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1901 Outer Cove Rowing Crew
The Outer Cove Fishermen's Crew of 1901, with racing shell "Blue Peter". Holders of the all time record of 9 minutes 13.45 seconds at Quidi Vidi Lake Regatta, August 7th 1901. The crew consisted of: Martin Boland, John Nugent, Denis Croke, Denis McCarthy, Daniel McCarthy, John Whelan (stroke), Walter Power (cox). This photograph was taken in 1922.

Devistated by Fire (1892)
On July the 8th, a fire started in a barn at the junction of Pennywell and Freshwater Roads. Before nightfall half of the City was destroyed, and 11,000 people were rendered homeless. The picture was taken looking east from Long's Hill. 

The Battle of The Somme
On Saturday, July 1, 1916, the opening day of the Battle of the Somme,
the 1st Newfoundland Regiment was virtually annihilated at Beaumont Hamel. 
On that fateful day in July 1916, 100,000 Allied soldiers, the 
Newfoundlanders among them, set out on the "Big Push" - a colossal 
infantry offensive along a 40-kilometre stretch of the Western front called the Somme. 
It was confidently expected they would smash through the German defences and clear a path for the cavalry to advance to the Channel coast.

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Newfoundland
and the Great War
When Great Britain declared war on Germany, it did so on behalf of the entire British Empire. Even those parts of the empire, which possessed responsible government and were in many ways independentólike Newfoundlandóhad no choice in the matter. So the decision which faced the Newfoundland government and people in 1914 was not whether or not they should take part in the war, but what the nature and extent of their participation should be.

 
 
The Provincial
M U S E U M
of Newfoundland and Labrador


Association of Newfoundland
and Labrador Archives

1880's Newfoundland

A Pictorial


The Life & Times of Pre-Confederation Newfoundland


Historical Lighthouses
of Newfoundland


Colony of Avalon

Soiree 99 Links


History Spotlite


The Floizel

78 Passengers and 60 Crew
94 died.

Highly Recommended Reading:
A Winter's Tale
The Wreck of the Florizel
By: Cassie Brown

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A Winters Tale: Cassie Brown
Book Summaries


Local water Shipwrecks
The SS Florizel - near Horn Head - Feb 23, 1918
The SS Basque - near Isle aux Morts - July 11, 1931
The Jubilee - near Horn Head in Renews - July 13, 1932
The SS Kristianiafjord - near Cape Race - July 15, 1917
The SS Amberton - near St. Shotts - July 24, 1947
M.V William Carson - near Labrador Coast - June 3, 1977
The SS Invermore - at Brig Harbour Point - June 10, 1914
The Snowbird - St. Mary's Bay - June 23, 1894
The SS Caribou - Gulf of St Lawrence - Oct 14, 1942
USS Truxton - Chambers Cove - Feb 18, 1942
USS Pollux - near Lawn Point - Feb 18, 1942
SS Patrick Morris - off Port aux Basque - Apr 19, 1970

