St. John’s harbour, 1905.
The Spanish influenza reached Newfoundland on 30 September 1918 when a steamer carrying three infected crewmen docked at St. John’s harbour. The country's ports, shipping schedules, and global trade relations made it vulnerable to the disease.
Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 03.07.013), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.