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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1878 – Newfoundland Pilot

The NEWFOUNDLAND PILOT
Compiled by Staff Commander W. F. Maxwell R.N. 1878

NEWFOUNDLAND, SOUTH COAST — ST. PIERRE, AND MIQUELON
ISLANDS.

Variation in 1878
Saint-Pierre 28° 20’W
Miquelon 28° 40’ W

ST. PIERRE ISLAND, W. by S. ½ S. 10 miles from May point, is barren in appearance and irregular in its outline, which appears from a distance to be composed of many peaks, the highest of which is 671 feet above high water, and is thus easily distinguished from Langlade or Little Miquelon, the outline of which is nearly horizontal. At the south-east extreme is a conspicuous conical hill …

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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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