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1911 McALPINE GAZETTEER

TOWNS, VILLAGES AND SETTLEMENTS

INTRO     A - B     C - F     G - K     L - N     O - R     S - Z

 

 

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OAR COVE, a small settlement near Knife Cove, District of Burgeo and LaPoile; nearest post office and all other connections at or the same as Burgeo.

OCCASIONAL HARBOR, on Labrador coast, is a port of call.

OCHRE PIT COVE (Conception Bay), a fishing settlement in Bay-de-Verde district; nearest money order office and port of entry, Western Bay, 1 mile; railway station and banking town, Carbonear, 15 miles; coastal steamer and all other connections at or the same as Western Bay, 1 mile; contains 2 stores, 1 church; mails daily. Pop. 270.

OCTOBER HARBOR, on Labrador coast; nearest port of call, Fishing Ships’ Harbor.

ODERIN, a post, money order, port of entry and fishing settlement on an island of the same name in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; nearest telegraph, Baine Harbor, 4 miles; bay steamer weekly with mails from Placentia, nearest railway station; contains 3 stores, 2 churches and school; Reid Nfld. Co.’s steamers call here. Pop. 295.

OFFER WADHAM ISLAND, a way office and fishing settlement in Hamilton Sound, District of Fogo; mails and money orders served from Musgrave Harbor, 12 miles; nearest telegraph, coastal steamer and other connections at Fogo; contains 2 stores, 1 church, 1 lighthouse; a post of call for Nfld. Produce Co.’s steamers.

OKAK, on Labrador coast; nearest port of call, Nain.

OLD BONAVENTURE, in Trinity district, near Trinity.

OLD FEROLE, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Bonne Bay.

OLD HOUSE COVE (Twillingate, North Island), a small fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate, North Side.

OLD PERLICAN, a post, money order, telegraph, fishing and farming settlement in Bay-de-Verde district; nearest port of entry, Trinity, 21 miles by water; railway station and bank, Carbonear, 31 miles; coastal mail steamer twice a week ; daily mails; contains 3 stores, Methodist church and schools. Pop. 850.

OLD PORT-AUX-CHOIX, a fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; nearest post office, Gargamelle, 1 mile; nearest railway station, Bay of Islands, Curling, 157 miles; all other connections at or the same as Bonne Bay. Reid Nfld. Co.’s steamers call regularly.

OLD SHOP (Trinity Bay), a way office, fishing and farming settlement in District of Trinity; nearest money order office, New Harbor; telegraph and railway station, Broad Cove; port of entry and coastal steamer, Harbor Grace, 22 miles by land. Pop. 110.

OLD TILT, (Smith’s Sound), Trinity district; nearest telegraph office, Britannia Cove; nearest port of call, Ireland’s Eye, 1½ miles; nearest railway station, Clarenville.

OLIVER’S COVE (on Valen Island), in District of Placentia and St. Mary’s; population 55. See Valen Island.

OLIVER’S COVE, a small fishing settlement in District of Fogo; all connections at or the same as Fogo; population 10.

OPEN HALL, a post, money order office and fishing settlement in Bonavista district; nearest railway station, Trinity; contains 2 stores, 1 hotel, and church. It is situated 8 miles from King’s Cove. Pop. 250.

ORANGE BAY (or Great Harbor Deep), a post office and fishing settlement in White Bay, District of St. Barbe; all connections at or the same as Englee, 25 miles, where coastal steamer calls fortnightly during summer. Pop. 100. (See also Deep, Harbor, Great).

O’REGAN, formerly Backlands, a post settlement in St. George district, between Grand and Little River; nearest railway station, telegraph and express, Little River. Farming only.

ORLEANS HARBOR, on Labrador coast; nearest port of call, Punch Bowl.

OTTERBURY, a small fishing settlement in Bay-de-Verde district; nearest post office and all other connections at Carbonear, 4 miles; population 45.

OTTERBURY, a small settlement in District of Harbor Grace; nearest post office and all other connections at or the same as Harbor Grace of which it is a suburb.

OTTERBURY, a fishing settlement in District of Port-de-Grave; nearest post office and all other connections at or the same as Bay Roberts; population 118.

OTTER ISLAND, in Twillingate district; nearest post town, Little Bay.

OTTER’S POINT, a post and money order office in Burgeo and LaPoile district, near Grand Bruit.

