, connected by rail from Tilton; it is contemplated extending the railway to this place; contains 12 stores, 3 churches; daily mail by train and courier; population 1,500.

SPANIARD'S BAY (in Trinity Bay), a fishing settlement in Trinity district; all connections at or the same as Trinity, 5 miles; 12 miles to British Harbor; contains 1 store, 1 church; harbor not safe at all times of the year, good entrance; population 250.

SPANIARD'S BAY POND, now Shearstown.

SPANIARD'S BAY ROAD, a railway station in District of Harbor Grace, 76 miles from St. John's, fares $2.50 and $1.70. (See Spaniard's Bay).

SPANISH ROOM, a fishing and farming settlement in Burin district; nearest post office, Marystown, 4 miles; money order office, telegraph, port of entry and coastal steamer, Burin; railway station, Placentia, 40 miles; express and banks, St. John's; population 90.

SPENCER'S COVE (Long Island), a fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; nearest post office, Haystack; telegraph, Black River; preventive station, Harbor Buffett; railway station, La Manche, 10 miles; nearest port of entry, coastal steamer and all other connections at Placentia, fare $1.50; population 100.

SPILLAR'S COVE, a small fishing settlement in District of Trinity; nearest railway station, Shoal Harbor, 45 miles by water; all other connections at or the same as Bonavista, 5 miles; population 50.

SPIRITS COVE (New World Island), a small fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate.

SPIRITY COVE, a fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; nearest post office, Gargamelle, 18 miles; railway station, Birchy Cove (Bay of Islands), 127 miles; all other connections at or the same as Woody Point, Bonne Bay; population 10.

SPOON COVE, a post, money order, fishing and farming settlement in Burin district; nearest railway station, Placentia, 50 miles; all other connections at or the same as Burin, 2 miles - connected by courier; contains 3 stores, 1 church; good harbor, good entrance; population 156.

SPOON COVE, a fishing settlement in Harbor Grace district; all connections at or the same as Spaniard's Bay; population 100.

SPOTTED ISLAND, off the coast of Labrador; a fishing settlement; population 67.

SPOUT COVE, District of Bay de Verde, 3 miles from Adam's Cove, in Conception Bay; used as a fishing station; telegraph, Western Bay, 5 miles; at or the same as Adam's Cove; post town, Carbonear, 9 miles; population 60.

SPRINGFIELD, a post, farming and fishing settlement in Port de Grave district; nearest money order, telegraph, port of entry, Brigus; railway station, Brigus Junction; coastal boat, Harbor Grace; population 120.

SPRUCY POINT, a fishing and farming settlement in Bay St. George district; all connections at or the same as Bay of Islands (Birchy Cove); population 110.

SQUARE ISLAND, a fishing settlement on the Labrador; mails by steamer 7 times during summer (more or less) according to state of ice; population 53.

SQUID COVE, a fishing and farming settlement in Harbor Grace district; this place is a part of Bryant's Cove; all information the same as Bryant's Cove.

SQUID TICKLE, a fishing and farming settlement in Bonavista district; all connections at or the same as Salvage; contains 1 school house; good harbor, entrance good; population 40.

ST. ANN'S (Topsail Road), a way office, farming and lumbering settlement in Harbor Main district; nearest post office, Riverhead of St. John's, 6 miles; money order and port of entry, St. John's; telegraph, Topsail; railway runs through; all other connections at St. John's; contains 4 hotels, 1 store, 1 church and 1 school; large ponds and lakes abound, famous for trout; this is a famous resort of St. John's sports; population 125.

ST. ANN'S, a fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; all connections at or the same as Presque; population 45.

ST. ANTHONY (Harbor and Bight), a post, preventive station and fishing settlement in District of St. Barbe; coastal mail steamer calls here fortnightly during summer from St. John's, 435 miles, fares $10.50 and $6.50; winter mails by courier from Channel, via Flower's Cove; population 200.

ST. BARBE (Harbor), a fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; post office and port of entry, Flower's Cove; money order and telegraph, Woody Point (Bonne Bay); railway station, Bay of Islands, 194 miles; S.S. coastal boat connects here from St. John's during summer; all other connections at or the same as Flower's Cove, 11 miles by courier; contains 1 store; safe harbor, good entrance; population 4.

