Across Newfoundland With The Governor; A Visit To Our Mining Region And This Newfoundland Of Ours. Being A Series Of Papers On The Natural Resources A by Moses HarveyAcross Newfoundland With The Governor; A Visit To Our Mining Region And This Newfoundland Of Ours. Being A Series Of Papers On The Natural Resources A by Moses Harvey

Across Newfoundland With The Governor; A Visit To Our Mining Region And This Newfoundland Of Ours…

byMoses Harvey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879. Excerpt: ... JLETTER SEVENTH. THE INTERIOR--POSSIBILITIES FOR NEWFOUNDLAND. On Tuesday, the 1st of October, we were as usual, up with the dawn. The morning was lovely--not a breath of wind stirring the bosom of the lake, and the sky without a cloud. It is clear that the climate of the interior and of the western side of Newfoundland is far superior to that of the eastern seaboard. Fogs are unknown; easterly winds, with their blighting, chilling influence, are not nearly so prevalent as on the east coast, and when they occur are greatly modified. From all I could learn vegetation is fully a month ahead in the interior and on the western shore as compared with the storm-beaten east. And yet the whole population is clustered along the eastern and southern coast, in order to reap the harvest of the sea; while the land harvest, far more valuable, which might be gathered in, is unthought of, and the fine valleys, noble forests, and broad plains of the interior and of the west are absolute solitudes. I begin to doubt whether the fisheries, lucrative though they be, are an unmixed blessing, as they keep the people clinging to barren rocks and drawing a precarious subsistence from the sea; whereas, had they penetrated the interior, the good lands would have been cleared, smiling farms and homesteads would by this time be stretching from shore to shore along the great river courses, and villages and towns would have sprung up where now only dense forests wave. It is of no use, however, quarrelling with the past, or throwing contempt on it; the great matter is to make the future an improvement on the past. Nature had her own way of arranging matters. Through many sore stumblings and blunderings our race fights its way upwards; and many a forlorn hope must fall and fill up the di...

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Title:Across Newfoundland With The Governor; A Visit To Our Mining Region And This Newfoundland Of Ours…Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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