Watercolour of St. John's Harbour, late 18th century
Permanent settlement of Newfoundland, diversification of the fishing industry, and the growth of St. John's as a commercial center by the turn of the 19th century helped end the transatlantic migratory fishery.
Artist unknown. “View of Upper end of the Harbour from a Little below Fort William (St. John's).” Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (Acc. No. 1996-381).