Fortune Harbour facts for kids
Location in Newfoundland and Labrador
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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