Lord's Cove

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Lord's Cove
Town
Lord's Cove is located in Newfoundland
Lord's Cove
Lord's Cove
Location of Lord's Cove in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 46°52′55″N 55°40′25″W / 46.88194°N 55.67361°W / 46.88194; -55.67361Coordinates: 46°52′55″N 55°40′25″W / 46.88194°N 55.67361°W / 46.88194; -55.67361
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Area
 • Land 30.91 km2 (11.93 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 175
 • Density 5.7/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Postal code span A0E
Area code(s) 709

Lord's Cove is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The town had a population of 175 in the Canada 2011 Census. Lord's Cove has a rich inshore fishing history and heritage.

On November 18, 1929, a tsunami, triggered by an offshore earthquake on the Grand Banks, killed Sarah Rennie and her three children, Bernard, Rita and Patrick, and destroyed the fishing property and provisions of most of Lord Cove's fishers.

Lord's Cove is an ideal birdwatching area with established colonies of Leach's storm-petrel and Manx Shearwater nearby at Middle Lawn Island. The colony of Manx Shearwaters near "the Cove" is the only known North American colony of the burrowing seabird. On July 20, 2009, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced the creation of the Lawn Islands Archipelago Provisional Ecological Reserve which consists of Middle Lawn Island, Offer Island and Columbier Islands. In addition to the large colonies of Manx Shearwaters and Leach’s storm petrels, the ecological reserve at Lawn Islands will protect a number of additional breeding seabird species, namely herring gulls, great black backed gulls, black guillemots, black-legged kittiwakes, common murres and arctic terns.

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