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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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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1721 – William Taverner (Carte)

A Defcription of the ifland of St Peters, by Capt. William Taverner.

THE ifland of St Peter’s is subject to Fogs of a different dryer nature than those in other parts; and yet it is an extraordinary good place for drying and curing Cod Fish. There is good Fishing Ground round all the island: The Harbour is good for Ships to ride in, especially the Bottom of it called the Bougway, where no Wind can hurt them; there is Reach enough for 300 Boats. It lies in 47 Degrees 10 Minutes North Latitude, where the Compass hath two Points Variation …

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