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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 - T-Z

 

 

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TACK'S BEACH (Ragged Islands), a post and fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; nearest money order office, Harbor Buffett; telegraph, Black River; railway station, La Manche or Arnold's Cove; mails via Placentia, the nearest port of entry and all other connections, 30 miles; population 50.

TANTAMORANT, a small settlement in Bay de Verde district; all connections at or the same as Carbonear.

TASSE D'ARGENT (Tasselo John), a small fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; nearest port of entry, Oderin; telegraph and money order, Bain Harbor; railway station, Placentia; post and all other connections at or the same as Presque; connected by bay packet; population 50.

TAYLOR BAY, a fishing settlement in Burin district; all connections at or the same as Lamaline, 5 miles; population 35.

TERRA NOVA, a post railway station in Bonavista district; 110 miles from Whitbourne, 167 miles from St. John's, fares $5.30 and $3.70; connections at or the same as Glovertown.

THICKET, in Harbor Grace district; all connections at or the same as Spaniard's Bay, 3 miles.

THOMAS ROWSELL'S COVE (or Rowsell's Island, Leading Tickles), a way office and fishing settlement in Twillingate district; nearest post office, Leading Tickles (West); railway station, Norris Arm; everything else at or the same as Pelley's Island; mails obtained in winter by rail and courier, in summer by sailing packet; population 33.

THOROUGHFARE (Smith's Sound), a post, fishing and farming settlement in District of Trinity; nearest money order, Britannia Cove; telegraph and railway sation, Shoal Harbor; port of entry and coastal boat, Trinity; population 70.

THORBURN LAKE, a station on the railway, 82 miles from Placentia Junction, 146 miles from St. John's, fares $4.65 and $3.25.

THREE ARMS (Western, Southern and Middle) of Green Bay, post, fishing and farming settlements in Twillingate district; nearest money order, telegraph, port of entry, coastal steamer at Little Bay; railway station, Norris Arm, connected by bay steamer; population 100.

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

TIBBOS, a small settlement in Bay des Vieux, Burgeo and LaPoile. (See Baie des Vieux).

TICKLE COVE, a post, fishing and farming settlement in Bonavista district; nearest railway station, Clode Sound; all other connections at or the same as King's Cove, 10 miles; connected by courier; contains 1 church; population 250.

TICKLE HARBOR (or Bellevue), a post, fishing and farming settlement in Trinity district; nearest money order, New Harbor; telegraph and railway, Tickle Harbor Station; port of entry and coastal steamer, Placentia; population 150.

TICKLE HARBOR STATION, a railway station in the District of Trinity, 25 miles from Whitbourne, 82 miles from St. John's, fares $2.75 and $2.05.

TILT COVE (Green Bay), a post, money order, telegraph, port of entry and copper mining settlement in District of Twillingate; nearest railway station, Norris Arm, 50 miles, by water, connected weekly by bay steamer; coastal mail steamer from St. John's fortnightly during summer, 317 miles, fares $8.00 and $4.00; winter mails weekly by rail and courier; a large copper mine is situated here which has been working for many years, in fact it is the oldest in the Island; annual output 70,000 tons copper ore; contains 6 stores, 3 churches and schools; good harbor though rather open to the sea; population 1,400.

TILTON, an inland post, telegraph, railway station and farming settlement in Harbor Grace district; money order and all other connections at or the same as Harbor Grace, 5 miles; contains 5 stores, 1 hotel, 2 churches; a good sporting locality; a jam factory ought to flourish here, wild berries of all kinds being in abundance; population 400.

TILTON HARBOR (Fogo Island), a large post, fishing and shipbuilding settlement in District of Fogo; nearest railway station, Gander River, about 50 miles; all other connections at or the same as Fogo, 4 miles; contains 3 stores, 1 hotel, 1 hall, 1 church; Bowling Pond, a short distance out, is famous for the trout; population 500.

TINKER'S ISLAND, a fishing settlement in Bonavista district; all connections at or the same as Pool's Island or Greenspond; population 75.

TITES COVE, a small fishing settlement in Burin district; nearest post office and all other connections at Burin; population 10.

TIZZARD'S HARBOR (New World Island), a way office and fishing settlement in Twillingate district; nearest post office and all other connections at or the same as Twillingate, 5 miles; railway station, Norris Arm; contains 1 store, 1 church; population 250.

TOAD'S COVE (or Tors Cove), a post, fishing and farming settlement in Ferryland district; nearest telegraph and money order, Witless Bay; port of entry, Bay Bulls; mail route to Cape Broyle, 12 miles, fare $2.00, where steamers call and deliver mail to courier; contains 5 stores, 1 hotel, 1 church; good harbor, entrance safe; population 530.

TOM HALL'S HARBOR (Exploits Bay), a small fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Exploits (Burnt Island); population 14.

