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Division No. 9 (North Peninsula) Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Markers

 
Thrombolites or Living Rocks Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2014
Thrombolites or Living Rocks Marker
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 9 (North Peninsula)), Flower's Cove — Thrombolites or Living Rocks
These are critically endangered microbial structures. Thrombolites-building micro-organisms resemble the earliest form of life on Earth. These organisms were the only known form of life from 3.5 billion to 650 million years ago. These are some of . . . — Map (db m79656) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 9 (North Peninsula)), Sally's Cove — Green PointCambrian-Ordovician Boundary / La limite Cambrien-Ordovicien
English: In 2000, the global stratotype for the boundary between the Cambrian and Ordovician systems was designated here at Green Point by the International Commission of Stratigraphy. It is located within a bed of shale and limestone . . . — Map (db m79654) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 9 (North Peninsula)), St Lunaire-Griquet — L’Anse aux Meadows
English: Discovered in 1960, this is the first authenticated Norse site found in North America and could be Leif Ericsson's short-lived Vinland camp. Some time about AD 1000 Norse seafarers established a base here from which they . . . — Map (db m79611) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 9 (North Peninsula)), St Lunaire-Griquet — The End of a Quest: L’aboutissement d’une quêteFishing for the Past: À la recherche du passé
English: Following clues in the ancient Icelandic sagas, and the writings of Viking scholars and enthusiasts, Norwegian writer and explorer Helge Ingstad arrived at L’Anse aux Meadows in 1960. When he asked whether there were any unusual . . . — Map (db m79650) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 9 (North Peninsula)), St. Anthony — Fox Point Lightouse(Fishing Point)
In 1912, a light was established at the south entrance of St. Anthony Harbour replacing the original harbour light placed there in 1906. The white occulting light was installed in a cast-iron light tower. It exhibited 20.5 meters (67 feet) above . . . — Map (db m79667) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 9 (North Peninsula)), St. Anthony — Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell1865-1940
English: Born in England and trained in medicine, Grenfell gave 50 years of service to the people of northern Newfoundland and Labrador, and became a legend in his own time. He and those he inspired brought medical, spiritual and . . . — Map (db m79610) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 9 (North Peninsula)), St. Anthony — St. AnthonyPopulation 2,996 (1996)
St. Anthony Haven By tradition St. Anthony harbour was named by French explorer Jacque Cartier in 1534. Indeed, it is probable that the long, deep and sheltered harbour was already well-known to fishermen of the French province of . . . — Map (db m79668) HM

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