Sunday, February 05, 2006
Battle Harbour, Labrador
Battle Harbour, Labrador is a restored 19th century fishing village located on a small island in the Labrador Sea north of the Strait of Bell Isle. The community was the economic and social centre of southeastern Labrador for two centuries and was known as the Capital of Labrador. The reconstructed fishing premises are reminescent of an era long past and house a wealth of historic fishing artifacts. Small wooden houses and shingled fishing rooms dot the landscape. During the summer of 2004, I was fortuate to visit Battle Harbour with camera in hand. I have never forgotten the beauty of that place with it's ocean vistas , craggy rock outcrops and the haunting cries of the sea birds .