Harbour Breton

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Harbour Breton
Town
Harbour Breton is located in Newfoundland
Harbour Breton
Harbour Breton
Location of Harbour Breton in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 47°29′N 55°50′W / 47.483°N 55.833°W / 47.483; -55.833
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,711
 • Density 124.6/km2 (323/sq mi)
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709
Website Community Website

Harbour Breton is a small fishing community on the Connaigre Peninsula in Fortune Bay, on the south coast of the island of Newfoundland in Canada. It is the largest center on the Connaigre Peninsula and was long considered the unofficial capital of Fortune Bay. Many residents resettled from Sagona Island, Jersey Harbour, Little Bay West, Miller's Passage, Red Cove, and Grole.

Industrial history[edit]

Newman Co.

Harbour Breton is known for its rich fishing history. The first major company to take up post in Hr. Breton was Newman & Co. Based in England and famous for its port wine, this company happened upon the value of the town's marine climate in its wine aging process. Other notable companies in Harbour Breton include Fishery Products International (FPI), which removed itself from the town in April 2005 after a long and prosperous stay (which resulted in many people and their families leaving the town). More recently, the Cookes Group of Companies has renovated the plant used by FPI and re-opened its doors, relieving much economical stress on the town in December 2006. Since then, many people have relocated to Harbour Breton.

Climate[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harbour Breton". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 

Coordinates: 47°29′N 55°50′W / 47.483°N 55.833°W / 47.483; -55.833