p. 2012

No.  833.
C

EXTRACT  FROM  GENERAL  SCHEME  OF  THE FISHERY  AND  INHABITANTS  OF  NEWFOUNDLAND FOR  THE  YEAR  1765.

B.T. NEWFOUNDLAND.   VOL. 18.   T. 64.   1765.

——  
Chateau
in
Labradore.
On the Coast of Labradore within the Streights of Belle Isle.























Quintals of Fish
made by































British Fishing
Ships Inhabitants
  Carried to Foreign
Markets
Quintals of Fish
  Tons of Train Oil
made by
British Fishing
Ships Inhabitants
  Price of Train Oil pr Ton
  Value of Seal oil made last year

 


6,000
4,996


10,900

15½
11½





On the Fishery on the Coast of Labradore within ye Gulph of St. Lawrence only, was Empd 117 Sloops & Schooners with 1,563 men who killed 104 Whales which Yielded on an Average 140 Barrells of Oil & 2,000 Wt of good Bone all kill'd within a space of 30 Leagues and between the 14th May & 10th July.  The Winter Seal Fishery on the same Coast Carryd on by 107 men Yielded 500 Tons of Oil besides Fur, and the Furs from the Indians was very considerable, so that the Value of the Whale, Seal, Cod, Salmon, and Furs upon that part of the coast only, was at a moderate computation £100,000 and not one Old England Ship or Seaman Emplyd therein, nor a Seaman raised thereby for the service of the Fleet. such is ye Effect of letting ye Newfoundland Fishery run into Monopolie, That ye rest of our Merchants if they can’t have a Monopolie likewise, will let ye New England Men or Frenchmen, or any Body Run away with it.
     

[1927lab]


 

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