More Shipwreck Data


Atlantic - Went ashore near Cape St. Francis - May 7, 1840
B.C. McGrath - Ran ashore near Sandy Point - May 14, 1926
Bell Haddon - Capsized near Twillingate - Dec 10, 1890
Bernice Zinch - South Arm Bonne Bay - July 3, 1934
Bertha - Sunk off Bonavista - September 20, 1931
Bertha Kirby - Wrecked on rose Blanche shoals - May 3, 1936
Bessie - Wrecked near Trepassey - March 30, 1887
Bristol Queen - Cast away at Goose Cove - October 19, 1861
Calitro S.S - Wrecked on rocks off Grates Cove - May 19, 1894
Caroline (S.S) - Lost near Tickle Cove - March 11, 1861
Caroline (Brig) - Wrecked on ice at Pouch Cove - April 1, 1837
Carol R. Tibbo - Wrecked at Seldom - December 20, 1919
Carrie Evans - Drove ashore at Fox Hole Torbay - August 28, 1935
Centurian - Lost at St. George's - May 26, 1935
Cecelia - Lost at the ice - April 3, 1872
Challenger - Lost at Snook's Harbour - December 8, 1890
Commerce - Sank 180 leagues of Cape Spear - May 14, 1792
Corsair - Wrecked at Twillingate - December 26, 1938
Daisy - Lost at Cape St. Francis - November 15, 1890
Danny Goodwin - Missing at sea - December 10, 1926
Deane - Lost at North Penguin Island - July 23, 1935
Devenport - Lost at Upper Island Cove - Dec 8, 1828
Devonshire - Sunk off Newfoundland coast - May 6, 1810
Eastwood - Wrecked on Eddie's Cove Point - September 19, 1936
Eliza - Lost at sea - December 18, 1925
Eliza Ann - Lost at sea - January 25, 1864
Ellen - Lost in St. John's Narrows - December 26, 1818
Elsie B - Went ashore at St. Shott's - November 19, 1910
Emma - Ran ashore in Seal Cove - November 9, 1856
Emma White - Went ashore at Codroy - December 27, 1911
Erma H - Wrecked at Cat Hr. Island - December 3, 1929
Eric & Jack - Drove ashore on Burnt Island - February 11, 1938
Ethel Collett - Rammed and sunk by S.S. Silver City off Torbay - June 10, 1934
Eva Nortcott - Wrecked entering Pleasure Hr. Labrador - July 26, 1915
Exotic - Stranded Shoe Cove Point Bonavista Bay - November 27, 1933
Jewel - Lost near Burgeo - July 10, 1917
John Llewellyn - Wrecked at Square Islands Labrador - October 10, 1925
Josephine C. Fowler - Wrecked at Stag Hr. Run - November 2, 1934
Julia Deagle - Lost at Toad's Cove (Tors Cove) August 10, 1859
J.W. Roberts - Lost near La Scie - November 6, 1862
Katerine B - Abandoned by crew 80 miles off Cape St. Francis - January 2, 1930
Kestrel S.S. - Wrecked at St. Shott's - July 22, 1849
Kronen - Went ashore at Bonavista - October 3, 1910
Lady Seymour - Lost near Placentia - December 12, 1890
Latuna - Lost at Isle aux Morts - June 6, 1930
Lavinia - Lost at Pouch Cove - September 19, 1846
Leo - Lost at Domino - November 6, 1890
Lillian & Dorothy - Sank after striking Whale Rock - August 1, 1937
Louise A.W. - Sank in Connaigre Bay - May 2, 1912
Loyalty - Wrecked at Change Islands - December 20, 1928
Lucy S. - Lost at Shoal Bay, St. Mary's - September 11, 1911
Maggie & Eric - Wrecked in the Straits of Belle Isle - June 16, 1927
