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[19] At 5.20 p.m., we followed up our course to the eastward, and the next day, at 4 a.m., we came to anchor at Ile à Bois. In Anse aux Blancs Sablons I found 15 schooners, and at Green Island 8 others, all engaged at cod-fishing ; among the latter there were four French schooners. I boarded each of them, and, after having told their masters that they had no right to fish on the British shores, ordered them to depart as soon as the weather would permit them to do so. [20]
On the 13th and 14th the weather was bad. I went to Ile à Bois, and a second time to Green Island, then to Bradore, to see that the French schooners had left our shores. [21-68]

30 Annual Report of Pierre Fortin, Stipendiary Magistrate, Commander of the .... Protection of the Fisheries in the Gulf of St. Lawrence during 1866, pp. 19-20, 68-69.

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[8] On the 12th, in the evening, we left this Station, and the next day we arrived at Meccatina.
From that place I continued along the North Shore as far as Blanc Sablons, stopping at all the [9] principal places, as may be seen by the extracts from the log-book, and granting Fishing Licenses wherever it was necessary to do so.
There we met twelve schooners, nine of which were from Esquimaux Point, one from Nova Scotia, and two from Newfoundland in the Harbour at Sheep Bay five, four of which were from the Magdalen Islands, and the other from Nova Scotia ; in Blanc Sablon Bay forty vessels, one of which was a brig, one was a brigantine, and thirty-eight were fishing schooners. [9-17]


“ During our stay at Blanc Sablon, I visited Wood Island, Little Harbour, Long Point, Sandy Bay and Bradore Bay. Order reigned in all those places. [18-50]

31 Reports of Pierre Fortin and Théophile Tétu, Stipendiary Magistrates in command of the Expedition for the Protection of the Fisheries in the Gulf of St. Lawrence during 1867. Ottawa, 1868, pp. 8-17, 50-51.

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