OTTER’S POINT, in Trinity district; nearest centre, Britannia Cove.

OUR HARBOR, a small place in District of Burgeo and LaPoile; nearest post office and all other connections, Burgeo.

OUTER COVE, a fishing and farming settlement in St. John’s East district; nearest post office, Kings bridge; all other connections at or the same as St. John’s, 5 miles; contains 1 store, 1 church and schoolhouse; population 285.

OUTER PINCHARD’S ISLAND, in Bonavista district, near Wesleyville.

 

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PACK’S HARBOR, on Labrador Coast, is a port of call.

PACQUET, (Confusion Bay), a post and money order office, 13 miles from LaScie, a fishing settlement in St. Barbe district, near Tilt Cove; contains 1 Methodist church; Bowring Bros. steamers call. Pop. 110.

PADDLE COVE, near Cape LaHune in Burgeo and LaPoile district.

PAINE’S HARBOR, a settlement in Fogo district; all connections at Fogo. Pop. 11.

PARADISE, a post, fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; nearest railway station, Placentia, 24 miles; port of entry, Oderin; all other connections, Baine Harbor. Contains 1 store, 1 hotel, and 1 church. Pop. 180.

PARADISE, (Twillingate, North Island), Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate, north side. Pop. 20.

PARADISE SOUND, (including E. Bight, Paradise and Little Paradise), fishing and farming settlements in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; post office at Paradise; nearest money order and telegraph, Baine Harbor; port of entry, Oderin; railway station and coastal steamer, Placentia, 27 miles, connected by bay packet; mails weekly. Pop. 470.

PARDY’S ISLAND, a fishing settlement and island in Burin district; nearest post office and all other connections at or the same as Burin. Pop. 195.

PARK HARBOR, in Bonavista district; nearest post town, Salvage.

PARKER’S COVE, in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; nearest post ton, Baine Harbor, Placentia Bay.

PARKER’S RIVER, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Griquet.

PARSON’S POND, a post, mining and fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; nearest railway station, Bay of Islands, Curling, 83 miles. Reid Nfld. steamers call; has telegraph office; oil wells are in process of development. Pop. 65.

PARTRIDGE BAY, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Scrammy.

PARTRIDGE HARBOR, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Spear Harbor.

PASS ISLAND, a post settlement in Fortune Bay district; a post of call for Bowring Bros. and Nfld. Produce Co’s. steamers.

PASSENGER COVE, in Trinity district; it is a fishing station and considered a very safe harbor with good entrance.

PAT POWER’S COVE, in Twillingate district; nearest post ton, Little Bay North.

PATH END, in Burin district; nearest post town, Burin North.

PATRICK COVE, a post office and fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; nearest connections, Placentia, 28 miles; contains 1 church. Pop. 90.

PATRICK HARBOR, in Fortune Bay district; nearest post town, Gaultois.

PAT’S COVE, in Burin district; nearest post town, Burin.

PAUL’S ISLAND, in Bonavista district; nearest post town, Greenspond.

PAYNE’S COVE, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Indian Harbor.

PEASE COVE, (Trinity East), in Trinity district; railway line passes through, name of station, Trinity East; contains Church of England. Pop. 145.

PEAS COVE, in Trinity district; nearest post town, Trinity.

PEARCE’S HARBOR, (New World Island), a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Moreton’s Harbor. Pop. 20.

PEARL ISLAND, an island in Bay St. George district; uninhabited except during summer, when a lobster factory is run here; all connections at or the same as Bay of Islands, Curling.

PECKFORD’S, a post settlement in Fogo district, near Musgrave Harbor; a post of call for Nfld. Produce Co.’s steamers.

PELIER BAY, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Conche.

PELLEY’S, a station on Reid Nfld. railway, in Clarenville section, 14 miles from Clarenville.

PELTRY, in Fortune Bay district; nearest post town, Bay L’Argent.

PENDERGAST COVE, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Coachman’s Cove.

PENGUIN ISLAND, (Hamilton’s Sound), an island and lighthouse station in district of Fogo; nearest telegraph station, Seldom-Come-By, 20 miles; coastal steamer, Fogo; railway station, Gander River, 75 miles; post office and all other connections at or the same as Musgrave Harbor, 5 miles, connected by packet; a lighthouse is situated here. Pop. 10.

PENNYHOOK’S COVE, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Punch Bowl.

PERLICAN ISLAND, in Trinity district; nearest post town, Lower Island Cove.

