Matching Articles"Exploration" (Total 26)

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  • More Europeans at the end of the 15th century were engaged in fishing than in any other occupation except farming.
  • The Basque whalers of France and Spain enjoyed at least 50 years of prosperity off the Labrador coast hunting whales during the 16th century.
  • Early Cartography of Newfoundland and Labrador--Exploration--Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web
  • Information about the islands St. Pierre and Miquelon from their initial discovery by Joas Alvarez Fagundes, to the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.
  • Information about initial settlement schemes for Newfoundland.
  • Information about English and French exploration in the early 16th century.
  • Newfoundland with its adjacent waters was originally viewed as a cod fishery, an important supplement to fisheries carried on in European waters.
  • Introductory page for the historical documents relating to Ferryland, giving explanations for the selction of documents, spelling and punctuation, and correct citation.
  • Table of Contents for the historical documents relating to Ferryland.
  • A list of some Ferryland residents from 1597 to the 19th century whose surnames begin with the letters A-D.
  • A list of some Ferryland residents from 1597 to the 19th century whose surnames begin with the letters I-L.
  • A list of some Ferryland residents from 1597 to the 19th century whose surnames begin with the letters M-P.
  • A list of some Ferryland residents from 1597 to the 19th century whose surnames begin with the letters Q-T.
  • Introductory page for a list of Ferryland residents from 1597 to the 19th century.
  • From the very beginning of colonization, France was an important participant in the exploration and exploitation of Newfoundland.
  • A brief history of Labrador, including the importance of the fishery, permanent settlement, and relations with Quebec and with Newfoundland.
  • John Cabot may have discovered an ocean route from Europe to North America, but this information did little to clarify the geography of eastern Canada.
  • The Matthew was the ship in which John Cabot sailed from Bristol to North America in 1497.
  • A brief overview of the history of the migratory fishery on the east coast of Newfoundland. Ferryland is highlighted as a port.
  • Navigators in the 1500s had few tools to work with: the magnetic compass, the log, the lead line, the quadrant, and dead reckoning.