John Wood’s explores documents discussing the presence of Vikings in North America. He quotes the work of Arthur Weise who wrote The Discoveries of America to the Year 1525, published in 1884 and which discusses legends of lands to the … Continue reading PEOPLE: Did the Northmen discover Vinland in North America?
Explore Images like these from across Canada. Check them out by clicking here. Continue reading ART – Explore Images from Across Canada
Looking waaay back – Millionaire returns home to Fogo Island to help theglobeandmail.com Zita Cobb grew up on Fogo Island and returned to create Shorefast Foundation and make Fogo a geotourist destination. For Life Story on ACTION FIGURE: Zita Cobb … Continue reading EXPLORE: World-class Fogo Island, Newfoundland – The remarkable story of Zita Cobb
Some really interesting things to see back in 2004. Really, really want to do this trip again. One of my favourite places in Canada. Continue reading EXPLORE- Assorted photos from beautiful St. John’s NFLD back in 2004
See a colorized and edited vintage B&W drawing of the fishing vessel Village Belle – NFLD 1919 . If you would like a copy for your wall or publications let us know and we will let you know what is … Continue reading COLORIZED – The Fishing Vessel Village Belle – NFLD 1919
If this is true then in gives hope to fisheries recoveries up and down the Atlantica coast. But, clearly it will require adjustments and sensible management in the face of impacts to the fishermen themselves. Are we ready? History says … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Cod recovery ‘quite spectacular’ in Newfoundland and Labrador – but more time needed for recovery.
A gold coin was found this summer by Edward Hynes, a local amateur historian. Considered to be the oldest English coin ever discovered in Canada, this quarter noble was minted in London sometime between 1422 AD and 1427 AD. Click … Continue reading TREASURE – 1422 Medieval Coin discovered in Newfoundland – by Ashley Cowie
BEOTHUCK FACTS? – 23 Friday Nov 2012POSTED BY NLARCHAEOLOGY IN BOYD’S COVE, NEWFOUNDLAND Beothuk sites in red. Many people in Newfoundland and Labrador believe they have a good understanding of the Beothuk. Yet there is still a great deal of … Continue reading PEOPLE: More about the Beothuk in NFLD/LAB
A GREAT STORY FROM ANCIENT-ORIGINS.NET CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE STORY!! The Beothuck Key Finding a Lost Chinese-Norse Civilization in Canada Continue reading PEOPLE: The Beothuck Key: Finding a Lost Chinese-Norse Civilization in Canada
Created before the pandemic, this wikibook outlines the attractions you could enjoy on a trip to Newfoundland and Labrador. Things may have change somewhat but still a great guide to use for a real or virtual trip. check it out … Continue reading WIKIBOOK – Go Downeast to Newfoundland and Labrador
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Anyone who has visited a true rain forest, whether in the Amazon, British Columbia, or Asia, must be struck by the dampness below the massive canopy of ancient trees, a canopy that holds and maintains water that is vital to … Continue reading ISSUES – How deforestation of the Amazon has led to issues that threaten our global future. Meanwhile here at home ….
FROM – Sustainable Ancient Aquaculture – National Geographic Society (blogs) Lessons We Can Learn from Ancient Aquaculture Technology Use plant-based feeds instead of wild fish; Use integrated polyculture practices such as IMTA; Reduce nitrogen and chemical pollution through multi-trophic aquaculture; … Continue reading ISSUES: Lessons We Need to Learn from Ancient Aquaculture Technology
Replicas of Norse houses from 1,000 years ago in L’anse Aux Meadow, Newfoundland. WOLFGANG KAEHLER/LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES From the 9th to 11th centuries A.D., Viking explorers ventured out into the northern Atlantic Ocean. Long lasting colonies were established on … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Vikings In North America? New Evidence Points To Extended Occupation In Newfoundland
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23rd, 2018 The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says a dramatic decline in northern cod below 1992’s moratorium level reflects “epic” mismanagement that isn’t characteristic of the federal Department of Fisheries … Continue reading FISHERIES – FISH-NL calls for independent investigation of ‘epic’ mismanagement of northern cod stock by DFO – Has anything changed?
