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

The Forgotten Bay - revised edition 2013

A Historical Survey of Lark Harbour and York Harbour

in the Outer Bay of Islands


Updated 2013 November 20

This is my history of the Outer Bay of Islands.  Since I wrote the first version in 1997, I have completed more research and have incorporated it into this revision of the original.  The Chronology is also on line here.  The Bibliography and other notes which accompanied the original version are not yet on line, but will be added as they are revised.

Select the link below to download the PDF file.

The Forgotten Bay - revised 2013 Nov 20 - This file contains 95 pages with illustrations, including some in colour, and is 9.7mb in length.  Please allow sufficient time for the download.

Chronology - List of Main Events in History of Bay of Islands to 2013 - This file is a list of events with dates and downloads quite quickly.

Comments are welcomed.  If you find errors, let me know and I will then do my best to correct them.  Please email me at

More information about the book

Some readers may find the 100 plus footnotes of no interest.  I have tried to make the main text complete on its own, and you can ignore the footnotes if you wish.  They are there to make it easier to check the references, and in some cases they provide more details.  But the main text is sufficient if you want a less detailed account. 

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.