A Website and a Monthly Newsletter about the Outer Bay of Islands, Newfoundland

The Forgotten Bay

The Forgotten Bay : a Historical Survey of the Settlement of Lark Harbour and York Harbour

In this history I have attempted to show how and when the first settlements appeared in the Bay, the economic and other activity which took place, some of the personalities involved, and the difficulties they endured.

(1)  You may download the document at this link:

                                                    The Forgotten Bay.pdf

The document is 5.9Mb long, includes maps and pictures and may take some time to download.  If you prefer to read it online, use the link in the next paragraph number (2).

(2)  You may read the document on line at this link:                 

                                                          The Forgotten Bay.

However this is an earlier version and because it is on an archive server it cannot be updated.  It is text only, with no maps or pictures.

The downloadable version will be updated eventually.

Other available links:

Chronology - Important Events in the Outer Bay of Islands

Early Settlement -Lark Harbour & York Harbour

How our Towns got their intriguing names

Jacques Cartier in the Bay of Islands

City of St John's, Newfoundland - Pictures and Information

The Matthew - Visit of the 1997 replica of John Cabot's ship

The Newfoundland Railway  - Exhibit in Corner Brook






View down the Bay

From Crow Hill, Corner Brook, looking west, you can see Blow-Me-Down Mountain in the distance.  Route 450 to Lark Harbour follows the south (left) side of the Bay for about 50km and is delineated by the white buildings along the shore.

Blow-Me-Down Mountain from Copper Mine Brook near York Harbour

If you don't know where Newfoundland is . . . look here !

Congregation of St James Church, Lark Harbour, NL, sings "Silent Night", Christmas 2010

In 2010 the Anglican Church of Canada sponsored a project where churches across Canada could sing "Silent Night" and be presented on YouTube for all the world to see.

Click HERE to see and hear St James Church congregation singing.

Links to other pages on this website

The Bay of Islands  -  Information, pictures, map

The Town of Lark Harbour - History, Information, Pictures

The Town of York Harbour - History, Information, Pictures

The Church in the Outer Bay  - Early days of the Anglican Church

Some Interesting History   - Events & Items of interest in the Bay's History

Slide Show - Pictures around the Bay

Documents to Download - Past Blow-Me-Downers etc

Stuart's Newfie Webpage- Introduction to the archived page

Stuart's Newfie Webpage - direct link to the archived webpage

Guestbook - please sign it before you leave

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Links to other Websites

Here are some other websites that might be of interest:

Atlantic Canada Webring and Ringsurf list many websites relating to Atlantic Canada.  Lots to see here.