Tacks Beach Sightseeing Guide

Tacks Beach in Newfoundland and Labrador (region) is located in Canada - about 1,029 mi (or 1,656 km) East of Ottawa, the country's capital town. To learn more about Tacks Beach in general, check the Tacks Beach destination guide. These are some of the noteworthy things about this place.

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Map of local sightseeing hints

The map features the more popular and well known points of interest from this area.

10 sightseeing spots quickly introduced

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Broad Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador

Located at 47.57, -54.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Broad Cove is located on King's Island, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada. Its geographical position is {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:47|34|46|N|54|12|39|W| |primary |name= }}. Broad Cove was one of five communities located on King's Island. The other communities were: Tack's Beach, Best Harbour, Baker's Cove, Cooper's Cove and Yaulis Cove. All the communities had the same postal address, which was "Tacks Beach, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland". The main activity of the community was fishing for cod and lobster. Broad Cove was also the site of a herring factory owned by H.C. Brown that packed herring for the West Indies. The community also featured a large fish store with outside fish flakes for the natural curing of salted cod fish. At the herring factory wharf, salt, flour and coal were unloaded for the local market, and salt fish and or herring was picked up for export. The Broad Cove on King's Island should not be confused with the settlement of Broad Cove on Conception Bay, which is part of the town of Small Point-Adam's Cove-Blackhead-Broad Cove.

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Davis Cove

Located at 47.57, -54.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
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Davis Cove was a small settlement in the Placentia district. It was served by the C.N.R. Express circa 1953. It became a Post Office town in 1949 and was still active in the late 1960s. It had a population of 182 in 1956.

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Great Brule, Newfoundland and Labrador

Located at 47.57, -54.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
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Great Brule (Also known as Bruley, Brewley or Brule) is a settlement on the northern tip of Merasheen Island in Placentia Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador. The first permanent residents in the community were recorded in 1813. The cod fishery was the primary source of employment in Great Brule. Between 1951 and 1956 the community was abandoned and most of the residents relocated to larger centers in Placentia Bay.

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  • Ghost towns in Newfoundland and Labrador

Harbour Buffett, Newfoundland and Labrador

Located at 47.57, -54.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
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Harbor Buffett was a Way Office established in 1854. The first Waymaster was Thomas E. Collett. It was changed to a Post Office on May 30th 1891. It was only served by the Canadian National Railway in 1953. Harbor Buffett was established in 1854. It was a small place with ten families in the St. Mary's area by 1864. The Way Station became a Post Office in 1891.

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  • Populated coastal places in Canada
  • Populated places in Newfoundland and Labrador

King Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

Located at 47.57, -54.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
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King Island is a settlement in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Kingwell, Newfoundland and Labrador

Located at 47.57, -54.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
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Kingwell was the former name of Mussel Harbor, a village located on Long Island in Placentia Bay. It had a population of 243 in 1940 and 198 in 1956. {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:47|33|N|54|06|W||| |primary |name= }}

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  • Populated coastal places in Canada
  • Populated places in Newfoundland and Labrador

Merasheen Island

Located at 47.57, -54.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
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Merasheen Island is an island in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. With a length of approximately 35 km and a width at its widest point of 9 km, it is situated about 6 km from Presque. It is the largest island in the Placentia Bay.

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Tack's Beach

Located at 47.57, -54.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Tack's Beach was a small community located on King Island in Placentia Bay. The population was 252 in 1921. The population had declined to 140 by 1966 due to a decline in fish stocks and the community was depopulated in 1967.

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  • Ghost towns in Newfoundland and Labrador

Virgin's Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador

Located at 47.57, -54.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
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Virgin's Cove is on Merasheen Island, in the Placentia and St. Mary's district.

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  • Populated places in Newfoundland and Labrador

Western Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador

Located at 47.57, -54.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
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Western Cove is located on Bar Haven Island in Placentia Bay. On the island there were two communities, Western Cove being one and the other larger community being Bar Haven. The community was depopulated and resettled by the government in the 1960s. In the summer of 2006, Barhaven Island celebrated their 40th year anniversary of resettlement. They held a reunion and between 100-300 people attended.

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  • Ghost towns in Newfoundland and Labrador

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