Captain Cook's charts of Harbour Grace/Carbonear and Trinity Harbour Newfoundland from 1767, interesting to me because these are the harbours in the Ghost Ship Resolven story. She set out from Harbour Grace one evening in 1884 and was found abandoned two days later in Trinity Bay. Was she running for Trinity to escape fog, icebergs, or for some other reason?
This beautiful ship, the Morgenster, is the closest thing you could see to the sailing vessel Resolven, found abandoned in Newfoundland waters in the 1880s. She is brig-rigged, like the Resolven, and of a similar size. Seeing her under sail in this film gives me an idea of how my great-grandfather's ship might have looked at sea
The writer of this page Will Wain is coming to Newfoundland next week for a historic meeting. Please see the web site below for more details. If anyone would like to meet me next week to share their memories of Deer Harbour or the Motion Lighthouse please message the page! I've been told that the weather in NL has been poor, so I am hoping for some sunshine and fair winds for everybody. Best wishes, from Will www.smallersky.com
This photo was kindly sent to me courtesy of Southwest Arm historical society. It shows a lady named Fanny Cooper on the cable bridge connecting Random Harbour with the Motion Lighthouse.I believe the Cooper family used to look after the lighthouse. I am hoping to trace anyone of this family still living in the Random Island / Clarenville area of NL.
The community of Deer Harbour before resettlement. From here, the pocket watch found on the mystery man's body went to St John's in the 1920s with a man named Cooper and was lost. I am looking for this old pocket watch that may be somewhere in St John's, or maybe came back to the Random Island area. If anyone knows of such a watch (like the one in the picture) please message the Page
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