Renews-Cappahayden, Newfoundland and Labrador

Renews-Cappahayden, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Renews-Cappahayden is a small fishing town on the southern shore of Newfoundland, 83 kilometres south of St. John's.

The town was incorporated in the mid-1960s by amalgamating the formerly independent villages of Renews and Cappahayden.

Renews-Cappahayden had a population of 421 in the Canada 2006 Census.


The village was first settled by migratory fisherman and then by colonists. The colony was first proposed in 1610 by the London and Bristol Company which had previously started a colony at Cuper's Cove but settlement was delayed by the presence of pirate Peter Easton. In 1615, the territory was sold to William Vaughan who initially sent settlers to Aquaforte. Around 1617 Governor Richard Whitbourne moved six remaining colonists to Renews but they left by 1619. [William Vaughan and New Cambriol,, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2000, accessed January 24, 2008] Vaughan soon sold land that crossed the Avalon Peninsula, including Renews harbour to Henry Cary, 1st Viscount Falkland who named the territory South Falkland.

According to local legend, the "Mayflower" landed at Renews in 1620, where it picked up water and supplies before sailing on to Plymouth RockFact|date=June 2007.

Loyola Hearn, Canada's current Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, is from Renews.


Cappahayden, once called Broad Cove, can date inhabitants located there in the late 1700's. Its location was reported by William Vaughan as early as 1626 when it was noted on a map as Vaughan's Cove. The name Cappahayden was given by Father John Walsh after his birthplace, Cappahayden, Kilkenny. The name Cappahayden was approved by the Newfoundland Nomenclature Board in 1913.

Just south of Cappahayden is the site of the tragic sinking of the "SS Florizel" at Horn Head Point (coord|46|50|56|N|52|56|20|W|), near Chance Cove Park.

ee also

* List of cities and towns in Newfoundland and Labrador


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