Brigus, Newfoundland

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"Hawthorne Cottage was the Brigus, Newfoundland, home of famous Arctic explorer Captain Bob Bartlett. The cottage is a fine example of the Picturesque style of architecture in Newfoundland and is furnished with artifacts and memorabilia from Captain Bob's voyages."

Explore historic Hawthorne Cottage, the Brigus, Newfoundland home of arctic explorer Captain Bob Bartlett. Learn about our many contributions to this National Historic Site.

Bob Bartlett. Born in Brigus, Newfoundland, Bartlett was the eldest of ten children born to William James Bartlett and Mary J. Leamon, and heir to a family tradition of seafaring.He grew up in Hawthorne Cottage in Brigus. By the age of 17, he mastered his first ship and began a life-long love affair with the Arctic. Bartlett spent more than 50 years mapping and exploring the waters of the Far North and led over 40 expeditions to the Arctic, more than anyone before or since.

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Historic Brigus

Historic Brigus

Historic Brigus

Historic Brigus

Brigus – Newfoundland and Labrador – A Charming Town Reminiscent of Old England

Brigus is a quaint historic town in Newfoundland and Labrador with stunning coastal views and the legacy of a famous sea captain.

Historic Brigus

Historic Brigus

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