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Bonavista Bay
 

 

Notes:
This table of abandoned communities in Bonavista Bay is provided courtesy of Mobilewords Limited and is taken from Where Once They Stood: A gazetteer of abandonment© second edition 1998. Its use here is restricted and temporary pending a complete web-based version of the printed book available sometime in summer 2000.
Communites were selected if they once had a post office or a school and may include other component communities and if they were included in Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador [ENL]. Where more than one community shared services, as on islands, for example, the other names are given in brackets, as are alternate or older names. The baseline data was collected from a 1963 official map of the Island of Newfoundland and supported by a 1955 list of Canadian post offices.
The "~" symbol indicates repeat of name element, for example, word "Island" in alternate or associated name.
Column 2 provides the Canadian Topographic Map sheet number and gives the latitude (north) and longitude (west) of the community in degrees and minutes taken from Gazetteer of Canada - Newfoundland.
Column 3 provides census figures taken from various sources including ENL and various almanacs and gazetteers.
Column 4, the general dates of settlement and abandonment are taken from ENL and various sources; note use of words  "after", "by", and "in".
Please direct comments, corrections, errata or other information to Mobilewords Limited.

 

 
Barrow Harbour 2C/12 48 40 53 39 1901/14; 1921/20; 1935/4 fishing station in 1676; settled by 1825; abandoned by 1945
Braggs Island (Greens ~+ and Deer ~*) 2C/13 48 56 53 40 1836/36*; 1857/18; 1911/39+ settled by 1800; abandoned by 1955
Broom Close 2C/12 48 41 53 38 1857/25; 1901/55; 1911/3 settled by 1835; abandoned by 1920
Burnt Island 2C/13 48 51 53 49 1851/82; 1871/130; 1921/60; 1941/50 settled early 1700's; abandoned by 1960
Cape Island 2F/3 4914 5328 1836/100; 1857/69; 1891/103; 1945/102 settled late 1700's; abandoned after 1950
Fair Island 2C/13 48 59 53 42 1836/105; 1869/212; 1941/257; 1951/66; 1961/202 French station after 1680; settled by 1780; abandoned 1961
Flat Islands 2C/13 47 17 54 55 1836/26; 1869/230; 1891/417; 1901/891; 1921/666; 1951/492; 1956/200 settled by 1800; abandoned by 1960
Flowers Island (with Keans ~ and Sturges ~) 2F/3 49 08 53 28 1836/15; 1874/91; 1884/79; 1901/60; 1911/8 settled early 1800's; abandoned after 1911
Gooseberry Islands 2C/13 48 53 53 37 1832/80; 1836/97; 1857/200; 1901/389; 1941/238; 1945/117 settled in 1760's; abandoned by 1951
Hodderville 2C/11 48 32 53 18 1945/32; 1966/2 settled by 1800; abandoned by 1971
Long Beach 2C/5 48 26 53 34 1901/23; 1945/37; 1951/29 settled 1890's; abandoned by 1955
Long Islands 2C/12 48 35 53 40 1869/43; 1891/56; 1901/10 settled 1850's; abandoned after 1901
Mint Brook 2D/9 48 44 54 15 1884/39; 1911/10 settled 1876; abandoned after 1911
Newport 2F/4 49 03 53 38 1836/9; 1874/47; 1911/113; 1945/156; 1951/120 settled by 1836; abandoned after 1951
North West Arm 2F/4 49 08 53 38 1891/77; 1921/143; 1941/143; 1956/160 settled 1880; abandoned by 1960
Pinchards Island 2F/3 49 12 53 29 1827/120; 1845/291; 1857/359; 1874/264; 1921/413; 1941/337; 1951/218 settled 1802; abandoned after 1951
Port Nelson 2F/4 49 05 53 37 1921/215; 1935/164; 1945/132; 1951/86; 1956/51 settled 1880's; abandoned by 1960
Pouch Island 2F/3 49 10 53 29 1836/36; 1857/31 settled by 1800; abandoned by 1865
Safe Harbour (Puddingbag Cove) 2F/4 49 06 53 37 1874/98; 1901/300; 1921/326; 1941/256; 1945/181; 1951/155 settled by 1870; abandoned 1955
Sailors Island 2C/12 48 42 53 41 1869/52; 1891/80; 1921/31 settled in 1860's; abandoned by 1928
Shamblers Cove 2F/4 49 04 53 36 1869/22; 1901/121; 1921/89; 1935/57; 1945/34 settled by 1869; abandoned by 1955
Silver Fox Island 2F/4 49 01 53 41 1836/8; 1884/49; 1901/82; 1941/172; 1945/198; 1956/163 settled by 1836; abandoned 1960
Southwest Arm 2F/4 4907 5338 1884/50; 1935/72; 1951/9; 1955/3 settled by 1870; abandoned after 1955
Swains Islands 2F/4 49 08 53 33 1836/85; 1857/171; 1869/265; 1891/219; 1921/84 settled 1810; abandoned after 1921
Sydney Cove 2C/13 48 59 53 45 1941/106 /
Wild Cove 2C/12 48 41 53 41 1891/15; 1911/7; 1921/6 settled late 1880's; abandoned 1941

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