Source: THE AMAZING STORY OF THE SS BELLAVENTURE’S RESCUES – Payhip The strange tale of a heroic ship with ties to both Russia and Newfoundland prompted one Russian diplomat to mark the anniversary of its demise. Click to access ss-bellaventure-this-doomed-ship-saved-newfoundlanders-defended-russians-final.pdf Continue reading LOOKING BACK: The Amazing Story of the SS Bellaventure Rescue Ship in NFLD
Source: DOWNEAST EXPLORERS GUIDE – NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR – Payhip Created before the pandemic, this wikibook outlines the attractions you could enjoy on a trip to Newfoundland and Labrador. Things may change of course. Click to access newfoundland-labrador-1.pdf Continue reading DOWNEAST EXPLORERS GUIDE – NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
Aviation extends over more than two thousand years, beginning with kite flying in China, attempts at tower jumping, balloons, moving forward to supersonic, and hypersonic flight by powered, heavier-than-air jets and more recently to unmanned drones. Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th-century … Continue reading EXPLORE: Planes and Things
Abandoned mines and deserted islands, Zodiac boat rides and foraged meals … all this awaits you in Newfoundland. *********************************************** Join us for a week full of adventure, storytelling, and windswept landscapes. We’ll visit three of Newfoundland’s most unique and historic … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Now here is a trip I would like to take!! Secrets of Newfoundland
Glooscap’s Legends – Just finished digitally enhancing Glooscap Legend images from 1884. Check it out. There are stories from up and down the coast. Choose your favorite canvas prints, framed prints, greeting cards if you wish. All products are produced on-demand, … Continue reading Art – Glooscap’s Legends
21 Sep 2011 By Margie Goldsmith The Huffington Post I plunge into the 32-degree waters off Bell Island, Newfoundland and descend with my dive buddy to the S.S. Saganaga. This former iron ore carrier — along with the S.S. … Continue reading EXPLORE – Diving Newfoundland’s World War II shipwrecks
Great Auks, drawn by John James Audubon in Birds of America. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH/PUBLIC DOMAIN On December 20, 1792, … Continue reading MYSTERIES: What’s A Woggin? A Bird, a Word, and a Linguistic Mystery
Saltscapes Magazine – 2016 Red Bay, Labrador: Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site Written by Keith and Heather Nicol. Atlantic Canada lays claim to six of the 17 Canadian UNESCO World Heritage sites. Besides Red Bay, there are two others … Continue reading EXPLORE – A whale of a history in Labrador
I’ve been looking for a list of retail art outlets in Newfoundland. and this is a list from a well known SJ artist. Check her and the shops out in person or online. *********************** Retail Locations – carrying my art … Continue reading ART: Some retail art shops in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Whale Alert – Reducing Ship Strikes – Worldwide Whale Alert helps reduce the chance of fatal ship strikes by large vessels by displaying active whale management areas, required reporting areas, recommended routes, areas-to-be-avoided and near real-time warnings in shipping lanes … Continue reading WHALES: Reducing Ship Strikes Worldwide with Whale Alert App – Still available
Fogo Island Inn – Investing in a community on a remote island in Newfoundland. A remarkable story worth reading! ************************ Step outside and discover our seven seasons on Fogo Island. You’ll find yourself engulfed in a rugged northern landscape. Only … Continue reading EXPLORE: A Remarkable Community Development – Fogo Island Inn
One in a series of Wikibooks covering the Atlantic Coast. Download it and take it with you as a guide!! Click to access newfoundland-labrador.pdf Continue reading EXPLORE: Go Downeast to Newfoundland & Labrador
Buried under the tundra on a windy cape of Baffin Island lies one of the most important archeological finds in Canada. An untrained eye would miss it—but not scientist Pat Sutherland. Her new work here at the place they call … Continue reading The Norse: An Arctic Mystery