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The Antis of Plate Cove

Newfoundland joined the Canadian confederation in 1949.   The referendum was decided by a one percent margin.  But 1949 was not the first time that Newfoundlanders had discussed - or fought over - confederation.In 1869, Newfoundlanders voted in a general election to not join Canada.  The two sides in the debate

The Great Tsunami of 1929

Tsunamis are such uncommon events on the East Coast that the term itself is rarely used. Yet on November 18, 1929, the unthinkable occurred. A large­scale earthquake rocked the eastern coast of North America at 5:00 p.m. In St. John's, Newfoundland, although no serious damage was sustained, the quake shook

The Moyle R Shipwreck

This is the story of a shipwreck of one of the coastal boats, the Moyle R, which was delivering freight along the coast of the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland Labrador.  She sailed during the 1950's along with the coastal boats The Northern Ranger and the Springdale. The Moyle built