Battle Harbour is a summer fishing port (station / former permanent settlement) located on Canada's Labrador coast (Newfoundland and Labrador).
For over 200 years, Battle Harbour was the economic and social centre of Labrador's southeastern coast. The settlement was established in the 1770s and developed into a prosperous port town that was popular as the "Capital of Labrador". Following reductions in cod fishery and a devastating fire in 1930, the town fell into decline. It was eventually abandoned as a permanent settlement following the 1960s government resettlement program.
Battle Harbour Historic Trust was granted all the fishing premises and other island properties. The trust has preserved and currently operates it as a museum. Battle Harbour facilities provide a commemoration of the society and life created during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. This site is declared a Canadian National Historic Site.
An interesting fact is that here in 1973, St John Ambulance originated its First Level Health Care Programme. The program was based on life-saving techniques and self-help health care to people in isolated settlements. It received international recognition and was implemented in more than 30 countries worldwide (including Middle East, Caribbean, South Pacific, Southeast Asia).
Tourist attractions in Battle Harbour include renovated houses, merchant buildings, and an early 19th-century wharf.
Port Battle Harbour NL cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Battle Harbour NL, Newfoundland-Labrador Canada. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|2 September, 2020|
|National Geographic Explorer|