Naval vessels at St. John's Harbour, 1786
Newfoundland and Labrador experienced tremendous social and economic changes during the late-18th and early-19th centuries, which helped to end the period of naval government.
From the logbook of H.M.S. Pegasus, 1786. Watercolour by James S. Meres. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (C-002539) Ottawa, Ontario.