1718 – Captain Taverner’s Second Report relating to Newfoundland

1718 – Selections from Captain Taverner’s Second Report relating to Newfoundland

The Bay of Maynelon [MIQUELON], affords a very good beeche for 400 boats, and Timber enough for building of Stages, the bay is Tolerably good for Ships to ride, in being clear ground, no Sea to hurt them, but what comes out of the Bay of Fortune; 14 Saile of ffrench Ships, have fishd in this place at Once, The ffrench accounted it one of their best fishing places, the last winter a great Storme, broke out the beech on the So. side of this Bay, into a large …

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1886 – French Colonies and their resources

FRENCH COLONIES.
AND THEIR RESOURCES.
JAMES BON WICK, F.R.G.S., 1886

FRENCH AMERICA.

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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1908 : CANADA AND THE MIQUELON ISLANDS.

20 novembre 1908.
CANADA AND THE MIQUELON ISLANDS.

Two disturbances on the Miquelon Islands which culminated in the hoisting of the American flag by some of the angry inhabitants, have a very direct interest for the people of Canada. These islands are geographically a part of Newfoundland, and, lying as they do just off the mouth of Fortune Bay, could be made to command Canada’s eastern doorway via the St. Lawrence. If they are to pass out of the control of France, Canada or Newfoundland, which will eventually become a part of the Dominion, ought to succeed to the control …

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1907 : FRANCE TO PART WITH ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON

4 janvier 1907 : Toronto Star
FRANCE TO PART WITH ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
Chance for Canada or Newfoundland to Obtain Islands – Recent Exodus of Inhabitants.
Canadian Associated Press.

London, Jan, 4. – The London Globe says : « It seems there are rumors in various quarters that France will likely give up St. Pierre and Miquelon »
Recent despatches have indicated there was great depression and absence of profitable labor on the islands, and an exodus of the population which totalled over 6,000. These islands have been the source of a good deal of annoyance to Britain in …

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1904 : English Paper Says We Should Have Got St. Pierre and Miquelon.

11 avril 1904 : Toronto Star
STILL A MENACE TO CANADA’S SHORE

English Paper Says We Should Have Got St. Pierre and Miquelon.
IMPETUS TO FRENCH FISHING
Lots of Bait for Fishermen Now – The Newfoundland Treaty Discussed.

Canadian Associated Press.
London, April 11. – The Paris correspondant of the Sunday Times says the view taken in the French  capital is that the treaty allows the inhabitants of Newfoundland to play in their own yard, but the French remain in possession all the same, and will be provided with plenty of bait to give a fresh impetus to a declining …

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1896 : Territorial ownership of St. Pierre and Miquelon

20 février 1896 – Toronto Star
NEWFOUNDLAND

Whenever the proposal to add Newfoundland to the Dominion comes up there comes up with it the inevitable « French shore » question. No man of sense, who has ever given any attention to this long vexed question will concede the possibility of admitting the islands on any terms until it is settled as a preliminary. In any dispute between Canadian settlers and French fishermen, the sympathy of our own French population would probably be with the French fishermen, and administrative control over the whole shore would be paralyzed. As the fishermen are …

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1846 : New York Courier and Enquirer

From the New York Courier and Enquirer
14 november 1846
THE ISLAND OF ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON.

Of these two small islands,’ which belong to our continent, and which have been much talked of, and written about, in times past, In: of which the very existence and position are now comparatively unknown, the Courier de Etats Unis lakes occasion apropos of the arrival in our harbor of a French vessel of war under the command of Capt. Ledret, governor of St. Pierre,—to give this notice:

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1764 – The Public Register

The Public Register, Dublin, October 9, 1764

Admiralty-Office, Oct 2. By Letters lately received from Commodore Paliſſer, dated at St. John’s in Newfoundland the ſirſt of laſt Month, it-appears, that having diſpatched a Sloop with a Letter to the French Governor at St. Pierre, to enquire into the Truth of the Reports which prevailed of the French haying mounted Cannon, and erected Works on that Iſland contrary to Treaty, he, in Anſwer, received Aſſurances from the ſaid Governor, that there was only one Four Pounder Gun mounted without a Platform, and with no other Intention than to anſwer Signals to …

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1763 – James Cook

A PLAN of the ISLANDS of St PETERS, LANGLY and MIQUELONG Survey’d by Order of HIS EXCELLENCY THOs GRAVES ESQr GOVERNOR of NEWFOUNDLAND  by IAMES COOK

REMARKS

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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