- The Move
A video on the resettlement of the Rumboldt family
in 1968.


Image Acknowledgements

  En français

Richard's Harbour

Richard's Harbour (pop. 1966, 114) is a resettled fishing community located on the south coast, about 12 km west of McCallum.

The first Newfoundland Census, in 1836, noted a population of 39 people engaged in the cod fishery. The community grew slowly, to 49 people by 1857 and to 73 by 1869, and was dominated by the two founding families (Skinner and Hardy).

The community had constructed a Church of England school/chapel by 1869, but visits from clergy were rare and it was difficult to retain teachers. By 1891 there were 100 people at Richard's Harbour, but severely limited space for dwellings and fishing premises meant that the population did not grow much beyond that. After Confederation, when expectations rose and teachers became even more difficult to retain, people soon began to leave. In the early 1950s, 38 people relocated under the first provincial resettlement program, largely to Ramea and Burgeo, the remainder following under the federal-provincial resettlement program in the 1960s.

From the Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador

Dilapidated Church, Richard's Harbour

Dilapidated Church, Richard's Harbour
Larger Version

single pixel single pixel
single pixel single pixel single pixel single pixel single pixel single pixel
single pixel

© 2003 - 2012 Maritime History Archive, Memorial University