PERRY’S COVE, (Conception Bay), a post, fishing settlement in Bay de Verde district; nearest money order, Blackhead, 6 miles; telegraph, railway station and port of entry, Carbonear, 8 miles; contains 2 stores and 2 churches. Pop. 330.

PETER’S ARM, a fishing settlement in Twillingate district, 3 miles from Botwood, of which it is a continuation. Pop. 40.

PETER’S COVE, in Bonavista district; nearest post town, Port Blandford.

PETER’S RIVER, a post, fishing and farming settlement in district of Placentia and St. Mary’s; nearest railway station, Placentia by water, or Holyrood, by land, 60 miles; all other connections at or the same as St. Mary’s, 10 miles; connected by courier; contains 1 store, 1 church. Pop. 70.

PETIT FORTE, a post and fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; nearest money order and telegraph, Baine Harbor; port of entry, Oderin; railway station, Placentia, 40 miles; connected by packet; coastal boat, Burin; contains 1 Methodist church; a port of call for Reid Nfld. steamers. Pop. 180.

PETITES, a post and money order office and fishing settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district; nearest railway station, Port aux Basques, 25 miles; all other connections at or the same as Rose Blanche, 3 miles, connected by courier and packet; contains 2 stores, 1 church and school. Pop. 110.

PETITES ILETTES, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Conche.

PETITPAS COVE, in St. George district. See Summerside.

PETRIE VALLEY, a small fishing settlement in Bay St. George district; all connections at or the same as Bay of Islands, Curling. Pop. 105.

PETTY HARBOR, a post, money order office and fishing settlement in St. John’s (West) district; all connections at St. John’s, 9 miles by water, 12 miles by land; mails 3 times a week by wagon; contains 1 store, 2 churches, Church of England and Catholic, 2 halls and schools. Population (including Old Placentia, Bay Bulls and Heavy Tree Roads), 1,780. Reid Nfld. Electric Power house, from which street railway in St. John’s is run and the city lighted is situated here.

PETTY HARBOR, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Spear Harbor.

PHILLIP’S HEAD, (Exploits River), a small fishing hamlet in Twillingate district; all connections at Botwood, 5 miles, or Lawrencetown, 1 mile.

PICCADILLY, in St. George district; nearest post town, Stephenville Crossing.

PICCAIRE, in Fortune Bay district; nearest post town, Gaultois.

PICK EYES, a small settlement in Port de Grave district; nearest post office and all other connections at Bay Roberts. Pop. 70.

PIEDNOIR - PINWARE, in Strait of Belle Isle; nearest port of call, Bonne Esperance.

PIGEON ARM, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Englee.

PIGEON COVE, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Flower’s Cove.

PIGEON ISLAND, in Strait of Belle Isle; nearest port of call, Bonne Esperance.

PIGEON ISLANDS, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Indian Harbor.

PIKE’S ARM, a post, fishing settlement in district of Twillingate; all connections at or the same as Herring Neck. Pop. 100.

PILLEY’S COVE, in Twillingate district; nearest post town, Pilley’s Island.

PILLEY’S ISLAND, a post and money order village in Twillingate district, 40 miles from Lewisporte station; contains customs, postal telegraph, express, 6 stores, 2 churches, Methodist and Salvation Army. Reid Nfld. Co.’s and Bowring Bros. steamers call regularly. Pop. 600.

PINCH GUT, in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; all connections at or the same as La Manche. Pop. 20.

PINCH GUT TICKLE, in PLacentia and St. Mary’s district; nearest post town, Colinet, via Whitbourne.

PINCHARD’S ISLAND, a post, fishing settlement in Bonavista district; near Wesleyville; contains Church of England.

PINCHER’S ISLAND, (Ragged Islands), in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; nearest post town, Tack’s Beach, Placentia Bay.

PINE COVE, on Strait of Belle Isle, in St. Barbe district, a fishing settlement. 164 miles from Bay of Islands, 123 miles from Bonne Bay, it is situated 8 miles from Flower’s Cove, the nearest port of call, where all connections are made; contains Church of England. Pop. 26.

PINWARE, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, West St. Modeste.

PIPER’S HOLE, a lumbering community in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; contains good farming land; no permanent inhabitants.

PIPER’S TICKLE, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Bolster’s Rock.