Manan - Lost en-route to Change Islands - November 15, 1889
Maple Leaf - Foundered in storm on the Grand Banks - August 20, 1911
Marcella - Caught fire and burnt in St. John's Harbour - July 14, 1846
Margaret E. Schwartz - Wrecked at St. Mary's - February 12, 1915
Marion Ridley - Lost at sea - February 13, 1860
Marshal MacDonald - Drove on the rocks at St. Shott's - December 7, 1835
Mary M. Belten - Lost at Church Cove, Cape Broyle - December 4, 1930
Mary E. Power - Lost at sea - January 10, 1889
Michael - Lost at Brunnette Island - November 11, 1890
Muriel Young - Lost at Groais Island - November 6, 1926
Nancy - Lost at La Manche, Southern Shore - November 3, 1818
Native - Lost on Penguin Island - June 12, 1915
Nelson - Wrecked in gale at Sacred Island near Quirpon - October 20, 1939
Neptune - Ran ashore at Black Tickle and wrecked - October 3, 1936
Nettie M. - Incomplete data -
Sarah Jane - Lost at St. Shott's - October 19, 1890
Shannon - Abandoned at sea on a voyage from Sydney - September 22, 1914
Silver Oak - Wrecked near Sandy Cove, St. George's - October 11, 1933
Silver Slip - Wrecked at Grate's Cove - November 10, 1909
Sir William - Lost at the ice fields - March 21, 1931
Slade Gorton - Went ashore at St. Shott's - May 18, 1912
Speedwell - Lost at Isle aux Morts - July 29, 1914
Spense - Lost at St. Shott's - July 16, 1822
St. Helena - Went ashore at Stag Harbour - June 18, 1924
St. Helena - Abandoned after she sprang a leak off River of Pond's - October 2, 1933
Stanley - Lost on Dean's Rock - December 2, 1831
Stanley Parsons - Schooner disappeared on voyage from St. John's - December 5, 1932
Stork - Wrecked near Harbour Breton - June 15, 1840
Street Bros. - Wrecked near Stephenville Crossing - October 15, 1936
Sunflower - Lost at the Ice - April 3, 1872
Swan - Wrecked at Fortune - November 23, 1921
Theresa M. Gray - Lost on ledge in Spaniard's Bay - November 11, 1938
Theresa Stone - Wrecked at Bauline after landing cargo at Pouch Cove - December 7, 1927
Thomas Edward - Burnt 10 miles off Cape St. Francis - October 22, 1871
Tidal Wave - Wrecked at Conche - November 4, 1939
Titian S.S. - Struck the Chain Rock entering narrows in St. John's, beached - March 25, 1906
Torhamvan S.S. - Went ashore at Caplin Cove, Ferryland - October 29, 1926
Totila S.S. - Wrecked near Lamaline - December 21, 1926
Transvaal - Wrecked outside Ramea - March 8, 1911
True Blue - Wrecked at Freshwater Bay - November 18, 1859
Trial - Cast away on the Labrador - October 2, 1845
Try Me - Wrecked at entrance to Burin Harbour - October 7, 1831
Tulip - Wrecked in the narrows of St. John's Harbour - October 10, 1921
Twekesbvury S.S. - Wrecked at Gull Island, St. Mary's Bay - March 17, 1920
Tyrinne S. - Burnt to water's edge at Harbour Le Cou - February 1, 1930
Una - Wrecked at Bay de Verde - December 3, 1927
Union Jack - Wrecked on the North East Point of North Penguin Island - November 28, 1926
Valiant - Struck a small iceberg at the mouth of St. Mary's Bay and sank - April 14, 1897

