Fort Frederick, Placentia, 1786
The military presence at Newfoundland helped create jobs for residents. Naval officers, government officials, magistrates, and other members of the local elite employed servants, physicians, teachers, and other workers.
From the logbook of H.M.S. Pegasus, 1786. Watercolour by James S. Meres. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (C-002532) Ottawa, Ontario.