Southern Shore, Avalon Peninsula Field Guide: A Cultural-Historical Perspective

Lay Summary 

The shore stretching south from St. John’s to Trepassey was one of the first areas in North America to be visited regularly by Europeans. One of the most distinctive enduring legacies of early exploration is the names Europeans imposed on the coast. Capes, headlands, offshore islands and large harbours were among the first features to be given names that are still recognizable. Most early place names were Portuguese, or French and English translations. This field guide offers an introduction to settlement patterns and fishing strategies of the early European settlers. The focus is on communities along the Southern Shore of the Avalon Peninsula: the outports, Cape Spear, Petty Harbour, the Goulds, Bay Bulls, Brigus South, Ferryland, and Calvert.

Departments 
Geography
Communities 
Bay Bulls
Brigus South
Calvert
Ferryland
Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
History
Culture
Material Culture
Industry Sectors 
Heritage Institutions
Provincial and Territorial Public Administration
Local, Municipal and Regional Public Administration
Start date 
1 Jan 1997