ST. BRENDAN'S (Cottle's Island), a post, fishing and lobster packing settlement in Bonavista district; nearest railway station, Gambo, 21 miles; money order, telegraph and all other connections at or the same as Greenspond, 12 miles; sailing boat connections to Salvage and Greenspond; contains 2 stores, 1 hall, 1 church; population 500.

ST. BRIDE'S, a post, fishing and farming settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; all connections at or the same as Placentia, connected by courier, 24 miles; contains 5 stores, 1 school-house, 1 church; population 270.

ST. GEORGE, a post, money order, telegraph, port of entry, railway station, fishing, farming, lumbering, shipbuilding, lobster packing settlement and chief town in District of Bay St. George; coastal mail steamer fortnightly from St. John's, 516 miles, fares $13 and $7.50; S.S. Harlow (Pickford & Black, agents, Halifax) calls here; contains 10 stores, 1 hotel, court house, post office, 3 churches and schools; lighthouse at Sandy Point; population 900.

ST. JACQUES, a post, money order, telegraph, port of entry, fishing and shipbuilding settlement in Fortune Bay district; nearest railway station, Placentia, 180 miles, connected by packet; coastal mail steamer fortnightly from St. John's, fares $7.50 and $4.00; S.S. Harlow (Pickford & Black, agents, Halifax) also calls here; contains 2 stores, 1 lobster factory and 2 churches; population 300.

ST. JOHN'S, the capital of Newfoundland, on the Peninsula of Avalon, is remarkably and picturesquely situated on the north side of a magnificent harbor. The city is built on the slope of a hill. It is the most eastern seaport and city of North America, in 47dg. 33m. 54s. North lat., and 52dg. 40m. 18s. West long., with one of the finest and most secure harbors in the world, 1 mile long, by ¼ mile wide, completely land locked and sheltered from every wind. The "Entrance," through what is called the "Narrows," bordered by lofty, rugged hills, with shores steep, is, in its narrowest part, from point to point, about 330 yards wide,, but becomes wider within the points, with deep water on both sides, having 16, 15, 12, 10 and 9 fathoms of water, and in the "Narrows," south of Chain Rock, 8 fathoms. Within the harbor there are 17 or 16 fathoms, gradually shoaling to the anchorage to 7 and 8 fathoms. The anchorage is good, and the harbor capable of receiving any number of the largest ships afloat. There are a number of excellent wharves along its shores, both on the north and south sides.

The city received its name from having been discovered on St. John the Baptist's Day, June 24th, 1497. St. John's is the centre of nearly all the trade of the Island, and is 1640 miles from Valencia, in Ireland, this being the shortest distance between any two seaports of Europe and North America; 1076 miles north-east of Montreal; 885 from Boston, U.S.A.; 488 from Halifax, N.S.; 1213 from Sandy Hook, New York; 1921 from Liverpool, Eng.; 2060 from London, Eng. The "Narrows," before mentioned, were at one time strongly fortified, but the fortifications have been allowed to go into decay. It is rumoured that the Mother Country intends again to strongly fortify the place in the most modern style. Should this be the case, newfoundland will easily become the Gibraltar of the west, and a bulwark for Canada, situated as it is at the mouth of the St. Lawrence, making an ever-vigilant sentinel between the old and the new world.

Lighthouses. - At the entrance of St. John's Bay, at Cape Spencer [sic. Cape Spear], a catoptric revolving white light, attaining its greatest brilliance every minute. It is situated at a height of 264 feet above the sea and is visible all seaward from a distance of 22 miles. There is also at Cape Spear a compound air fog trumpet, sounding for 7 seconds in each minute.

At Fort Amherst, at the entrance of St. John's "Narrows" is a fixed white light of the 4th order dioptric, 134 feet above the sea level, visible 12 miles from seaward between bearings W.S.W. and N.N.E. At this station there is also a fog gun, discharged every hour, and a mechanical fog horn sounded in reply to a vessel's gun or whistle.

Leading lights, of which there are two, catoptric red, at elevations of 76 and 174 feet respectively. These mark the track to be kept, to maintain a position in the centre of the narrows when coming into the harbor. Difference of rise and fall: Spring tides about 4 feet 3 inches, Neaps about 3 feet 6 inches, being somewhat irregular, as tides are influenced by the winds. The harbor has sufficient water at its eastern end for vessels of 30 feet draught or over, in fact any vessel afloat can ride at anchor with safety. The depth of water off the wharves at low tide from east to west end varies from 14 feet to 26 feet.

