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1913 McALPINE GAZETTEER

TOWNS, VILLAGES AND SETTLEMENTS

INTRO     A - E     F - M     N - T     U - Z

 

 

"U"

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

 

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

 

UNION  COVE, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Englee.

 

UPPER AMHERST COVE, a settlement in Bonavista district, 2 miles from Newman’s Cove, 12 miles from King’s Cove, 9 miles  from Bonavista station. Pop. 148.

 

UPPER BACON COVE, in Harbor Main district. See Bacon Cove.

 

UPPER BLACK ISLAND, in Twillingate district; nearest post town, Exploits.

 

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

 

UPPER DARK COVE, in Bonavista district; nearest post town, Gambo.

 

UPPER FERRY, a post settlement in St. George district.

 

UPPER GULLEY’S, Conception Bay; a post, fishing and farming settlement in Harbor Main district; nearest money order office, Holyrood or Harbor Main; telegraph, railway station and all other connections, Kelligrew’s.  Pop. 300.

 

UPPER ISLAND COVE, a post, fishing and farming settlement in Harbor Grace district; money order, port of entry, bank and express, Harbor Grace, 7 miles; railway station, Tilton, 5 miles; contains 3 stores, 1 Church of England and postal telegraph. Pop. 759.

 

UPPER LANCE COVE, in Trinity district. See Lance Cove.

 

UPPER ROCKY BROOK (SMITH’S SOUND), in Trinity district, a post, fishing settlement; nearest money order office, Britannia Cove; all other connections, same as White Rock. Pop. 54.

 

UPPER SANDY POINT (EXPLOITS RIVER),  in Twillingate district, 2 miles from Norris’ station, good hunting and fishing in vicinity.

 

UPPER SMALL POINT, a post settlement in Bay de Verde district, near Carbonear.

"V"

VALEN ISLAND, an island and post, fishing settlement in district of Placentia and St. Mary’s; nearest money order office, Harbor Buffet; all other connections at or the same as Placentia, connected by packet, sending weekly mails. Pop. 155.

 

VALENTINE COVE, in St. George district. See Ballentine Cove.

 

VALLEYFIELD, a post and postal telegraph office in Bonavista district.

 

VENSION ISLAND on Labrador Coast, is a port of call; has wireless telegraph station.

 

VENSION TICKLE, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Vension Island.

 

VICTORIA, a small fishing settlement in Bonavista district; nearest railway station and other connections at or the same as Bonavista, 2 miles.

 

VICTORIA COVE, a post settlement in Fogo district; nearest post town, Gander Bay. S.S. Fogato in summer, Boyd’s Cove in winter.

 

VICTORIA VILLAGE (CONCEPTION BAY), a post, farming and lumbering settlement in Carbonear district; nearest railway station, steamer and connections, Carbonear, 2 miles; contains 2 churches and schools. Pop. 820.

 

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.

 

VILLA VEAU, a small fishing village, situated between Cape Bonavista and Elliston.

 

VIRGIN ARM, a small fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate, 5 miles; contains 1 school. Pop. 40.

 

VIRGIN COVE in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; nearest post town, Merasheen, Placentia Bay.

 

VITERS COVE, in Trinity district. See New Perlican.

 

VOYES BEACH, a post settlement in Bay St. George district; all connections at or the same as Bay of Islands, Curling.

"W"

WADHAM ISLANDS, district of Fogo. See Offer Wadham Islands.

 

WAKE’S BROOK, in Trinity district. See Snook’s Harbor.

 

WALDRON’S COVE, a small settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Fortune Harbor. Pop. 75.

 

WARD’S HARBOR, a post settlement with money order office and express, in Twillingate district. Reid Nfld. steamers make this a port of call.

 

WARREN’S HARBOR, in Bonavista district;  nearest post town, Greenspond.

 

WATERMAN’S HARBOR, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Conche.

 

WATER SHUTE, a station on Brigus branch of Reid Nfld. railway, 9 miles from Carbonear; has express.

 

WATERFORD BRIDGE, a station 2 miles from St. John’s on Reid Nfld. railway.

 

WEASEL ISLAND, in Fortune Bay district; nearest post town, Belleoram.

 

WEBBER’S BIGHT, in Twillingate district; nearest post town, Fortune Harbor.

