Photo of the Day: North Eastern Fish Industries, Harbour Grace, ca. 1950

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From a postcard series of Harbour Grace: “North Eastern Fish Industries, Water Front, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, R 16,” ca. 1950.

Photo source: Conception Bay Museum archives, photo no. 2009-814.

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Photo of the Day: Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, ca. 1950

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From a postcard series of Harbour Grace: “Victoria Street, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, R 4” ca. 1950.

Some historic structures visible in this photograph include:

  • Goodland House (ca. 1850)
  • Victoria Manor (1830)
  • Masonic Lodge No. 476 A.F. and A.M., S.C. (1868)
  • St. Peter’s Church (ca. 1907)

Photo source: Conception Bay Museum archives, photo no. 2009-99905-1.

 

Museum Fundraising Concert, Feb. 16

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Enjoy local music? Want to support our community’s heritage? Come to the Conception Bay Museum’s Fundraising Concert on Saturday, February 16, at St. Paul’s Hall, Harbour Grace. Musical acts include local favourites Chad Hunt, Long Drung, Pam Parsons, Paul & Brenda Stevenson, John Smith & Benny Lewis, and Kaitlyn Noel. There’ll be door prizes and the final 50/50 draw, too!

Event starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and available at the Harbour Grace Town Office, or by contacting Brenda Hunt-Stevenson (596-7549) or Patrick Collins (596-2172).

Proceeds from this event will go toward hiring a senior Coordinator/Curator for the third consecutive summer!

Date: Saturday, Feburary 16, 2019

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $15.00. Tickets available at the Harbour Grace Town Office, or by contacting Brenda Hunt-Stevenson (596-7549) or Patrick Collins (596-2172).

Photo of the Day: East End, Harbour Grace, ca. 1950

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Taken from a postcard series of Harbour Grace, ca. 1950. Caption reads: “East End, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, R 18.”

Some historic structures visible in this photograph include:

  • Knights of Columbus, Dalton Council (ca. 1909)
  • St. Paul’s Church (1837)
  • Masonic Lodge No. 476 A.F. and A.M., S.C. (1867)
  • Old Post Office (ca. 1910)
  • Coughlan United Church
  • Point of Beach Lighthouse (1850) & R.D. McRae buildings
  • Customs House (1870)

 
Photo source: Conception Bay Museum archives, photo no. 2009-815-2.

Photo of the Day: Harbour Grace Island, ca. 1950

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Taken from a postcard series of Harbour Grace, ca. 1950. Caption: “Harbour Grace Island, Newfoundland, R 5.”

Like its neighbour Carbonear Island, Harbour Grace Island had several rough fishing stages in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. To the left of this photo is “Eastern Rock,” where a Spanish galleon, the St. Malo, reportedly beached during a battle with Peter Easton’s fleet. Over a century later, during his “Winter War” of 1696-7, Pierre Le Moyne D’Iberville destroyed stages and captured fishermen on Harbour Grace Island.

Photo source: Conception Bay Museum archives, photo no. 2009-809.