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No. 496.

EXTRACTS FROM REPORT BY MR. GEORGE SIMMS, J.P., OF COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS, LABRADOR.



Indian Island North Point,                
Esquimaux Bay, Monday, Aug. 27, 1827.     

      Timber of very large dimensions is said to abound at the head of Gross Water, on the Kinnamish and North West Rivers, Mast pieces from 18 to 26 inches at the partners and crooked ships timber spruce and birch, sufficiently large to build ships of four hundred tons burthen. Mr. Birds establishment intend building two large schooners at Kinnamish the ensuing winter.
      The following vessels are employed in the cod fishery at the different ports in Esquimaux Bay.

        At Tub Harbor there are    .      .      .      .      2 brigs
        ”          ”        ”          ”      .      .      .      .       1 schooner
        ” Cuff Harbor            .      .      .      .      .       1      ”
        ” Mullins Cove          .      .      .      .      .        1 brig
        ” Indian Island south side          .      .      .       6 schooners
        ”      ”      ”       Americans        .      .      .       3      ”
        ” Rigolet              .      .      .      .      .      .      1      ”
        ” Mew Harbor          .      .      .      .      .        1      ”
        ” Fish Cove        .      .      .      .      .      .       1      ”
        ” Indian Harbor, North Point    .      .      .       1 brig
        ”         ”           ”          ”             .      .      .      2 schooners
        ”         ”          ”Americans         .      .      .       8      ”
                                                                              —
                       Total in Esquimaux Bay     .      .      28 vessels
                                                                             —

      An extensive trade in Fur is carried on with the Indians in this Bay, and nearly as far North as the Moravian Settlements.

[1927lab]

 

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