 

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

 

WELLMAN’S COVE, a post settlement in Twillingate district.

 

WESLEYVILLE, a post and money order office in Bonavista district; contains 6 stores, 1 hotel, express, postal telegraph, Methodist church and Salvation Army. Reid Nfld. Co., Bowring Bros. and Nfld. Produce Co.’s steamers call.

 

WEST BAY (PORT AU PORT), a post settlement in St. George district, near Stephenville Crossing.

 

WEST BROOK, a station on Bishop’s Falls section Reid Nfld. railway, 11 miles from Millerton Junction; has express.

 

WEST BURGEO, a fishing settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district; all connections at Burgeo, 2 miles.

 

WEST COUNTRY COVE, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Tilt Cove.

 

WEST CUL DE SAC, in Burgeo and LaPoile district; nearest post town, Cape La Hune.

 

WEST POINT (LAPOILE), a post office and fishing settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district; nearest railway station, Channel (Port-aux-Basques), 35 miles; all other connections at or the same as Little  Harbor (LaPoile), 2 miles; connected by courier; contains 1 church. Pop. 85.

 

WEST ST. MODEST, on Strait of Belle Isle, is a port of call.

 

WEST WABANA. See Bell Island.

 

WESTERN ARM, district of Fogo. See Carmanville.

 

WESTERN BAY (CONCEPTION BAY), a post, money order office, port of entry, telegraph, preventive station, fishing, farming settlement and chief town in Bay-de-Verde district; nearest railway station, Carbonear; coastal mail steamer twice a week from May, during the summer; contains 5 stores, 1 hotel, Reid Nfld. express and 2 churches, Methodist and Church of England. Pop. 1,100.

 

WESTERN COVE (WHITE BAY), a post and money order office in St. Barbe district; contains 1 store, postal telegraph, mail steamer fortnightly. Pop. 160.

 

WESTERN COVE, Barren Island, in Placentia Bay and St. Mary’s district; nearest post town, Placentia Bay.

 

WESTERN HEAD HARBOR, a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate or Moreton’s Harbor, 2 miles. Pop. 30.

 

WEYMOUTH, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Englee.

 

WHALE COVE, a settlement in Trinity district; 9 miles from Trinity; fishing the principal industry. Pop. 68.

 

WHALE COVE, in Burin district; nearest post town, Burin.

 

WHALE’S BROOK, South side Trinity Bay, a small fishing settlement in Trinity district; nearest post office, Lance Cove, 1 mile; other connections, Old Perlican; contains 1 school.

 

WHALES GULCH (NEW WORLD ISLAND), a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate. Pop. 40.

 

WHITBOURNE, a post and money order office in Trinity district, a station 55 miles from St. John’s; contains customs, postal and Anglo-American telegraph office, 2 stores, 3 churches, Church of England, Methodist and Catholic. Pop. 800.

 

WHITE BEAR BAY, a small fishing settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district; all 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. Pop. 30.

 

WHITE BEAR ISLANDS, on Labrador Coast, is a port of call.

 

WHITE ISLAND, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Griguet.

 

WHITE ISLAND, in Burgeo and LaPoile district; nearest post town, Channel.

 

WHITE ISLANDS, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Domino.

 

WHITE POINT, a fishing settlement in Trinity district; all connections at or the same as Bonaventure, it is about 10 miles from Trinity. Pop. 100.

 

WHITE POINT, in Placentia and St. Mary’s district; nearest post town, Valen Island, Placentia Bay.

 

WHITE POINT BAY, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Sloop Cove.

 

WHITE POINT COVE, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Englee.

 

WHITE ROCK, in Bonavista district; nearest post town, Brooklyn.

 

WHITE ROCKS, a post, lumbering, fishing, farming and shipbuilding settlement in district of Trinity; nearest money order office, port of entry and coastal steamer, Britannia Cove; all other connections at or the same as Shoal Harbor, 3 miles; contains 3 stores, 1 church. This is now a port of call by Reid Nfld. Co.’s steamers in summer. Pop. 49.

 

WICKLOW, a farming settlement and country road, in Harbor Main district; all connections at or the same as Holyrood (south). Pop. 65.

