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Fortune Harbour (sometimes written Fortune Harbor) is a bay and community in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Historical mentions

The 1913 McAlpine Gazeteer lists the community in Twillingate district:

"FORTUNE HARBOR, a post and money order settlement in Twillingate district. Contains postal telegraph, express, 1 store, 1 Catholic church, Bowring Bros. and Reid Nfld. steamers call during open navigation."

An 1884 pilot guide discusses "Fortune harbor" in Notre Dame Bay:

"Fortune harbor is a land-locked anchorage, situated 2 miles southeastward of Bagg head. Two entrances are formed by Sweeny island, that to the eastward of the island being only 30 yards wide and having a depth of 12 feet at low water. The western entrance is suitable for large vessels with a commanding breeze, but the turns are sharp, the wind is often baffling in the approach, and the squalls heavy, particularly with westerly winds.
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