James Yonge's map of Ferryland, ca. 1663.
In 1663/1664, 16-year-old James Yonge visited Ferryland as a surgeon aboard a ship from
Plymouth, England. During his stay in Newfoundland, or shortly threreafter, Yonge sketched a
map of "Feryland" [Ferryland] within the pages of his journal. Yonge's
map illustrates the prime location of Ferryland's harbour which, from the early 1500s,
proved to be a favourite location for ships participating in the lucrative Newfoundland
From F.N.L. Poynter, ed., The Journal of James Yonge, 1647-1721,
Plymouth Surgeon (London: Longman, Green & Co. Ltd., ©1963) Plate 4 A:
"Part of the coast of Newfoundland, showing Ferryland", facing 81.