The State of Newfoundland includes the island of Newfoundland and the mainland area of Labrador. The island is located at the entrance to the Gulf of St Lawrence and is the most eastern point of the Canadian Provinces. It's British background and culture are tied to John Cabot who first landed at Cape Bonavista when he landed June 24, 1497. The fishing industry took off when the explorers let it be known about the teeming oceans of fish surrounding the island. Codfish was plentiful and the British, Portuguese and French descended on Newfoundland to take advantage of this natural resource. The fishing industry reached it's peak and then collapsed but today these charming villages dot the Newfoundland landscape and line the coast.
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