St. John's has one of the finest dry docks on the American side of the Atlantic, situated at Riverhead, and built of wood at a cost of $600,000, length feet, width of body 132½ feet, width of entrance 85 feet, draft of water over all 25 feet. It has large and commodious stores and piers for the discharging and storing of cargoes, also fully equipped machine shops and every requisite for the repairs of disabled ships, either iron or wooden. There is also a floating dock on the south side, capable of receiving a vessel of 250 tons.

The city is bounded by a line commencing at Chain Rock, thence running to the north-east corner of Deadman's Pond, thence to the north-east angle of Penitentiary Grounds, thence to the north-west angle of the R.C. Cemetery, thence to Allendale Bridge, thence to the Mundy Pond Road to its junction with Hamilton Street, thence to Simm's Bridge, thence following the centre of Waterford River to the Long Bridge, thence to Chain Rock, but not including any part of the south side.

St. John's is not an incorporated city, but it was erected to a Municipality in 1888, with a council of seven, five of whom are elected by the city tax-payers; and two appointed by the Government. General taxation indirect. Special taxation for St. John's, 3 per cent of freehold, leasehold and ground rent. Interests on property, 6 per cent, on occupiers rentals using water system. It is the seat of Government and the residence of the Governor, Commander-in-Chief and Vice-Admiral over the Island; and its dependencies, with an Executive Council of seven; a legislative council of fourteen, and a House of Assembly consisting of thirty-six members.

It is headquarters for all postal, money order and parcel-post arrangements; express office (Dominion and Fishwick); chief port of entry; with a number of sub-ports in out-harbors.

The Anglo-American Telegraph Company, head office, London, has 4 cables connecting Heart's Content in Trinity Bay with Valencia in Ireland, and lines throughout the Island; also 5 cables connecting Heart's Content with North Sydney, Cape Breton, thence connecting with the western Union system. Local rates for Peninsula of Avalon, 25 cts. for 10 words, and 2 cts. for each additional word; elsewhere on the Island, 50 cts. for 10 words and 4 cts. for each additional word. Cape Breton, 75 cts. for 10 words, 8 cts. for each additional word. England and France, 25 cts. per word.

The Newfoundland Government Telegraph service makes connections with all outside points through the Anglo-American Company. There is a local telephone through the city only in connection with the Anglo-American Telegraph Company.

Railways - Headquarters and Eastern terminus for the Newfoundland Railway system, extending from St. John's on the east to Port aux Basque on the west, skirting all the principal bays on the east coast on its way north to Exploits; thence across country taking in the principal lakes to Bay of Islands; thence south, skirting Bay St. George to its Western terminus Port aux Basque, a distance somewhere about 600 miles. A steamer is to run from this latter place to North Sydney, C.B., thus connecting Canada with Newfoundland by a very short sea voyage of only 5 hours. A branch also runs to Harbor Grace and another to Placentia, where the S.S. Bruce can be taken for North Sydney, C.B. The several railway stations are mentioned alphabetically with distances and fares. A branch line to Brigus is under construction. Distances by rail to principal centres:

St. John's to Whitbourne, 57 miles, . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fares, $2.00 and $1.00

" " Harbor Grace, 83½ miles, . . . . . . . . . . " 2.50 " 1.70

" " Placentia, 84 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " 3.00 " 2.25

" " Exploits, 257 miles, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " 8.00 " 5.50

" " Port aux Basque, 600 miles, . . . . . . . . . . " ----- -----

Steamers (Mail and Passenger) - Allan Line (Shea & Co.) Between St. John's and Glasgow, England [sic], fortnightly during season, April to December, touching at halifax and Philadelphia.

Ross Line (Shea & Co.), between Montreal, Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island - fortnightly.

Red Cross Line (Harvey & Co.), S.S. Portia and Sylvia between St. John's, Halifax and New York, about every 12 days and in summer take in Pelley's Island (pyrite mines).

Black Diamond Line (Harvey & Co.), S.S. Bonavista and Coban, between Montreal and St. John's via Charlottetown, P.E.I. and Sydney, C.B., every 12 days.

Canada and Newfoundland Steamship Co. (J. & W. Pitts), S.S. Ulunda and S.S. Barcelona, between St. John's, Halifax, N.S., and Liverpool, England. All the year round.

