Place:Lower Island Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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NameLower Island Cove
TypeCommunity
Coordinates48.001°N 52.98°W
Located inNewfoundland and Labrador, Canada


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Lower Island Cove is a community located on the Bay de Verde Peninsula on the north shore of Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is a fishing community that has seen a decrease in residents since the collapse of the cod fishery.

History

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Legend says that a treasure was buried by the pirates at Flambro Head.

Lower Island Cove was once a thriving economic centre. Located on the northern entrance to Conception Bay, it once boasted three cod liver factories. And, before 1992, it had a thriving local fish plant. Photos at the Flambro Head Museum and Cafe attest to so many fish flakes at the turn of 1900 that hardly a spot of green grass was found in the settlement.

Timeline

  • 1600s – European migratory fishermen visit the area.
  • 1760s - Lawrence Coughlan is stationed at Harbour Grace and is the first known missionary to visit Lower Island Cove.
  • 1780 – Wesleyans construct a church.
  • 1796 – The community is first referred to as Lower Island Cove instead of just Island Cove to differentiate it from Upper Island Cove near Bay Roberts.
  • 1836 – The population is 551.
  • 1944 – Salvation Army establishes itself in the community.
  • 1990 – The community's boundaries are extended about 3 km along the highway from Redlands to Flambro Head.

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