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  1. BradentonBill
    December 5, 2018

    You must travel to NEWFOUNDLAND the adventure is fantastic. But, beware you may not want to leave. I was there in Aug.2018 and I didn’t want to leave.

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    • gary
      August 28, 2019

      Tks for that comment, great to know u enjoyed your visit here, welcome back anytime, God Bless

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  2. marina
    November 15, 2018

    when did the vikings left canada ?

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    • gary
      August 28, 2019

      Marina, they left long before the name Canada was heard of over 1000 yrs ago

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  3. Yuri
    January 19, 2018

    man this was a good story but I really would like to know if the vikings settled in British Columbia

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  4. tsi
    September 18, 2015

    As I understand it, the Portuguese were fishing the Grand Banks prior to Columbus. He and an uncle made trips to Greenland for narwhal horns, and Portuguese traded there, as well. the Portuguese fished, but also took slaves. Most coastal Native Americans were pacifistic, at least up to a point (the Vikings have a saga about being wiped out by them after killing so many). Slaves brought a greater return than cod, with less trouble. Ancestors (Lenape) have stories of slave raids long before Cabot encountered them. there’s an old, macabre joke that so many Native Americans went to Portugal from the Americas they were going to apply to the Us for reservation status.

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    • ross
      August 28, 2019

      Very true the portuguese did fish the grand banks before john cabot came, portugal has maps of island of newfoundland, mind a little different in shape than today lol, but i think dated in late 1300s, make one think did cabot somehow get his hands on one & knew where he was sailing? i know my forefathers on dads side came from portugal to settle in nl in 1700s,& i”m sure their forefathers fished the g banks before them

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  5. Jaime
    December 28, 2014

    Hello,

    Just a quick note to correct a discrepancy here: L’Anse Aux Meadows is on the western side of the island of Newfoundland, yes, but the peninsula on which it is located is the Northern Peninsula.

    Cheers!
    J

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