S.S. Bruce, of the Newfoundland Railway System (R.G. Reid), now runs weekly from Placentia, connected by train, from St. John's to North Sydney, C.B. Fare by rail and steamer, $11; this summer, 1898, will run from Port-au-Basque to North Sydney, C.B., making only 5 hours' sea trip and connecting with the Intercolonial Railway System.

The Coastal Royal Mail Steamers fortnightly, north and west during the summer, connecting with the several Bay Steamers and the Labrador Steamer; also during the winter months one of them sails between St. John's and Halifax fortnightly, connecting with Allan and Beaver Line (Royal Mail Steamers), to and from Liverpool and Greenock. Rates of passengers to Halifax, $18, saloon; $6, steerage. Distances by water to:

Harbor Grace, 36 miles Fare, $2.00 and —

Placentia, 140 miles, " 4.00 " $2.50

St. Pierre, 235 miles, " 6.50 " 3.50

Harbor Briton, 283 miles, " 7.50 " 4.00

Burgeo, 370 miles, " 9.00 " 5.00

Port-aux-Basque, 446 miles, " 11.00 " 6.50

Bonne Bay, 651 miles, " 15.00 " 8.50

Trinity, 68 miles, " 3.50 " 1.50

Bonavista, 107 miles, " 5.50 " 2.80

Twillingate, 232 miles, " 7.00 " 4.00

Tilt Cove, 317 miles, " 8.00 " 4.50

St. John's has no street railway at present, but an Act has been passed by the legislature incorporating a company for the construction of an electric street railway. It is expected that it will be in running order shortly, and will be of great benefit to the place.

Mail Stage Lines run to -

Ferryland, bi-weekly, 44½ miles.

Portugal Cove, bi-weekly, 9½ miles.

Broad Cove, weekly, 8 miles.

Cape St. Mauris (via Tor Bay), bi-weekly, 21 miles.

Industries - 1 cordage net and twine factory, 1 tobacco factory, 1 soap and candle factory, 1 match factory, 1 broom factory, 4 furniture factories, 7 carriage and sleigh factories and repair shops, 2 saw and planing mills and sash and door factories, 5 boot and shoe factories, 2 tanneries, 3 block and pump manufacturers, 3 hard biscuit bakeries, besides other bakeries, 3 breweries, 2 aerated water manufacturers, 1 nail factory, 3 foundries, engine and boiler works, 2 oleo and butterine factories, 2 cod-oil refineries, and a number of seal-oil manufacturers, several can manufacturers and other smaller industries. The industries are, therefore, well represented with the exception of woollens and cottons.

Exports - The principal exports are dry codfish, cod oil, seal oil, seal skins, pickled herring, pickled and preserved salmon, preserved lobsters, copper, iron, iron pyrites and lumber.

Imports - Provisions, clothing, fishery supplies, and all commodities required for home consumption.

Banks - Savings bank, established 1834, with branches at Harbor Grace and Heart's Content. Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, Merchants Bank of Halifax, these latter were introduced after the financial crash of December, 1894, and are situated on Water Street, occupying some of the finest buildings in the city. The Gazette building, the ground flat of which the Bank of Montreal occupies, is a credit to any city.

St. John's is well equipped with shops and stores of every description, several of the most prominent having been built since the last fire, are departmental stores of enormous dimensions, with fine plate glass fronts, and are not to be equalled in the lower provinces.

Hotel accommodation might be somewhat better. The principal hotels are the Crosbie, Mrs. George Crosbie, proprietress, J.C. Crosbie, manager; the Cochrane, Mrs. Mahar, proprietress; The City, Mrs. Geo. Walsh, proprietress. It is understood that a palatial hotel, in connection with the railway system, it to be erected if not already under construction.

The houses in the city are all officially numbered and the streets officially named and lighted by electricity, although gas is still used to a certain extent. The city has one of the finest organized fire departments, and its gravity system of water supply is perfect, unlimited, and of excellent quality, coming from Windsor Lake, about 4 miles distant and at an elevation of 500 feet. The hydrant pressure, in the city, will average 80 to 100 lbs. to the square inch. The pipes are laid down to the wharves so that shipping can be supplied with every facility.