PISTOLET BAY, on the northern extremity of Newfoundland, in St. Barbe district; it is a fine bay, containing several small settlements, the principal of which is Cook’s Harbor; all connections are made through Griquet, where coastal steamer calls. Pop. 165.

PITTS HARBOR, in Trinity district; nearest post town, Northern Bight.

PLACENTIA (GREAT), (including N.E. and S.E. Arms), a post, money order, telegraph (postal and Anglo-American), port of entry, terminus of the Placentia branch railway, and capital of district of Placentia and St. Mary’s, 84 miles from St. John’s by rail; mails daily; coastal steamer, fortnightly, from St. John’s, 140 miles by water; weekly steamer between this place and Grand Bank; an important fishing business is carried on; contains 12 stores, 4 hotels, court house and gaol, telegraph and pst office building, 2 churches, Church of England and Catholic, and schools; a good harbor and safe entrance, with harbor light. Pop. 1,100.

PLACENTIA BAY, a deep inlet on the southern coast, 75 miles in length and nearly 60 miles in breadth, at its entrance between Cape St. Mary’s and Chapeau Rouge. It is the largest in the island.

PLACENTIA JUNCTION, a post office and junction on the Newfoundland railway system, in district of Placentia and St. Mary’s, 7 miles from Whitbourne, 62 miles from St. John’s; contains Anglo-American telegraph office.

PLACENTIA (SOUTH EAST), a post office in Placentia and St. Mary’s district, near Placentia.

PLACENTIAMAN’S COVE, (Sound Island), in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; all connections at or the same as Sound Island.

PLATE COVE, a post office, fishing, farming and lumbering settlement in Bonavista district; nearest railway station, Bonavista, 16 miles; all other connections at or the same as King’s Cove, 8 miles; connected by courier; contains 1 store. Reid Nfld. Co.’s steamers make this place a port of call. Pop. 395.

PLATE COVE WEST, a post settlement in Bonavista district; all connections much the same as Plate Cove.

PLATE HARBOR, in Fortune Bay district; nearest post town, Belleoram, Bay L’Argent.

PLEASANT COVE, a fishing settlement in Bay St. George district; all connections at or the same as Bay of Islands, Curling. Pop. 78.

POINT OF BAY, (Exploits River), a settlement in Twillingate district, 35 miles from Twillingate, 12 miles from Botwood. Pop. 20.

POINT-AU-GAL, a small fishing settlement in Burin district; all connections at or the same as Lamaline, 2 miles. Pop. 160.

POINT AUX MORTS, in Strait of Belle Isle; nearest port of call, Seal Islands.

POINT CAREW, a small fishing settlement in Burin district; all connections at or the same as Lamaline, 12 miles. Pop. 95.

POINT ENRAGEE, (Fortune Bay), a post and fishing settlement in Fortune Bay district; all connections at or the same as St. Jacques, 8 miles by water, or Garnish, 10 miles by land. Pop. 95.

POINT-LA-HAYE, lighthouse in St. Mary’s Bay, district of Placentia and St. Mary’s, 1½ miles from St. Mary’s.

POINT LANCE, a post settlement in Placentia and St. Mary’s district, near Placentia.

POINT LEAMINGTON, a post and money order office in Twillingate district, lumbering is the principal industry; contains postal telegraph office, 1 steam saw mill, Methodist church and Salvation Army. Pop. 100.

POINT MAY, a small fishing settlement in Burin district; all connections at or the same as Lamaline, 6 miles. Pop. 10.

POINT MOLL, a farming settlement in district of Placentia and St. Mary’s; nearest post office, Little Placentia, 3 miles. Pop. 60.

POINT RICHE, a fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; all connections at or the same as Port aux Choix; lighthouse with flashing light, has wireless station. Pop. 12.

POINT ROSIE, in Fortune Bay district; nearest post town, belleoram.

POINT ROSIE, in St. george district; nearest post town, Searston.

POINT VERDE, a post office and fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; all connections at or the same as Placentia, 3 miles, connected by courier; contains 1 store, lighthouse with fixed white light. Pop. 180.

POMMEROY’S ISLAND, in Strait of Belle Isle; nearest port of call, Chimney Tickle.

POOL’S COVE, a post and money order office in Fortune Bay district; contains postal telegraph, Congregational church, 1 store and lobster factory. It is 10 miles from Belleoram. Nfld. Produce Co.’s steamers make this a port of call. Pop. 150.