TOO GOOD ARM, a small fishing settlement in District of Twillingate; all connections at or the same as Herring Neck.

TOPSAIL, a post, telegraph, farming, fishing and railway station in District of Harbor Main, 15 miles from St. John's, fares 60 cts. and 45 cts.; daily mail by train; all other connections at St. John's. Quite a summer resort for the St. John's people. The scenery here is grand. Contains several stores and hotels, church and school; population 385.

TORBAY, a post, fishing and farming settlement in St. John's (East) district; money order and all other connections at St. John's, 7 miles by road, 12 miles by water; mails twice a week by wagon; contains 5 stores, 1 hotel, 2 churches and schools, 1 hall. Torbay is celebrated as the place where the English landed to recapture St. John's from the French in 1762. Population 1,450.

TRAP COVE, a fishing settlement on the Labrador; population 58.

TREPASSEY (Trepassey Bay), 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, St. John's, 81 miles by land; coastal mail steamer calls here fortnightly from St. John's, 75 miles, fares $3.00 and $1.00; contains 5 stores, 1 church, 1 convent; good harbor, safe entrance; population 700.

TRINITY, proper, the chief town of Trinity district (including S.W. Arm, N.W. Arm and N.E. Arm of Trinity), a post, money order, telegraph, port of entry, fishing, farming, lumbering and shipbuilding town in District of Trinity; nearest railway station, Clarenville, 25 miles by water; banks and express office, St. John's, 68 miles; coastal mail steamer with mails from St. John's fortnightly during summer, fares $3.50 and $1.50, winter mails semi-weekly by rail and courier; contains two large mercantile establishments besides 11 stores, 2 hotels, court house and gaol, 2 halls. A newspaper, the "Trinity Record" issued weekly, $1.00 per year, J.A. Barrett, editor. A lighthouse at the entrance. The scenery is magnificent in and around Trinity; there are 3 churches and schools; population 1,400.

TROUT RIVER, a way office and fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; all connections at or the same as Bonne Bay, Woody Point; connected by courier, fare 50 cts.; nearest railway station, Bay of Islands, 12 miles; contains 2 stores and 1 church; population 200.

TROUTY, a post, fishing settlement in District of Trinity; all connections at or the same as Trinity, 5 miles; contains 1 store, 1 church and school; population 250.

TROYTOWN (or Triton), on Triton Island, Notre Dame Bay, a post fishing and lumbering settlement in Twillingate district; nearest money order office and coastal mail steamer, Pelley's Island, 6 miles; telegraph and port of entry, Little Bay, 15 miles; railway station, Norris Arm, 40 miles; connected by bay steamer; contains 2 stores and 1 church; population 200.

TRUMPS ISLAND (Friday Bay), a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate, 4 miles; indications of copper; population 30.

TURK'S COVE, a post, fishing and farming settlement in Trinity district; nearest telegraph and money order office, Heart's Content; railway station, Harbor Grace; coastal steamer, Old Perlican by water, or Carbonear by land; population 90.

TURK'S GUT (South Side), in Harbor Main district, and also (North Side), in Port de Grave district, a way office, fishing and farming settlement; nearest money order, telegraph and port of entry, Brigus, 2 miles; railway station, Salmon Cove; all other connections at or the same as Brigus; population 300.

TURNIP COVE, a fishing settlement in Fortune Bay district; nearest post office, Pool's Cove; money order office and coastal steamer, Belleoram, 20 miles; connected by sailing packet; telegraph and port of entry, St. Jacques; railway station, Port au Basque, 170 miles; population 35.

TWILLINGATE (North and South), the capital of the District of Twillingate; a post, money order, telegraph, port of entry, fishing, farming and shipbuilding town; nearest railway station, Ouinette or Norris Arm, 58 miles, connected with, by bay steamer weekly, fare $1.00, making the distance to St. John's by water and rail 225 miles; coastal mail steamer calls fortnightly from St. John's during the summer months, 232 miles, fares $7.00 and $4.00, the rate being about the same by bay steamer and rail; winter mails weekly by rail and courier; contains 22 fish establishments and smaller stores, 5 or 6 boarding houses, a fine court house with gaol and telegraph office under same roof, 6 churches, a number of good schools and halls; is the seat of the rural dean; 2 newspapers, the "Twillingate Sun" and "Northern Standard;" has a good bold harbor, but not very safe, with lighthouse on Long Point and a harbor light on Government wharf, off of which is fully 15 fathoms of water, with good anchorage; population, including smaller settlements in the vicinity, 3,500.

TWILLINGATE ISLANDS (North Island), connected by government bridge with South Island and contains the following settlements, viz. Twillingate (north), Long Point, Crow Head, Sleepy Cove, Davey Button's Cove, Davis Cove, Back Harbor, Old House Cove, Paradise, Big Wild Cove, Little Wild Cove, Snelling Cove.

