The 2006 science fiction movie "OUTLANDER" starring Jim Caviezel filmed it's
opening and closing scenes in Little Port, NL. The ship used in the filming was deployed at
Little Port, and later burned for a scene - the remains of the
Viking ship are still on
display in the community next to the Town Hall in Lark Harbour,
St. James Anglican
The first Church was erected in
Harbour around 1908, when the Reverend H. Petley was rector.
This original church stood on the edge of the cemetery until 1962,
when the present St. James Church was first used.
The Blow Me Down
Mountain range, which rises abruptly from sea level to an elevation
of 650 metres and according to legend, inherited it's name
from Captain Messervey who anchored his boat below this mountain
range and said "I hope they don't blow-me-down"!
York Harbour Copper
discovered copper deposits in 1893 and in 1897 production began.
Mine was closed by 1911.
- In 1925 the
lighthouse station was built at Southhead marking the southern entrance to the Bay of Islands. In 1973,
a vicious storm in the Bay of Islands sent waves crashing over the
120ft cliff leaving the Southhead Lighthouse tower covered in four
to five feet of ice.
- The Blow-Me-Downer is a
monthly printed newsletter about the people and events in the towns of Lark
Harbour and York Harbour in the Outer Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, Canada.
It is distributed locally to every home in our two towns and it is now also
distributed free by email to about 70 subscribers in several countries.
St. James All Grade School in
Lark Harbour opened its doors in September 1968. At that time it
replaced two small schools located in Bottle Cove and Lark Harbour. By 1970,
all students from a small school in York Harbour had transferred to St.
James All Grade School as well.
50 Plus Club
The Town's of York Harbour and
Lark Harbour has a 50 Plus Club where members from both communities gather
throughout the year and participate in various activities such as card
games, Christmas parties etc. For more information or if you would
like to join the club contact Marina Park at 681-2674.