Bonavista Bay


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Bonavista Bay

(bŏn'əvĭs`tə), arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.40 mi (60 km) long and 40 mi (60 km) wide, E N.L., Canada, on the E coast of Newfoundland. The bay is irregular and filled with islands. Cape Bonavista, the headland of the Bonavista Peninsula, marks the southern entrance to the bay and is the reputed landfall (1497) of John Cabot, the discoverer of Newfoundland. Bonavista is the chief fishing town.
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The cleanest stage I can recollect seeing last summer was at Silver Hair Island in Bonavista Bay.
John's, Newfoundland, hosted by the Bonavista Bay Branch.
This paper draws upon historical documents, published works, and interviews conducted in Notre Dame Bay, Bonavista Bay, Trinity Bay, Conception Bay, and Placentia Bay in 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, and 2011 to examine the development of the Newfoundland crab fishery and the politics that have come to surround it in recent years.
She was born in Keels, Bonavista Bay, Canada the daughter of Henry T.
The 'Antis' of Plate Cove" was written by Mark Walker, the talented Bonavista Bay songwriter from Tickle Cove, a community not too far from Plate Cove.
William Wheeler of Keels, Bonavista Bay South, made furniture for his personal use or for friends.
Legend is that in 1497, while in search of gold and spices for King Henry VII, Cabot sailed into Bonavista Bay and cried "o buon vista" ("o happy site") on spying land.
Lastly, some comments will be made upon Bruce Mitchell's (this volume) thoughts on conflict with some illustrations from Bonavista Bay that support and build on his distinctions.
Two tests performed on icebergs in Bonavista Bay on the eastern coast of Newfoundland employed a prototype tool 3.
And the returns consistently reveal that the great bulk of fur--beaver, fox, marten--was trapped in Trinity and particularly in Bonavista Bay.
A missionary who spent thirteen years in Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland in the nineteenth century reported that people there often used the proverb "We must live in hopes, supposing we die in despair" (Sider 158).
At the end of the fishing season in 1849 he wrote about how a number of communities in Trinity Bay and Bonavista Bay which had come to rely on cod seines had experienced extreme shortfalls in catches.