Newspapers -

Daily News, Hon. J.R. Robinson, daily, (Sundays excepted), $3.00

Weekly News, " " " weekly, " " 1.00

Evening Herald, J.E. Furneaux, daily, " " 3.00

Evening Telegram, W.J. Herder, " " " 3.00

Royal Gazette, J.W. Withers, " Tuesdays, 4.20

The People, F.L. Marriott, Editor monthly, ----

The Trade Review, Devine & O'Mara fortnightly Mondays ----

Diocesan Magazine, monthly, .40

Public Buildings - Colonial Building, Departmental Building, Government House, Custom House, Savings Bank, Post Office, with Museum above, Penitentiary, two Hospitals, Lunatic Asylum, Poor Asylum, three Fire Halls; there are also several very fine halls, such as the Masonic Temple, an imposing structure, St. Patrick's Hall, Synod Hall, Methodist College Hall, Feild College Hall, Star of the Sea Hall, British Hall, Total Abstinence Hall, in which theatricals are held, two excellent Clubs, viz. The City and the West End.

Churches - Church of England (Cathedral of St. John). The most perfect specimen of pure Gothic architecture on this side of the Atlantic. Designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, built under his direction and that of his son. It was unfortunately almost completely destroyed by the fire of 1892, when the best half of the city was burnt. The walls and pillars only were left standing. Since then, it has been partially rebuilt, but the nave and sides have not yet received a permanent roof.

St. Thomas' (Military Road), St. Mary's (South Side), and Quidi Vidi Church are also Episcopalian.

The Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. John (Military Road) is beautifully situated on the brow of the hill overlooking the city and commands a magnificent view of the harbor and narrows. It is a very fine specimen of the Italian style of architecture and has two lofty campaniles. There is an imposing convent in connection.

St. Patrick's Church (Patrick Street, River Head), is also a fine building.

Gower Street, Cochrane Street, george Street, Alexander Street and South Side are all Methodist churches. St. Andrews (Harvey Street), Presbyterian. Queen's Road Church, Congregational. There is also a Salvation Army Barracks.

Colleges - Bishop Feild College (Boys), Bishop Spencer College (Girls), and Theological College, Church of England; St. Bonaventure, Roman Catholic; Methodist College with Home in connection; Presbyterian College. There are also a number of Academies and Board Schools belonging to the several denominations.

St. John's is a Colonial centre for the London University Examinations.

Pleasure Resorts - Victoria Park, a small though very pretty public garden, situated at the west end of the city. Bannerman Park, in the east end of the city, near the Colonial building. There is also a pleasure ground in which football, cricket matches, bicycle races, etc. are held, situated at a distance of about 1½ miles from the city, on the shores of Quidi Vidi Lake; on this lake, which is 1½ miles long, the annual regatta is held. There are also recreation grounds belonging to each of the collegiate institutions in the city. Skating and curling rinks - where in season you can hear the honest Scot, an inveterate lover of curling, yell out: Soop her up! Soop her up!!

Population 29,000 according to last census; estimated to be 30,000 at present.

While in St. John's stop at the following hotels: The Crosbie, Mrs. Crosbie, prop.; The Cochrane, Mrs. Mahar, prop.; City Hotel, Mrs. George Walsh, prop.

