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Petty Harbour

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Petty Harbour – Maddox Cove is a town of approximately 960 people located on the eastern shore of the Avalon Peninsula in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is nestled deep in the heart of Motion Bay, just south (approximately 15 minutes away) of St. John's. The present town is approximately 200 years old, though the site has been continuously occupied since at least 1598, predating the arrival of the Mayflower and making it one of the oldest European settlements in North America. During King William's War, the village was raided by Canadiens in the Avalon Peninsula Campaign.Traditionally, Petty Harbour – Maddox Cove was a thriving fishing village. In 1992 the Canadian government declared a moratorium on cod fishing in Newfoundland, which greatly hurt the economy of rural communities. Since the moratorium, Petty Harbour – Maddox Cove has become more reliant on the tourism industry. Many tourists visit the area for its beautiful scenery, icebergs, whales and hiking trails, the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, the popular seafood restaurant Chafe's Landing, and several tourist accommodations, including ShoreLark by the Sea, Harbour House, Home Away From Home, and Caplin Cottage. It has also become a popular location for television series and films. Some features have included Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, Orca, A Whale for the Killing, Rare Birds and John and the Missus. Parts of The Terry Fox Story were also filmed in Petty Harbour. Petty Harbour is home to Alan Doyle, lead singer of Great Big Sea.
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