Popultion & Economy 1732

This article is published with permission of John Mannion.  It has several references to Placenita. Click on link to view:

Population and Economy: Geographical Perspectives on Newfoundland in 1732

History of Argentia Base

For the history of the U.S. Base at Argentia, NL, click on the attachment:

History of Argentia Base

Le Vieux Fort

Click on the attachment to read about Le Vieux Fort written by Cyril Bambrick.

Le Vieux Fort


Treaty of Utrecht

This is from the Treaty of Utrecht about Newfoundland.  To read the whole treaty go here.

Article 13.The Island called Newfoundland, with the adjacent islands, shall, from this time forward, belong of right wholly to Great Britain; and to that end the town and fortress of Placentia, and whatever other places in the said island, are in the possession of the French, shall be yielded and given up .... Moreover it shall not be lawful for the subjects of France to fortify any place in the said Island of Newfoundland, or to erect any buildings there, besides stages made of boards, and huts necessary and usual for fishing and drying of fish; or to resort to the said island beyond the time necessary for fishing and drying of fish. But it shall be allowed to the subjects of France, to catch fish, and to dry them on land, in that part only, and in no other besides that, of the said Island of Newfoundland, which stretches from the place called Cape Bonavista, to the northern point of the said island, and from thence running down the western side, reaches as far as the place called Point Riche. But the island called Cape Breton, as also all others, both in the mouth of the river St. Lawrence and in the Gulf of the same name, shall hereafter belong of right to the French ....

Hillier, J.K. 1998 "Treaty of Utrecht, 1713"http://www.heritage.nf.ca/exploration/utrecht.htmlLast visited 15 July, 2013

Placentia's Diverse History

Placentia has had an exciting and diverse history. Click on attachment to see articel.

Placentia's Diverse Hiistory.


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