During summer 2017, the International Appalachian Trail Newfoundland & Labrador in conjunction with Cabox Aspiring Geopark commemorated the 250th Anniversary of British navigator, surveyor, cartographer and explorer James Cook’s survey of Western Newfoundland, his fifth and final year of Newfoundland surveys and tenth and final year in Eastern Canada.
Cook’s ‘Chart of the West Coast of Newfoundland’
Commemorations included three new indoor exhibits, including the Woods Island Resettlement House in Benoit’s Cove, Community Museum at Gillams and Gros Morne National Park’s Discovery Center in Woody Point
and the re-designation of two trails (i.e., Cape Blow Me Down Trail and James Cook Heritage Trail) on the south side of the Bay of Islands.
For more on the story, go to the International Appalachian Trail Newfoundland & Labrador website.