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The Matthew (1994 replica of the boat on which John Cabot sailed to Newfoundland in 1497)

1994 replica of the boat on which John Cabot sailed to Newfoundland in 1497 the first European ship to reach America.

Newfoundland Local Sayings

Newfoundland Local Sayings // "Stuffed to the gills" is a Newfoundland saying? I just thought it was a colloquialism!

A Newfoundland Crab boat, owned by Ross Petten from Port de Grave, navigates some choppy water on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland .

Impressive pictures of a fishing ship caught in the middle of a storm on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Impressive pictures of a fishing ship caught in the middle of a storm on the Grand

You know it's hot when the Moose need to cool off!  Only on the Rock!!

I live in Alaska and I've seen mama moose bring their calves into a yard to play in these pools because they know they will be safe there. It's the neatest thing to see a brand new moose calf frolic in your yard. Pure happiness on gangly legs.

The ocean around the rocky shores of Newfoundland were once so full of cod that explorer John Cabot marveled in 1497 that they virtually blocked his ship. In the centuries to follow, fish became the one of the only reasons anyone ever came to Newfoundland, or stayed.    Canadians had traditionally fished mainly in waters relatively closer to shore, in small craft using traditional techniques such as traps, jigging from a dory, or small inshore gill-nets, longlines. Cod stocks ... Gone by…

Atlantic cod stocks are recovering in the Grand Banks, new fisheries figures show.