1714 – William Taverner’s First Report relating to Newfoundland

1714 – William Taverner’s First Report relating to Newfoundland

I waited on Collnl John Moody who gave me severall papers to Publish when I should arrive at St Peters [SAINT-PIERRE] requesting me to Administer the Oath of Allegiance to her late Majy & Crown of Brittain To all the french Inhabitants who were willing to take it. To use my utmost endeavours to persuade ’em to continue in their respective Plantations and, if possible to hinder all French Ships from Fishing and Trading in those parts which belong to the English by the late Treaty of Peace. He also let …

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1890 – The Maritime Provinces, Chapter 50

The Maritime Provinces: a Handbook for Travelers
Harvard College Library, 1890

Chapter 50.
St. Pierre and Miquelon.

Time-Table for 1888. — Str. St. Pierre leaves Halifax every alternate Monday at 10 A. m. (providing the mail from England has then arrived), for St. Pierre, Miq., traversing the Bras d’Or Lakes, and culling at the following ports in Cape Breton.

  • St. Peter’s, fare, $6.00; return, $9.00,
  • Baddeck 7.00;  » 10.50,
  • Sydney 8.00; 12.00,
  • N. Sydney 8.00; 12.00,
  • and Cow Bay 9.00; 14.00,
  • including meals and state-room berth

Fare to St. Pierre, $15.00 ; return, #25. J St. Pierre may also be …

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1886 – French Colonies and their resources



Once possessed of Canada and neighbouring States, exercising uncontrolled powers over the whole region watered by the Mississippi and its affluents, settling several islands .of the West Indies, and having important stations on the Brazilian and other coasts of South America, France now only holds in America the small islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, near Newfoundland, with Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Antilles, and with Cayenne or Guyana in South America.

The French indulge the hope of considerable growth in their political influence on the American continent …

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1846 – Report on the French fisheries established at St. Pierre

Report on the French fisheries established at St. Pierre, in Newfoundland, prepared by direction of the honorable the collector of her Majesty’s customs, 1846.

It will be seen by the following statement that notwithstanding the premiums and bounties granted by the French government have been diminished, their fishery has increased.

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1778 – A voyage to California: Jean-Dominique Cassini

A voyage to California: to observe the transit of Venus By Jean Chappe d’Auteroche (abbé), Jean-Dominique Cassini, José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez. 1778

Page 131

We had steered toward the Red-hat till noon, the winds not permitting us to bear more to the west, and after taking the elevation of it, we were actually going to tack about, to get more sea room, when when the wind shifted by degrees, and we made towards the island of Saint Pierre, which we discovered at six. Our first: intention was not to anchor there that day, but considering how seldom we …

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1885 – 1886 : les patentes de François Cordon

United States Patent Office
James Scotland and François Cordon, of St. Pierre, Near Miquelon.
Fishing hook and device for capturing fish.

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No 336953 dated March 2, 1886

To all whom it may concern : Be it known that we, JAMES SCOTLAND, a subject of the Queen of Great Britain, and FRANÇOIS CORDON, residing in St. PIerre, near the Island of Miquelon, off the coast of Newfoundland, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Fishing Hooks or Devices for Capturing Fish; and we do hereby declare the same to be described in the following …

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1869 – What Is St. Pierre and How and Why Is the New Cable There?

New York Herald Monday, July 19, 1869
What Is St. Pierre and How and Why Is the New Cable There?

St. Pierre is a very little island – a mere speck in the blue sea. Its area is but one hundred and six square miles, and its permanent population but two thousand persons. But as it is a national rendezvous and shelter for the French boats that fish in these seas, its population is very movable in numbers as well as otherwise. It is one of three islands that compose the French colony of St. Pierre and Miquelon. There is …

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1903 – The Second St Pierre

MCGRATH P. T. (Sir), 1903, The second St. Pierre. In New England Magazine May vol. 28 new series (3) pp. 285-298 illus..

The Second St. Pierre
By P. McGrath

THE destruction by earthquake in May, 1902, of St. Pierre, Martinique, suddenly reminded the world of the existence of that unfortunate city, but there happily has been little to call its attention to a second French colonial town, that of St. Pierre, Miquelon. Yet this latter should be a place of no small interest to us, because it serves as a sort of halfway house for the New England fishing fleet …

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1763 – James Cook



The ISLANDS of St Peters which lies about 6 or 7 Leagues from the nearest part of Newfoundland is very Barren and Mountainous what wood is upon it consists of short small Firs of very little use and difficult to come at. The Ifland is as subject to Fogs as any part in Newfoundland yes if we may credit the late Planters it is very convienient for catching and curing of Codfish there …

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