Sunday Drive to Conche
Plane crash in Conche.
On the east side of the Great Northern Peninsula is Conche.
In 2021 the community had a population of 149.
Conche was first mentioned on a map in 1613. The British, French, and Irish all settled in the area. After 1900 the economy of Conche was based on salted cod.
In 1942 a Boston BZ-277, piloted by Robert Morrow, took off from Gander and crashed in the Stage Cove area of Conche. The site contains the wreck.
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