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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.


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


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