Hawke's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Hawke's Bay
Town
Official seal of Hawke's Bay
Seal
Hawke's Bay is located in Newfoundland
Hawke's Bay
Hawke's Bay
Location of Hawke's Bay in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 50°36′50″N 57°10′00″W / 50.61389°N 57.16667°W / 50.61389; -57.16667
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Settled early 20th century
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709
Website Town Website

Hawke's Bay is a town at the mouth of Torrent River southeast of Point Riche in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

History[edit]

The town was named after Edward Hawke by James Cook in 1766. This was to commemorate Hawke's victory in the Battle of Quiberon Bay in 1759. Although Hawke's Bay was used as an enclave during the early struggle for North America by both the English and French navies, it was not until the early 20th century that Michael Walsh became the first permanent settler. In 1903, a whaling station was established on the north side of the bay, but it closed the following year. Sydney Cotton ran the first airmail service in Newfoundland to Hawke's Bay. In 1933, pulpwood harvesting was established in the area by the International Pulp and Paper Company.

The first Postmistress was Miss Dorothea Desse Hoddinott who died in August 2003.

Climate[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hawke's Bay". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 

Coordinates: 50°36′50″N 57°10′00″W / 50.61389°N 57.16667°W / 50.61389; -57.16667