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Sunday Drive to Bristol's Hope

Bristol's Hope is a tiny community nestled between Carbonear and Harbour Grace.

The unincorporated community has a population of about 300 people. While it is a small place today, the picturesque community has a long history.

The area has previously been known as Musket's Cove and Mosquito before taking its present name in 1904.

The Plantation of Bristol's Hope was the second English colony in Newfoundland established by the Bristol Society of Merchant Venturers.

Robert Hayman was the colony's only Proprietary Governor as this colony only existed until about 1631 before being abandoned.

In 1697 the area was attacked by the French.

Today, the area offers beautiful ocean views and is a spot that you have to look for as opposed to one you'll pass through.

Sunday Drive is a weekly feature that focuses on small to medium communities in Newfoundland and Labrador.


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