The Forgotten Labrador - Kegashka to Blanc-Sablon- Cleophas Belvin

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The Forgotten Labrador recounts the history of a remarkable area of Canada the Quebec part of Labrador coast that extends eastward from Kegashka to Blanc-Sablon.

Cleophas Belvin describes the arrival of aboriginal people, the activities of the Breton and Basque fishermen, and the French-and English-speaking merchants from Quebec City who controlled the region for more than one hundred and fifty years. He paints a vivid picture of the lifestyle and living conditions of the early French-and English-speaking pioneers and their descendants, offering an analysis of why they settled in the region and how they dealt with the precariousness of the seal, salmon, and cod fisheries. The Forgotten Labrador also explores the role of Anglican and Catholic missionaries, the establishment of educational, medical, transportation, and communication services, and the various government and local initiatives that were undertaken to provide the people with some form of economic prosperity.