TWILLINGATE ISLANDS (South Island), connected by government bridge with North Island, contains the following settlements, viz. South Side, Burn's Island, Durrell's Arm, Farmer's Arm, Codey's Cove, Little Harbor, Wild Cove, Jones' Cove, Lowland Cove, Purcell's Harbor, Brass Harbor, Kettle Cove, Moore's Cove, Manuel's Cove, Gillard's Cove, Bluff Head Cove, Ragged Point, Robins Cove, Heart's Cove, Jenkin's Cove and Sandy Cove. Population for both islands 3,600.

TWILLINGATE (or Toulinguet), Long Point Lighthouse, lat. 49dg. 41m. 23s., long. 54dg. 47m. 34s., erected 1876; revolving white; catoptric; attains greatest brilliancy every 30 seconds; height 331 feet, visible 21 miles.

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UPPER AMHERST COVE. (See Amherst Cove).

UPPER BACON COVE. (See Bacon Cove).

UPPER BURGEO, a small fishing settlement in District of Burgeo and LaPoile; nearest post office and all other connections at Burgeo.

UPPER GULLIES (Conception Bay). (See Gullies, Upper and Lower).

UPPER LANCE COVE (See Lance Cove)

UPPER ISLAND COVE, a fishing and farming settlement in Harbor Grace district; nearest post office, Spaniard's Bay; money order, port of entry and bank, Harbor Grace, 7 miles; express, St. John's, 95 miles; telegraph and railway station, Tilton, 5 miles; all other connections at Tilton and Harbor Grace; contains 4 stores, 1 church; population 869.

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VALEN ISLAND (Placentia and St. Mary's). (See Isle Valen)

VALENTINE COVE. (See Ballentine Cove)

VENISON TICKLE, a fishing settlement on the Labrador; population 69.

VEY'S BEACH, a small fishing settlement in Bay St. George district; all connections at or the same as Bay of Islands, Birchy Cove.

VICTORIA, a small fishing settlement in Bonavista district; nearest railway station, Shoal Harbor, or Clode Sound, 45 miles; all other connections at or the same as Bonavista, 2 miles.

VICTORIA VILLAGE (Conception Bay), a post, farming and lumbering settlement in Carbonear district; nearest railway station and steamer connections, Harbor Grace, 7 miles; all other connections at or the same as Carbonear, 2 miles; contains 2 churches and schools; population 650.

VILLA MARIA (or Ville Marie), a railway siding in Placentia and St. Mary's district; all connections at or the same as Placentia, 10 miles, or Whitbourne, 7 miles.

VIRGIN'S ARM (Friday's Bay, New World Island), a small fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate, 5 miles.

VITERS COVE (or New Perlican), a small place in Trinity district; all connections at or the same as Hants Harbor.

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WADHAM ISLANDS, District of Fogo. (See Offer Wadhams)

WALDRON'S COVE, a small settlement in Twillingate district; population 60; all connections at or the same as Fortune Harbor, 3 miles.

WARD'S HARBOR, a post, fishing, lumbering and shipbuilding settlement in Twillingate district; nearest telegraph and port of entry, Little Bay; all other connections at or the same as Little Bay Islands; S.S. Lady Glover calls here; contains 3 stores, 2 churches; good harbor, safe entrance; population 285.

WARREN HARBOR, a small fishing settlement in Bonavista district; nearest post office, Fair Island; all other connections at or the same as Greenspond; population 70.

WEBBER'S BIGHT, a small fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Fortune Harbor, 1 mile, or Exploits, Burnt Island; population 35.

WELLMAN'S BIGHT or COVE (Sunday Cove Island), Notre Dame Bay, a small fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Little Bay Islands; population 40.

WESLEYVILLE, a post, telegraph, fishing and farming settlement in Bonavista district; nearest money order office and coastal boat, Pool's Island, 3½ miles; telegraph, Greenspond, 7 miles; railway station, Gambo, 30 miles; contains 8 stores, 2 churches; good harbor with safe entrance; population 500.

WESTERN ARM (Rocky Bay), a post fishing, farming, lumbering and shipbuilding settlement in District of Fogo; nearest money order office, Musgrave Harbor, 18 miles; telegraph, Gander Bay, 15 miles by land, or Seldom-Come-Bye, by water; port of entry, Fogo; coastal mail steamer, Seldom-Come-Bye, connected by sailing packet, fare 50 cents; railway station, Gander River (Glenwood), 50 miles; contains 2 stores, 1 church; good harbor with safe entrance; population 350.

WESTERN BAY (Conception Bay), a post, telegraph, preventive station, fishing and farming settlement and chief town in Bay de Verde district; nearest money order office, Blackhead; port of entry, Carbonear; railway station, Harbor Grace; coastal mail steamer calls 7 times, more or less, during the summer from the 6th July; contains 3 stores, 1 hotel, 2 churches; population 1,100.

