Battle Harbour Historic Trust District

Battle Harbour Historic Trust Inc.

Situated on a small, near-shore island, Battle Harbour was for two centuries the economic and social centre of the southeastern Labrador coast. Mercantile saltfish premises first established there in the 1770s developed into a thriving community that was known as the “Capital of Labrador”.

Today, the site has been restored and is open for day and overnight visitors. Numerous historic structures, walkways and work areas have been restored or reinstated, and a collection of more than 500 artifacts related to the fishery and everyday life are on display. Exhibits feature subjects including saltfish making, seal and salmon processing, mercantile trade in the area, the livyers lifestyle, the Grenfell Mission Hospital and the Marconi wireless station. The site also hosts small conferences, special-interest groups, explorers, yacht/boaters and families.

The site features the following structures that have been designated Registered Heritage Structures by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador: St. James Anglican Church, The Flour Store, The Pork Store, The Seal Store, The Salt Store, The Salmon Store, The Herring Store, Isaac Smith House, Grenfell Cottage, and The Bunkhouse/Cookhouse.

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Battle Island

1 Main Street
Battle Island, Labrador A0K 3P0 Canada

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(709) 921-6325

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