The Birth of a Community, The Story of Birchy Bay

Creator(s): Over the Top Museum

Birchy Bay lies within Notre Dame Bay on the northeast coast of Newfoundland. It is a small, isolated bay sheltered from the wind and the waves of the wild North Atlantic under trees of birch and spruce. In the early days these massive stands of birch caught the eyes of the early settlers who named the bay after its distinguishing landmark.

This Community Stories exhibit tells the story of the geography and the people of this magnificent locale. Written and recorded stories tell the tale of Birchy Bay's inhabitants, from the earliest Beothuk First Nation inhabitants to the men and women who live in the present-day community of Baytona in Birchy Bay North. Browse the gallery of photos and transport yourself to one of the most beautifully haunting places on Canada's eastern seaboard.

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