POOL’S ISLAND, Pool’s Harbor, a post and money order office in Bonavista district; contains 1 store and express office; nearest telegraph, Wesleyville. It is 40 miles from St. John’s. Reid Nfld. Co.’s, Bowring Bros., and Nfld. produce Co.’s steamers all make this a port of call.

POPE’S HARBOR, a fishing settlement in Trinity district; nearest railway station, Shoal Harbor; contains 1 school and Church of england; nearest telegraph, etc., Britannia Cove; all other connections, Bonaventure. Pop. 60.

PORT AUX BASQUES, in Burgeo and LaPoile district. Western terminal of Reid Nfld. railway, 548 miles from St. John’s; steamer connects with North Sydney, C.B. 90 miles from here 3 times a week at present, but will make daily trips commencing in 1912, making a short voyage of 7 hours between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Has postal telegraph and Nfld. express and 2 hotels. All other connections at or the same as Channel, 1 mile. Connection is also made here with Reid Nfld. steamers on South and West coasts.

PORT AU CHOIX, a French settlement in St. Barbe district; nearest post office, Gargamelle, 1 mile; money order office and port of entry, Port Saunders; railway station, Bay of Islands, 120 miles; has postal telegraph. Pop. 45.

PORT AU BRAS, district of Burin. A post fishing settlement. Contains 2 stores and 1 church; all connections at or the same as Burin.

PORT BLANDFORD, a post and money order village in Bonavista district, situated in Bonavista Bay, a station on Reid Nfld. railway, Clarenville section, 20 miles from Clarenville; contains 4 stores, customs, postal telegraph, 3 churches, Methodist, Salvation Army and Church of England. It is the connecting place for the coastal steamship service for the ports in Bonavista Bay. Pop. 250.

PORT CHARLOTTE, on Labrador Coast; nearest pot of call, Pack’s Harbor.

PORT DE GRAVE, a post, fishing and farming settlement in Port de Grave district, 51 miles from St. John’s; nearest railway station, Bay Roberts, 2 miles; contains 2 stores, postal telegraph, Church of England and Salvation Army; has very good and safe harbor; lighthouse on Southern Head (Green Point); mails daily. Pop. 260.

PORT AU PORT (East and West), a fishing settlement in St. George district, a post, money order and telegraph station; nearest railway station, Stephenville Crossing, 18 miles; has tri-weekly mail service, via rail and Stephenville Crossing, beside fortnightly calls and mails by S.S. Portia, weekly by mail steamer "Active" via St. George’s. It is a large fishing centre for cod fish and lobsters; contains 3 stores, 2 churches, Catholic and Church of England; there are minerals in this region. Pop. 240.

PORT REXTON, formerly Ship Cove and Robin Hood, Trinity Bay, in Trinity district; a post, fishing settlement and railway station on the Bonavista branch railway; contains postal telegraph, 2 stores, 2 churches. Pop. 300.

PORT SAUNDERS, a post and money order village in St. Barbe district; nearest railway station, Bay of Islands, 146 miles; contains telegraph, express, 4 stores, 1 hotel. Reid Nfld. steamers call weekly. Pop. 150.

PORTLAND CREEK, a small fishing settlement in district of St. Barbe; nearest post office, Daniel’s Harbor; railway station, Bay of Islands, Curling; all other connections at or the same as Bonne Bay. Pop. 25.

PORTUGAL COVE, a post, preventive station, fishing and farming settlement in St. John’s East district; all other connections at or the same as St. John’s, 10 miles; mails daily by team, each way; contains 4 stores, 1 hotel, cod liver oil factory, 3 churches and schools; populations, including Portugal Cove Road, 1,000. This place is quite a summer resort.

PORTUGAL COVE, (Trepassey), in Placentia and St. Mary’s district, a post settlement; containing Anglo-American telegraph, Church of England and Roman Catholic.

POUCH COVE, a post, fishing and farming settlement in St. John’s East district; all other connections at St. John’s, 18 miles; mails twice a week by team, via Torbay; contains 2 stores, 3 churches, Church of England, Methodist and Catholic; lighthouse at Cape St. Francis, 4 miles. Pop. 1,000, including Pouch Cove Road.

POUND COVE, a post settlement in Bonavista district, near Western Cove. Pop. 160.

POWEL’S HEAD, in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; nearest post town, Trepassey.