Supporters of this work are as follows, viz.: Newfoundland Railway Co.; The Anglo-American Telegraph Co.; James Angel & Co.; Dry Dock and Foundry, C.W.H. Tessier, General Manager; Bowring Bros., General Merchants; Baine, Johnston & Co., General Merchants; Alan Goodridge & Sons, General Merchants; E.W. Bennett & Co., Brewers; Newfoundland Boot and Shoe Co., C.R. Thompson, mngr.; Martin Bros., Commission Merchants; Hearn & Co., Commission Merchants; Steer Bros., General Merchants; A.S. Rendell & Co., Commission Merchants; A. Harvey & Co., Coastal Boats; Newfoundland Consolidated Foundry Co. Ltd., S.W. Cormick; Parker & Monroe, Shoe Factory; J. Lindberg, Brewer; Ayre & Sons, General Merchants; Shea & Co., Steamboat Agents; Newfoundland Tobacco Works; The Daily News, J.R. Robinson, Editor; Marshall & Rogers, Dry Goods; Bishop & Monroe, General Merchants; John Cowan, Commission Merchant; Lindberg & Lamb, Jewellers, Etc.; J.H. MOntgomery, Insurance Agent; F.H. Finlay, Commission Merchant; The Evening Telegram, J. Herder, Editor; Hunt & Co., General Merchants; Merchants Bank of Halifax; J.J. Vey Nail Works; Winter & Shea, Barristers; Bank of Montreal; Bank of Nova Scotia; The Newfoundland Gas Light Co.; James Vey, Photographer; F. Smallwood, Boots & Shoes; R.L. Mare, Broker; James Scott, Grocer; S.H. Parsons, Photographer; M.H. Carty, Barrister-at-Law; H.R. Hayward, Barrister-at-Law; Chas. H. Emerson, Barrister-at-Law; J.E. Peters, Manufacturers Agent; S.D. Blanchard, Barrister-at-Law; Phoenix Insurance Co., A.O. Hayward, Agent; Confederation Life Insurance Co., D.M. Browning, Agent; Bowden & Co., Printers; E.H. & G. Davey, Contractors; The Herald, J.E. Furneaux, Editor; Gray & Goodland, Stationers; Paterson, Downing & Co., Commission Merchants; Horwood Lumber Co.; Gear & Co., Stoves and Hardware; F.B. Wood, Confectioner; Knowling, the General Merchant; Clift, Wood & Co., Commission Merchants; Joseph Roper, Watchmaker; G.H. Gaden, Aerated Water Works; T & M Winter, General Merchants; S.E. Garland, Stationer, etc.; J. Adrain, Merchant Tailor; J.H. Martin & Co., Hardware; T.J. Duley & Co., Jewellers, etc.; The Queen Insurance Co.; Dicks & Co., Stationers; Morine & Gibbs, Barristers; Thos. McMurdo & Co., Druggists; A.L. Michael & Co., Jewellers; Wm. McKay & S.M. Brookfield, Contractors; J.V. O'Dea & Co. Commission Merchants.

ST. JOHN'S (No. 1) Leading Lights, Catoptric Red; height 76½ feet.

ST. JOHN'S (No. 2) Leading Lights, Catoptric Red. Keeping the lights and discs in line, bearing N.W. ¾ W. will clear all dangers; height 174½ feet.

ST. JOHN'S BAY (including St. John's Island and Harbor), fishing stations in St. Barbe district; nearest post office, Gargamelle; money order, telegraph and coastal steamer, Woody Point (Bonne Bay); port of entry, Flower's Cove; railway, Bay of Islands, 165 miles; S.S. Harlow calls at Port Saunders, connected by courier; population 45.

ST. JOHN'S BAY, a fishing settlement in Fortune Bay district; all connections at or the same as St. Jacques; population 40.

ST. JOSEPH'S, a post, fishing and farming settlement in St. Mary's Bay, District of Placentia and St. Mary's; money order and preventive station, Salmonier; port of entry and coastal boat, St. Mary's; population included in Salmonier.

ST. JOSEPH'S LITTLE, in Placentia and St. Mary's district; all connections at or the same as Oderin.

ST. JOSEPH'S COVE, a small place in the western arm of Bonne Bay; all connections at or the same as Bonne Bay, Woody Point.

ST. KYRAN'S, a fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; nearest money order and port of entry, Oderin; telegraph, railway station and coastal boat, Placentia, connected by bay packet via Presque; population 56.

ST. LAWRENCE (Great), a post, money order, telegraph, preventive station and fishing settlement in District of Burin; nearest port of entry, Burin; railway station, Placentia, 56 miles; coastal mail steamer fortnightly from St. John's, 201 miles, fares $5.50 and $3.50; contains 5 stores, 2 hotels, customs house, post office and telegraph office building, 2 churches and schools; good harbor, safe entrance; population 900.

ST. LAWRENCE (Little), a small fishing settlement in Burin district; post office and all other connections at Great St. Lawrence; population 40.

ST. LEONARD'S, a post, farming and fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; nearest money order, telegraph and railway station, Placentia, 21 miles by water; port of entry, Oderin; S.S. Alert makes this a place of call; contains 1 store, 1 schoolhouse, 1 church; population 130.

ST. MARGARET'S BAY, a fishing post in St. Barbe district; everything the same as Brig Bay; no harbor.

ST. MARY'S, a post, money order, telegraph, preventive station, fishing and farming settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; nearest port of entry and railway station, Placentia, 60 miles by water, or Holyrood, 47 miles by land; coastal mail steamer from St. John's fortnightly, 85 miles, fare $4.00; mails bi-weekly by train and courier; contains 6 stores, 3 hotels, court house, hall, 1 church and convent.

