Photo of the Day: Harbour Grace Island, ca. 1950


Taken from a postcard series of Harbour Grace, ca. 1950. Caption: “Harbour Grace Island, Newfoundland, R 5.”

Like its neighbour Carbonear Island, Harbour Grace Island had several rough fishing stages in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. To the left of this photo is “Eastern Rock,” where a Spanish galleon, the St. Malo, reportedly beached during a battle with Peter Easton’s fleet. Over a century later, during his “Winter War” of 1696-7, Pierre Le Moyne D’Iberville destroyed stages and captured fishermen on Harbour Grace Island.

Photo source: Conception Bay Museum archives, photo no. 2009-809.

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