The Mollie – Fatal Shipwreck in Grates Cove

By Courtney | March 11, 2019 |

The cliffs and shoals surrounding Grates Cove are formidable to mariners with the technology of today. Imagine how horrific these landmarks were in gales of wind and driving snows decades ago. Schooners were the main mode of travel for passengers and for the transport of cargo. In order to travel from St. John’s to other…

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The Rock Walls of Grates Cove

By Courtney | February 22, 2019 |

The ingenuity of the early settlers in being able to make the most of the landscape is clearly evident in Grates Cove. The area is barren and devoid of trees, but there are rocks in abundance – all shapes and sizes.