Aquaforte

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Aquaforte
Town
Aquaforte is located in Newfoundland
Aquaforte
Aquaforte
Location of Aquaforte in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 47°00′22″N 52°57′34″W / 47.00611°N 52.95944°W / 47.00611; -52.95944
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Incorporated 1972
Population (2011)
 • Total 83
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709

Aquaforte is a Canadian town on the south shore of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The town's economy has always rested primarily on fishing. The harbour has been used as a seasonal fishing station since the 1670s. However, the first permanent residents did not settle in Aquaforte until the early 1800s. [1] It is located 4 miles from Ferryland and 40 miles from St. John's by water. It has one of the safest harbors in the island and cod was its main industry. In 1902 a resident from Norway, Anders Ellefsen, constructed a factory to process whales in the community. The plant operated for a few years but had to shut down around 1908 because of a decline in the whale population.[1] It was incorporated as a community in 1972. [2]

Historical Population[edit]

Census Population
1836 125[1]
1869 213[1]
1891 172[1]
1921 233[3]
1996 172[4]
2001 133[4]
2006 103[5]
2011 83[6]


See also[edit]

Coordinates: 47°00′22″N 52°57′34″W / 47.00611°N 52.95944°W / 47.00611; -52.95944

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Smallwood, Joseph R. (1981). Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador (1. ed., 3. print. ed.). St. John's: Newfoundland Book Publishers. pp. 56–57. ISBN 0-920508-14-6. 
  2. ^ "Irish Loop Community Profile". Municipalities NL. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Newfoundland 1921 Census - Aquaforte". Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "2001 Community Profile - Aquaforte". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles - Aquaforte". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Census Profile - Aquaforte". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 9 January 2013.