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Let us know how much you enjoyed your visit to Winterton. Publish your experiences for others to read. We plan to preserve guest book entries for many years to follow.. [View Guest Book]
Posted: April 11, 2014 4:23 pm NFLD

Review Our Town Council Minutes
Winterton residents are encouraged to review our town council minutes, which will be regularly posted on our town website. Your suggestions are very important to us. Please email your feedback or call (709) 583-2010. We look forward to your participation. [View Minutes]
Posted: Oct 21, 2012 9:35 pm NFLD

Perfect Destination for Visitors
Situated on Trinity Bay - on the western side of the Avalon Peninsula on Newfoundland's east coast, Winterton makes a perfect destination for visitors. We offer a large RV Park, scenic hiking trails and so much more. Make the town of Winterton part of your Newfoundland vacation - you'll be glad you did.  [View Our Attractions]
Posted: Oct 21, 2012 8:51 pm NFLD

Maritime Heritage of Winterton
The town of Winterton has a rich maritime heritage of fishing. Winterton (known as Scilly Cove) was first settled in the 1600ís. The first known census was taken in 1675. At that time, there were three planters, forty servants and eight boats recorded in the town. [More Details]
Posted: Oct 19, 2012 7:37 pm NFLD

Welcome to the Town of Winterton

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Town of Winterton - Municipal Building

Winterton is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It was originally named Scilly Cove. In 1912, the town was named Winterton for Sir James Spearman Winter, former Premier of Newfoundland.

Winterton is located on Trinity Bay on the western side of the Avalon Peninsula on Newfoundland's beautiful east coast.

The town has a population of 484 residents (2011 census). The first record of settlement is found in Captain John Berry's Report to the British Admiralty in which he indicates that, in 1675, there were three fishing enterprises. These fishing crews departed from the West Country of England (probably from the city of Poole in Dorset) in the early spring of each year to fish in waters near the coast. The fish would be salted and dried in structures along the shore (known as stages and flakes) and shipped to England in the Fall. The three fishing Captains were Hopkins, Wicksell and Peyton who, along with their crews, comprised a population of less than 100 people.

The small boats suitable for fishing in near shore waters were constructed using local timber following ancient designs and using implements and tools whose origins can be traced to Saxon England. The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador has preserved these ancient techniques and tools. The museum has newly constructed boats on display - as well as the tools and axe hewn timbers.

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