People moving a house across the sea, during resettlement of communities. Such communities as this were depopulated through resettlement programs of the provincial government between 1954 and 1975.Resettlement in Newfoundland terms was an organized approach to centralize the population into growth areas. Attempts of resettlement were thrust upon outport residents and whole communities between 1954 and 1975 which resulted in the abandonment of 300 communities and nearly 30,000 people moved.
Canada has two national war memorials. One in Ottawa and the other here in St. Johns. It was erected at King's Beach on Water Street where, in 1583, Sir Humphrey Gilbert claimed Newfoundland for England and started the British Empire in doing so. It was formally unveiled on Memorial Day, July 1, 1924 by Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig. The term "National" refers to this monument being built by the nation of Newfoundland before it became part of Canada in 1949..