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| Bonavista Bay Name Changes
A Work in Progress
(by Martha Warren and Emily Mullett)
The following are Communities that we know of. If you can provide additional information,
we will be glad to add it to this beginning list. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
|Bonavista Bay Community Name Changes|
|Early Name||When Changed to or Abandoned|
|Bennett Island||Resettled to Wesleyville|
|Bennett's High Island||Abandoned|
|Bird Island Cove||Elliston (TB)|
|Bishop's Harbour||Part of Salvage|
|Bloody Bay||Alexander Bay|
|Burnside||East of Glovertown and north-west of Eastport. In 1921 the three settlements of Squid Tickle, Hollett's Tickle, and Hollett's Cove were changed to Burnside.|
|Brighton, Bonavista District||Salvage Bay|
|Castle Cove||Long Islands - a group of islands at the mouth of Chandler's Reach about 12 km south of Salvage|
|Charleston||On west side of Southern Bay. The 1921 Census showed that the east side had retained the name of Southern Bay.|
|Cottel's Island||Appeared on most 1994 maps as St. Brendan's, Shoal Cove or Mole Cove. In 1887 people living at Cottel's Island were recorded Sholes Cove, Highmore's Cove and Dog Cove.|
|Damnable||In late 1890's changed to St. Chad's - 5 km north-west of Eastport.|
|English Harbour||On Greenspond Island|
|Fisher's Cove||A resettled fishing settlement near Bonavista on the part of the coastline known as "The Shore".|
|Glovertown||In 1954 incorporated to include Alexander Bay (Northwest Arm), Rosedale, Angle Brook, Norton Cove, Saunders Cove,|
|Glovertown||North, Glovertown Central, Glovertown South.|
|Greenspond||Greenspond is an island community composed of Greenspond Island, Batterton and Ship Islands, and, uninhabited now, Newell's, Wing's, Pig, Maiden's, Groats, and Puffin Islands.|
|Hodderville||A resettled community (by 1971) located near Knight's Cove, B. B|
|Inner Pinchard's Island||Newtown or Inner Islands|
|Loo Cove||Port Nelson (abandoned)|
|Muddy Hole||Musgrave Harbour|
|New Harbour||Newport. Located on either side of New Harbour, abandoned in 1950's|
|Northwest Arm||Resettled to Valleyfield|
|North West Arm, Sweet Bay||Winter Brook|
|Open Hole||Open Hall|
|Shoal Bay||Wellington, then renamed to Dover.|
|Southeast Arm or Hopevale or Hopeville||Lethbridge. Nomenclature Board affixed this name in 1912 to include that portion of Brooklyn, Bonavista Bay, containing the Railway Station and the neighbouring residences.|
|Silver Fox Island or||Abandoned Silver Hair Fox Island|
|Swain's Island||Abandoned, resettled to Wesleyville|
|Vere Island||Fair Island (now abandoned)|
|Thanks to Martha Warren, Don Tate and Thomas
R. Cole for their contributions.
If you have any further information - please contact Emily Mullett
Compiled by Emily Wicks Mullett March 23, 2000
Page revised July 2002 (Terry Piercey)
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