PRESQUE (Arm), a post, fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; nearest port of entry, Oderin, 16 miles; all connections at or the same as Placentia, 25 miles; mails by packet weekly from Placentia; contains 2 stores, 1 church. Pop. 135.

PRIVECOEUR, in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; nearest post town, Placentia.

PROTESTANT TOWN, in St. John’s East district, near Portugal Cove.

PUDDING BAG COVE, in Bonavista district; nearest post town, Pool’s Island.

PUFFIN ISLAND, in Bonavista district; nearest post town, Greenspond.

PUMBLEY’S COVE, in St. Babe district, south side White Bay, 40 miles from Howley’s station. Pop. 20.

PUMBLEY’S ISLAND, in St. Barbe district, near Western Cove, White Bay.

PUMP COVE, a small settlement in Burin district; all connections at or the same as Lamaline, 10 miles. Pop. 15.

PUNCH BOWL, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Indian Harbor.

PUNCHEON COVE, in Fogo district; nearest post town, Change Islands.

PURBECK, a settlement in St. Barbe district, south side, White Bay. Large quantities of marble in vicinity. It is 20 miles from Howley’s, a station of Reid Nfld. railway. Contains Church of England.

PURCELL’S HARBOR, (Twillingate, South Island), a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate; contains 1 school. Pop. 80.

PUSHTHROUGH, a post and money order office in Fortune Bay district, it is a port of entry and port of call for Bowring Bros., Reid Nfld. and Nfld. Produce Co.’s steamers. Contains 6 stores, nearest telegraph, Bay du Nord, 14 miles; railway station, Port aux Basques, 120 miles. Pop. 500.

PYRAMID POINT, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Griquet.

 

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QUARE ISLAND, in Strait of Belle Isle; nearest port of call, L’Anse au Loup.

QUARRY, a station on Bishop’s Falls section of Reid Nfld. railway, 15 miles from Millertown Junction.

QUEEN’S COVE, a post settlement in Trinity district, near Northern Bight.

QUEENSTOWN, Fogo district. See Joe Batt’s Arm.

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 a small 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 and driving; contains Church of England. Pop. 290.

QUILLER, in Fortune Bay district; nearest post town, Pushthrough.

QUINTON’S COVE, (Long Island), in Twillingate district; nearest post town, Little Bay Islands.

QUIRPON (Great and Little), post fishing settlements in St. Barbe district; nearest coastal steamer and all other connections at or the same as Griquet. Pop. 120.

 

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RAGGED HARBOR, Trinity district. See Melrose.

RAGGED HARBOR, South and North, a fishing and farming settlement in district of Fogo; nearest post and money order office, telegraph, Musgrave Harbor, 1 mile; coastal boat and port if entry, Fogo; connected by sailing packet; railway station, Gander River, 62 miles. Pop. 70.

RAGGED ISLANDS, on Labrador Coast, is a port of call.

RAGGED ISLANDS, in Placentia Bay, district of Placentia and St. Mary’s; nearest money order office, Harbor Buffett; telegraph, Black River; railway station, La Manche or Arnold’s Cove; steam connections and port of entry, Placentia, 20 miles; mails by packet from the latter place; contains 1 store. Pop. 130.

RAILWAY ISLANDS, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Punch Bowl.

RAMEA, (on Ramea Island), a post, money order office and fishing village in Burgeo and LaPoile district; port of call for coastal mail steamer; mails from Harbor Briton fortnightly, by sailing packet; all other connections at or the same as Burgeo, 10 miles; railway, Port aux Basques, 70 miles; contains 3 stores, customs and express, 1 church. Pop. 320.

RAMMAH, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Nain.

RAM’S ISLAND, Placentia Bay. See Iona.

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. Pop. 1,000.

RANDOM HARBOR, in Trinity district, near Hickman’s Harbor; contains Church of England.

RANDALL’S COVE, (Pelley’s Island), in Twillingate district, near Pelley’s Island.

RANTEM, a post, telegraph, railway station and fishing settlement in Trinity district, 25 miles from Whitbourne Junction; 88 miles from St. John’s; has express office. Pop. 35.

RATTLER’S BIGHT, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Nain.

RATTLING BROOK, a post settlement in St. George district, situated on south side of St. George’s Bay; mails tri-weekly by rail; a farming and fishing station. Large quantities of salmon and lobsters are shipped from here during the season; contains 1 Methodist church. Pop. 100.