Newfoundland Ships lost in the Foreign Trade

Albert Moulton - Schooner from Harbour Grace sunk 60 miles off Oporto - December 14, 1919
Alla C. Hollett - Schooner abandoned 500 miles off Portuguese Coast - October 9, 1920
Albert B. Moulton - Schooner lost at sea - December 19, 1919
Amy B. Silver - Schooner sailed from Hr. Buffett, sunk in Mid Atlantic - December 12, 1921
Annie Banks - Schooner abandoned at sea 500 miles NE Cape Race - January 18, 1914
Annie Prayer - Schooner lost in North Atlantic - January 18, 1924
Arkansas - Schooner sailed from Grand Bank, lost at sea - December 22, 1911
Beverly S.S. - Steamer went missing on voyage from Hr. Grace to Gilbralter - January 21, 1918
Blanch - Schooner abandoned on a voyage to Brazil - December 22, 1905
Camellia - Schooner lost on Tin Cove Head, Cape Breton - September 10, 1891
Cecil Jr. - Schooner abandoned at sea - March 22, 1926
Clutha - Barquentine foundered in mid ocean (oldest vessel in Crosbie fleet) - April 17, 1923
Coona - Schooner lost on return voyage from Barbados - March 24, 1912
Czarina - Vessel foundered at sea during voyage to Pernambuco - December 28, 1923
Dazzle - Schooner sunk - January 11, 1940
Devonia - Schooner lost on trans-Atlantic voyage - January 12, 1912
Dorothy Baird - Schooner abandoned in mid-Atlantic - February 10, 1930
Dorothy Dover - Schooner lost in Atlantic - December 1, 1927
Duchess of Cornwall - Tern schooner sunk by German Raider off Gilbralter - Fall of 1917
Electra - Schooner lost at sea - April 26, 1909
Elsie M. Corkum - Schooner lost at sea - December 20, 1920
Emma Belliveau - Schooner lost on trans-Atlantic voyage - November 24, 1910
Emily Redmond - Schooner abandoned in mid-Atlantic - June 11, 1885
Ena A. Moulton - Schooner abandoned in mid Atlantic - December 19, 1927
Enid E. Legge - Schooner abandoned at sea and reported lost - February 6, 1929
Erma S.S. - Steamer left Glasgow Scotland and never heard from again - February 28, 1912
Excellence - Schooner from Burgeo foundered in mid Atlantic on voyage to Oporto - November 17, 1933
Florence Swyers - Schooner sunk 45 miles from Cadiz Spain - May 30, 1925
General Byng - Grand Bank schooner abandoned at sea on voyage from Turk's Island - March 20, 1928
General Smutts - Schooner wrecked in trans-Atlantic voyage - March 5, 1926
General Trenchard - Schooner from Fortune sunk in mid-Atlantic - March 13, 1929
George A. Wood - Burin schooner wrecked on Sable Island - December 20, 1930
Gordon T. Tibbo - Grand Bank schooner abandoned at sea - January 16, 1926
Hartington S.S. - Steamer lost at sea - July 13, 1884
Hazel Trahey - Schooner lost in mid-Atlantic - September 7, 1926
Tobeatic - Schooner abandoned 190 miles off the Western Islands - January 22, 1914
William McL. Borden - Schooner burnt on the Spanish coast - October 30, 1919

Revised partial list of ships wrecked in the area of St. Shott's

Abedena - August 14, 1765
Action S.S - August 16, 1886
Alsace - August 15, 1890
Amberton S.S. - July 24, 1947
Anton Von Driel - December 29, 1919
Arbela - June 10, 1898
Bonne Bay - July 27, 1947
Bertha Joyce - May 6, 1960
Bessie Dodd - February 6, 1906
Burgos - July 14, 1879
Cape Race - June 29, 1932
Capulet S.S. - July 22, 1897
Cosmus H.M.S. - October 24, 1816
Coral Spray - September 17, 1930
Crewe - June 29, 1901
Drake H.M.S. - June 23, 1822
Earl Kitchener - November 7, 1912
Elsie B. - November 10, 1910
Milly Redmond - June 11, 1885
Fern S.S. - November 10, 1921
Foloden S.S. - August 9, 1884
Florence - December 20, 1912
George & Marion - September 10, 1931
Glady's S. Sweeney - July 7, 1932
Harcourt Kent - November 22, 1949
Harpooner H.M.S. - November 10, 1816
Hartington S.S. - July 13, 1884
Heilogland S.S. - January 11, 1900
Llavense - July 15, 1929
Kestrel - July 22, 1849
Lucy Anna - October 10, 1925
Liddesdale S.S. - December 4, 1882
Majorie Mahaffy - October 9, 1921
Marshall McDonald - December 7, 1835
Mary Harfiagn - July 14, 1884
Meigle S.S. - July 19, 1947
Minstrel - June 13, 1843
Nonia - July 27, 1925
Sarah Jane - October 18, 1890
Slade Gorton - May 18, 1912
Spense - July 6, 1822
Texas S.S. - July 4, 1883

Shipwreck source: Shipwrecks of Newfoundland and Labrador
Volume IV
by: Frank Galgay and Michael McCarthy
Highly Recommended Reading!


More Shipwreck (& related) links: Fishing? - It was "A WAY OF LIFE" and Lost At Sea 

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