ST. PAUL'S, a fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; nearest post office, Cow head, 3 miles; money order, telegraph and port of entry, Woody Point, Bonne Bay; railway station, Bay of Islands, 69 miles; all other connections at or the same as Bonne Bay, Woody Point; population 36.

ST. PIERRE, an island on the southern coast of Newfoundland. The surface is rocky and vegetation scanty. It forms, with the Miquelon Islands, immediately northwest, a colony belonging to France. St. Pierre is strongly fortified, and is only 17 miles from the coast of Newfoundland. There is a Chamber of Commerce and a foreign trade of about $850,000. The French fishers on the banks of Newfoundland make this place their base for supplies of bait, etc. There is a fortnightly steam service with Halifax, N.S., direct, and a steamer plying between Placentia, Newfoundland, and Sydney, C.B. also calls here fortnightly. There is a lighthouse on Gallantry Head, also a fog whistle, lat. 46dg. 45m. 43s. N., long. 56dg. 9m. 9s. W., visible 18 miles, light revolving. Pointe a Leconte (Isle aux Chiens) light, visible 7 miles. Point Platte (Langlade) light, lat. 46dg. 49m. 10s. N., long. 56dg. 24m. 10s. W., visible 20 miles. Cape Blanc, Miquelon, revolving light visible 16 miles, lat. 47dg. 6m. 10s. N., long. 56dg. 24m. 10s. W.

ST. SHOTTS, a fishing and farming settlement in the District of Placentia and St. Mary's, 4 miles from Cape Pine; post office at St. Peter's, 8 miles; nearest money order office, telegraph and port of entry, Trepassey, 14 miles, fare $3; railway station, Holyrood, 70 miles; 104 miles from St. John's (71 by coach, 33 by rail).

STANLEY COVE (Hermitage Bay), a small fishing settlement in Fortune Bay district; nearest telegraph, Bay du Nord; all other connections at or the same as Pushthrough; population 30.

STEPHENSON'S VILLAGE, District of Harbor Grace, suburb of Harbor Grace, ½ mile.

STEPHENVILLE, a way office and fishing settlement in St. George district; all connections at or the same as Sandy Point (Bay St. George); contains 1 store, 1 church, 1 school house; population 420.

STOCK COVE, a fishing and farming settlement in Bonavista district; nearest railway station, Clode Sound; all other connections at or the same as King's Cove; population 120.

STOCKING HARBOR (Green Bay), a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; post and all other connections at or the same as Nipper's Harbor, 5 miles; population 60.

STONES' COVE, a small fishing settlement in Fortune Bay district; nearest telegraph, Long Harbor; all other connections at or the same as Bay L'Argent; population 80.

STONE ISLANDS, in Caplin Bay, District of Ferryland; all connections at or the same as Caplin Bay (Ferryland).

STRICKLAND BEACH, a small settlement in Bay St. George district; all connections at Bay of Islands (Birchy Cove); population 15.

SUGAR LOAF (Hermitage Bay), a small fishing settlement in Fortune Bay district; nearest telegraph, Bay du Nord; all other connections at or the same as Pushthrough; population 10.

SULIAN'S COVE, a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Little Bay Islands.

SUMMERSIDE, a way office in St. George district; all connections at or the same as Bay of Islands (Birchy Cove), 2 miles by water; contains 6 stores, 1 church; good harbor, good entrance; this includes Crow Head, Meadows, Petipas Cove; steamers call at Birchy Cove; population 200.

SUNDAY COVE ISLAND (Notre Dame Bay), an island and fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Little Bay islands; mineral deposits here; population 150.

SWAIN'S ISLAND, a post, fishing settlement in District of Bonavista; nearest telegraph, Wesleyville; money order and coastal steamer, Pool's Island; port of entry, Greenspond; railway station, Gambo; all other connections at or the same as Pool's Island; population 230.

SWERRY ISLAND, in Bonavista district; all connections at or the same as Greenspond.

SWEET COVE (or Bay), a way office, lumbering and fishing settlement in Bonavista district; nearest post office, Brooklyn, 15 miles; all other connections at or the same as King's Cove, 25 miles; contains 1 school, 1 hall, 1 church; good harbor, safe entrance; population 200.

SYDNEY HARBOR, a fishing settlement in Bonavista district; nearest post office, Fair Island, 1 mile; all other connections at or the same as Greenspond; population 40.

 

 

Transcribed by Peter Godfrey (May 2002)

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