RATTLING BROOK, (Notre Dame Bay), a post settlement in Twillingate district.

RAT COVE, Ha Ha Bay, St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Griquet.

RAYMOND’S POINT, a post settlement in Fortune Bay district, a port of call.

RED BAY, a fishing settlement on the Labrador; mail steamer with mails calls here, making 7 trips, more or less, during the summer, according to state of ice. Pop. 150.

RED BROOK and MIDDLE BROOK, in St. George district; all connections at or the same as Robinson’s Head or Rattling Brook post office; fishing the principal industry. Pop. 120.

RED CLIFF ISLAND, a post settlement in Bonavista district, in Bonavista Bay, 1 mile from Open Hall post office; contains Church of England and 1 store; farming and fishing are carried on. Pop. 130.

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 COVE (Bay de L’Eau), a small fishing settlement in Fortune Bay district; all connections at or the same as Harbor Briton, 8½ miles. Pop. 55.

RED HARBOR. See Flat Islands, District of Burin.

RED HEAD COVE, (Trinity Bay), a fishing, farming and ship building settlement in Bay de Verde district; nearest port of entry and railway station, Trinity, 25 miles; banks, Carbonear, 34 miles; all other connections at or the same as Old Perlican, or Bay de Verde; contains 4 stores, 1 school; daily mails. Pop. 175.

RED ISLAND, a post, money order office, fishing settlement in Placentia and St. Mary’s district, 12 miles from Placentia, where all business connections are made; Reid Nfld. Co.’s steamers call here; has 1 store and express office. Pop. 400.

RED ISLAND, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Indian Tickle.

RED ISLAND, a post office and small island, district of Burgeo and LaPoile, 4 miles east of Burgeo; all connections at Burgeo. Pop. 90 (all fishermen).

RED ISLAND, in St. George district; nearest post town, Stephenville Crossing.

RED INDIAN LAKE, a spacious and beautiful sheet of water, 30 miles in length, 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 LANDS, a small fishing settlement in Bay de Verde district. (See Job’s Cove). Pop. 48.

RED POINT, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Francis Harbor.

RED POINT COVE, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Francis Harbor.

RED ROCKS, a farming settlement in St. George district; all connections at or the same as Cape Ray, 3 miles, or Channel. Pop. 10.

RED ROD COVE, a settlement in Twillingate district, on Exploits River, 2 miles from Norris Arm station; it is 3 miles from Botwood.

RED ROAD COVE, on the South island of Chance Islands; fishing is the principal industry. Pop. 60.

RENCONTRE, a post and money order village in Fortune Bay district, 10 miles from Belleoram, 15 miles from St. Jacques; contains 3 stores, 2 boarding houses, 2 churches; Bowring Bros., Reid Nfld. Co. and Nfld. Produce Co.’s steamers call here; has postal telegraph and express office. It is a fishing station of some magnitude. Pop. 400.

RENCONTRE, (Hermitage Bay), a post and money order office, and fishing settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district; nearest port of entry and coastal mail steamer, Pushthrough, 22 miles; railway station, Port aux Basques; mails from Harbor Briton fortnightly by packet. Contains 3 stores, 1 church; good harbor. Pop. 203.

RENEWS, a post, money order, telegraph, port of entry, fishing and farming settlement in Ferryland district; nearest railway station, St. John’s, 54 miles, and 10 miles from Ferryland. Contains 2 stores, 2 hotels, 1 church, Catholic, 1 convent, 1 hall. Coastal mail steamers call here from St. John’s. Pop. 580.

RENEWS, (south side), a post settlement in Ferryland district.

RICHARDS’ HARBOR, a post office and settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district; all connections at or the same as Harbor Briton; contains 1 store, 1 lobster factory. Bowring Bros. steamers make this a port of call. Pop. 110.

RIDER’S HARBOR, in Trinity district; nearest post town, Clarenville.

RIGOLET, on Labrador Coast, is a port of call; contains customs and express office.

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. Pop. 60.

RIVER COVE, in St. George district; nearest post town, Bay of Islands.

RIVER BLANCH, in St. George district; nearest post town, Stephenville Crossing.

RIVERHEAD, now called Hampden, in St. Barbe district, situated at bottom of White Bay, 35 miles from Howley station; nearest port of call, Western Cove, 18 miles; contains Church of England; trout and salmon fishing are good; also good hunting grounds for deer. Pop. 80.

