Place:Burnt Point, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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NameBurnt Point
TypeCommunity
Coordinates47.959°N 53.036°W
Located inNewfoundland and Labrador, Canada


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Burnt Point a small Canadian fishing village in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

It is located on the north side of Conception Bay on the Bay de Verde Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland.

History

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  • 1810 - First fishing premises are believed to be owned by Andrew Layman and John Tucker.
  • 1869 - Census records a population of 115. The first church and road have been built by this date.
  • 1880 - The first post office is in operation.
  • 1905 - A lighthouse is built at Burnt Point.
  • 1915 - July: the Railway is built going through Burnt Point to Bay de Verde.
  • 1920 - The first public wharf is built.
  • 1921 - Two cod-liver oil factories are established.
  • 1930 - During a storm the ship Dekult runs ashore and claims many lives.
  • 1933 - The Railway takes it toll and is completely hauled up by November.

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