Friday, April 21, 2006

Battle Harbour Landscape

Battle Harbour, Labrador, was a fishing station in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and was known as "The Capital of Labrador". A Grenfell Mission was established in the community in the early 1900's. To the right can be seen St. James the Apostle Anglican Church designed by Englishman Rev. Grey who visited the community in 1846. In 1852, construction began on ths church which became the focal point for the spiritual needs of both the resident and migratory fishermen. This church is the oldest non-Moravaian church in Labrador.

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Genevieve Netz said...

It is interesting how the trim on the corners of the buildings is painted to match the roofs. I like the way the flag looks with the sun on it.