Matching Articles"16th Century" (Total 58)

  • 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.
  • Page 4 of a sample of miscellaneous artifacts unearthed at the Colony of Avalon.
  • Page 3 of a sample of miscellaneous artifacts unearthed at the Colony of Avalon.
  • Navigators in the 1500s had few tools to work with: the magnetic compass, the log, the lead line, the quadrant, and dead reckoning.
  • How the migratory fishery came to be in Newfoundland and Labrador, lasting for more than three centuries before giving way to a resident industry.
  • The Portuguese pioneered the European exploration of the Atlantic Ocean. Some historians believe that Portuguese mariners reached Newfoundland before Cabot.
  • Extract from 'The voyage of Master Charles Leigh...,' by Richard Hakluyt, dated 1597, and dealing with cod, fisheries, ships, and boats.
  • Information about the migratory fishery and the patterns permanent settlement around Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • In late 16th century England, there was a growing interest in planting colonies in North America, including Newfoundland.
  • Establishment of the colony of St. John's in the 16th century.
  • France was one of the earliest European nations to engage in the migratory fishery and dominated the industry throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • French migrations to Newfoundland and Labrador began in the early 16th century and lasted for approximately 400 years.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador's cod fishery was the major pull factor attracting French settlers to the colony from the 16th through 19th centuries.
  • The Irish played an important role in both the migratory and resident fisheries at Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Information about the history of St. John's, NL from 1500-1815.