RIVERHEAD, St. George district. See Humber North.

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; contains 2 stores, 2 hotels, 1 church, good harbor; there are plenty of whales in the neighbourhood. Pop. 285.

RIVER HEAD, (Harbor Grace), a post settlement in Harbor Grace district; all business connections Harbor Grace, 3 miles.

RIVER OF PONDS, a post and fishing settlement in St. Babe district; all connections at Port Saunders, 8 miles. Pop. 25.

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. Pop. 105.

RIX COVE, in Twillingate district; nearest post town, Nipper’s Harbor.

ROBERT’S ARM, a post and postal telegraph office in Twillingate district, near Pelley’s Island.

ROBIN’S COVE, (Twillingate South Island), a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate. Pop. 20.

ROBINSON’S BIGHT, in Trinity district; nearest post town, Trinity.

ROBINSON’S HEAD, a post and money order village in St. George district. It is 3 miles from a station called Robinson’s on main line of Reid Nfld. railway, 67 miles from Port aux Basques and 481 miles from St. John’s; contains customs, express and postal telegraph offices, 3 stores, 2 hotels; a summer resort, splendid sea trout and salmon fishing, good bathing, etc. Pop. 200.

ROCK HARBOR, a post settlement in Burin district, near Beau Bois, Placentia Bay.

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

ROCKY BAY, Alex[ander] Bay, in Bonavista district; nearest post town, Glovertown.

ROCKY BROOK, Smith’s Sound, in Trinity district, a farming and lumbering settlement near Britannia Cove or Burgoyne Cove. Pop. 35.

ROCKY HARBOR, in Trinity district; nearest post town, Northern Bight.

ROCKY HARBOR, (Bonne Bay), a post and fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; nearest railway station, Bay of Islands, 50 miles; all connections at or the same as Bonne Bay; contains 2 churches, 1 Salvation Army, lighthouse - revolving light on North Head called Lobster Cove Head. Reid Nfld. Co.’s steamers make this a port of call. Pop. 190.

RODDINGTON MILLS, a post settlement in St. Barbe district.

ROGER’S HARBOR, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Long Tickle.

ROGER’S HARBOR, in Twillingate district; nearest post town, Nipper’s Harbor

ROLLING COVE (STOCK COVE), in Bonavista district; nearest post town, King’s Cove.

ROPE COVE, in St. George district; nearest post town, Bay of Islands.

ROSE-AN-RUE, a small place in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; all connections at or the same as Harbor Buffett; contains 1 lobster factory running in summer season; nearest post ton, Placentia.

ROSE BLANCHE, a post, money order, telegraph, preventive station and fishing settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district; nearest railway station, Port aux Basques (or Channel), 17 miles; coastal mail steamer fortnightly from St. John’s, 419 miles; contains 6 stores, court house, post office building, Newfoundland express, 1 Church of England and schools; a lighthouse, good harbor, entrance safe. Also weekly coastal mail steamer from Placentia. Fog alarm and harbor light combined. A rendezvous for fishing vessels, local and American, for three months in the spring of the year, having upwards of 50 sail of large bankers besides the small shore boats. Pop. 600.

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

ROUND COVE, in Fortune Bay district; nearest post town, Gaultois.

ROUND HARBOR, a post and money order office, a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all other connections at Tilt Cove, 3 miles. Pop. 85.

ROUND HARBOR, a post settlement in Fortune Bay district, near Gaultois.

ROUND HARBOR, in Burgeo and LaPoile district; nearest post town, Pushthrough.

ROUND HARBOR, in Trinity district; nearest post town, Northern Bight.

ROUND ISLAND, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Long Island.

ROVER’S ISLAND, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Indian Tickle.

ROWSELL’S COVE, (New Bay), in Twillingate district; nearest post town, Point Leamington.

RUN BY GUESS, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Indian Harbor.

RUSHOON, in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; nearest post town, Baine Harbor.

RUSHY POND, a station on Bishop’s Falls section, 15 miles from Bishop’s Falls, 7 miles from Grand Falls.

RUSSELL’S COVE, in Trinity district. See New melbourne.

RUSSELL’S COVE, (Smith’s Sound), in Trinity district; nearest post town, Britannia Cove, Elliott’s Cove.

RYLES BARACHOIX, in Fortune Bay district.

 

 

Page Transcribed by Peter Godfrey (May 2002)

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (January 2003)
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