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It was once a pirate village

In the 1600's, Harbour Grace was the haven of many pirates. Harbour Grace's pirates and buccaneers included Thomas Dermier and Henry Mainwaring but the most famous pirate was Peter Easton, who was, The Pirate Admiral.

Where the old Customs Office now stands, Peter Easton built a pirate fort. Peter Easton and directed his ship’s carpenters to construct a house for winter.

The Anglican Church

In the early 1600's Reverend Stoddard evangelized Conception Bay. .However, after his departure, there was no permant Anglican clergyman for almost two hundred years.

This stone church was completed in 1845 and replaced a Church of England chapel was opened during the American Revolution.

The Pirate's Graveyard

The Pirate Admiral, Peter Easton used Newfoundland as his base of operations until 1613. Under him were eight Pirate Captains: Frank, Stephenson, Hues, Bagh, Arthur, Ellis, Smith and Captain Harvey.

In 1611, French warships fought Peter Easton and his pirate fleet in the Harbour. The battle was bloody and the French were vanquished.

Today, the final resting place for the pirates who died is part of the United Church graveyard at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Their graves are unmarked.

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