 

WIGWAM POINT,  a small settlement in Twillingate district, on Exploits River, 2 miles from Norris’ Arm station, this was at one time a Mic-Mac settlement as the name implies. Pop. 8.

 

WILD BIGHT, a post settlement in Twillingate district.

 

WILD BIGHT, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Vension Island.

 

WILD COVE, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Western Cove.

 

WILD COVE, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Bonne Bay.

 

WILD COVE (on Fogo Island), a fishing settlement in Fogo district; all connections at or the same as Seldom-Come-By; contains 1 church and school house. Pop. 80.

 

WILD COVE, a fishing settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Moreton’s Harbor. Pop. 20.

 

WILD COVE, BIG AND LITTLE (TWILLINGATE NORTH ISLAND), a fishing and farming settlement in Twillingate district; all connections at or the same as Twillingate (North Side).

 

WILLIAM’S HARBOR, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Francis Harbor.

 

WILLIAMSPORT, formerly Greenspond, White Bay, St. Barbe. See Greenspond for information.

 

WILTON GROVE, in Trinity district; nearest post town, Clarenville.

 

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

 

WINTER BROOK, formerly North West Arm, Sweet Bay, Bonavista Bay.

 

WINTER COVE, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Indian Harbor.

 

WINTER GROVE, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Flower’s Cove.

 

WINTER HOUSE, a post settlement in Burgeo and LaPoile district.

 

WINTER HOUSE BROOK, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Bonne Bay.

 

WINTER HOUSE COVE, N. W. Arm in Twillingate district; nearest post town, King’s Point.

 

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

 

WITLESS BAY (including GALLOWS COVE), between Greens Harbor and Cavendish, 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;  connected by steamer and courier; contains 1 store, 3 churches, Methodist, Church of England, and Catholic, 1 convent and schools, 1 lobster packing factory, and 1 saw mill. Pop. 870.

 

WITLESS BAY, in Trinity district; nearest post town, New Harbor.

 

WOLF BAY, (or Bay du Loup), in district of Burgeo and LaPoile; nearest post town, Burgeo.

 

WOLF COVE, now SPRINGDALE, in Twillingate district; nearest post town, Hall’s Bay, Springdale.

 

WOLF ISLANDS, on Labrador Coast; nearest port of call, Indian Tickle.

 

WOOD ISLAND HARBOR, a post settlement in St. George district, near Wood’s Island, which his the nearest money order office.

 

WOODFORD COVE, in Twillingate district; nearest post town, Little Bay.

 

WOODFORD STATION (CONCEPTION BAY), a fishing and farming settlement and railway station in Harbor Main district, 36 miles from St. John’s; nearest post  office,  Northern Arm; money order, Harbor Main, 3 miles; telegraph, Avondale, 1 1/2 miles;  port of entry and banks, St. John’s; contains 3 stores, 2 hotels, 1 church and school, 1 hall.  Pop. 340.

 

WOOD’S ISLAND, an Island in Bay of Islands, a post and money order office in St. George district; contains customs, postal telegraph office, 4 stores, 3 churches; all  other connections at Curling.

 

WOODY ISLAND BIGHT, in Twillingate district; nearest post town, Exploits.

 

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. Pop. 240.

 

WOODY POINT, in St. Barbe district; nearest post town, Bonne Bay.

 

WRECK COVE, a small fishing settlement in Fortune Bay district; all connections at or the same as Harbor Briton, 14 miles. Pop. 56.

 

WRECK ISLAND, in Burgeo and LaPoile district; nearest post town, Burgeo.

"Y"

YELLOW FOX COVE, N.B. in Twillingate district; nearest post town, Fortune Harbor.

 

YELLOW FOX COVE, in Bonavista district; nearest post town, Wesleyville.

 

YOUNG HEAD, in Twillingate district; nearest post town, Nipper’s Harbor.

 

YORK HARBOR, a post, money order, mining and fishing village in St. George district; nearest station, bank, etc. Bay of Islands. Mines of York Harbor Mine Co. Ltd. are located here. Pop. 60.

"Z"

ZEALOT, a small fishing settlement in St. Barbe district; nearest post office and coastal steamer, Conche. Pop. 15.

 

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

 

 

Transcribed by Norma Elliott (April 2004)

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