"Trepassey Harbour, Newfoundland" Trepassey by crummey
Trepassey Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 13 photos
Trepassey is an old community. the inlet was originally settled by Welsh colonists in 1621. In 1628, was being run by an Englishman John Poyntz. There has been a small but continuous settlement there eversince.
In the 1660s and 1670s, Trepassedy Harbour was raided by Dutch pirates.
In 1696, the fishing village was destroyed and its villagers expelled by a corsair named Commodore du Docher of St. Malo France.
In 1720, Bartholamew Roberts - Black Bart- visited the community to recruit pirates and refit his ship. In 1722, the English Fishinbg Admirals of Trepassey accosted a French merchant ship, which sought refuge from a squall.
Near the mouth of Trepassey Harbour is where Black Bart siezed a French ship which became his flag-ship, the Royal Fortune.
- Pros:great people
- Cons:it breaks your heart to leave
- In a nutshell:if you are anywhere within 50 miles of the place you should drop by just to check it out
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