WESTERN COVE (White Bay), a fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; nearest post office and coastal steamer, Coachman's Cove, 31 miles, connected by courier; money order, telegraph and port of entry, Tilt Cove; railway station, Sandy Pond, 40 miles; winter mails via N.W. Arm of Green Bay, weekly by rail and courier; contains 1 church; population 45.

WESTERN HEAD HARBOR (New World Island), a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate, or Morton's Harbor, 10 miles; population 60.

WEST POINT, a way office and fishing settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district; nearest railway station, Channel (Port au Basque), 35 miles; all other connections at or the same as Little Harbor (LaPoile), 2 miles; connected by courier; 1 church; population 90.

WEST ST. MODESTE, a fishing settlement on the Labrador; population 92.

WHALES BROOK, a small place in Trinity district; all connections at or the same as Heart's Content.

WHALES GULCH (New World Island), a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate; population 150.

WHITBOURNE, an inland post, money order, telegraph, railway junction, farming and lumbering village in District of Trinity; nearest port of entry and coastal mail steamer, Placentia, 26 miles, fare $1.00; banks and express office, St. John's, 57 miles, fare $2.00; contains 5 stores, 3 hotels, 2 halls, 3 churches and schools. The Newfoundland Railway system have their large machine and car shops located here. Whitbourne is a rising and flourishing place and is situated 9 miles from the sea; the only inland town on the Island; daily mail by train; population 700.

WHITE BEAR BAY, a small fishing settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district; a telegraph office; all other connections at or the same as Burgeo; very few inhabitants in summer, but in winter families move in from harbors on the coast. There are large quantities of pine lumber here, and it is the home of the deer. Population 35.

WHITE ROCK, a small settlement in Bonavista district; all connections at or the same as Brooklyn.

WHITE ROCK, a post, lumbering, fishing, farming and shipbuilding settlement in District of Trinity; nearest money order office, Britannia Cove; port of entry and coastal steamer, Trinity; all other connections at or the same as Shoal Harbor, 9 miles; contains 3 stores, 1 church; good harbor with safe entrance; population 175.

WICKLOW, a farming settlement and country road, in Harbor Main district; all connections at or the same as Holyrood (south); population 50.

WILD BIGHT (Notre Dame Bay), a way office, fishing and farming settlement in Twillingate district; nearest money order, telegraph, port of entry, coastal steamer, Little Bay, 6 miles; railway, Norris Arm; contains 1 store, 1 church and school; population 80.

WILD COVE (on Fogo Island), a fishing settlement in Fogo district; all connections at or the same as Seldom-Come-Bye; contains 1 church and schoolhouse; population 63.

WILD COVE (Twillingate, South Island), a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Morton's Harbor.

WILD COVE, BIG and LITTLE (Twillingate, North Island), fishing and farming settlements in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate (North Side); a hospital is situated at Wild Cove; population 200.

WITLESS BAY (including Gallows Cove) a post, money order, telegraph, fishing farming and shipbuilding settlement in Ferryland district; nearest port of entry and railway station, St. John's, 22 miles; S.S. connections at St. John's, connected by courier; contains 5 stores, 2 churches, 1 convent and schools; population 900.

WOLF BAY (or Bay du Loup), in District of Burgeo and LaPoile. (See Bay du Loup)

WOLF COVE (Hall's Bay), a way office, small fishing and farming settlement in Twillingate district; nearest money order, telegraph, port of entry and coastal steamer, Little Bay, 12 miles; population 50.

WOODFORKS [sic. Woodford's](Conception Bay), a fishing and farming settlement and railway station in Harbor Main district, 36 miles from St. John's, fares $1.35 and $1.00; nearest post office Northern Arm; money order, Harbor Main, 3 miles; telegraph, Salmon Cove, 2½ miles; port of entry, coastal mail steamer and banks, St. John's; contains 4 stores, 2 hotels, 1 church and school, 1 hall; population 600.

WOODY POINT, a post office in St. Barbe district. This is the name of post office in Bonne Bay, Southern Arm section; all connections at or the same as Bonne Bay, Woody Point.

WOODY ISLAND, a post, fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary's district; nearest money order office, Sound Island; telegraph, Black River; railway station, Come-by-Chance; coastal steamer and all other connections at or the same as Placentia; population 130.

WRECK COVE (Bay de L'eau), a small fishing settlement in Fortune Bay district; all connections at or the same as Harbor Briton, 14 miles; population 36.

YORK HARBOR, Bay St. George; only a harbor used for shelter.

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ZEALOT, a small fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; nearest post office and coastal steamer, Conche; population 11.

 

 

Transcribed by Peter Godfrey (May 2002)

Page Last Modified: Friday February 22, 2008 (Don Tate)
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