Kayaking, Hiking, Birding, Icebergs, Whale Watching, Dolphins, Bald Eagles,
50 Monkstown Rd. St. John's, Nfld. Canada. A1C 3T3
Coastal Safari is headquartered in the fishing village of Harbour Mille.
located in a well protected harbour at the head of Fortune Bay. Today the population is around 200 but from the 1930's through until the 1960's it varied between 300 and 400 people. The history of the families that lived in Harbour Mille can be traced through the censuses from 1871 - 1935 .
A lot of the people who live in Harbour Mille today are retired but many of them like to keep their hand in and help out preparing fishing gear and taking occasional trips to the fishing grounds.One of the best netmenders in the community is Uncle Freeman who at 75 is on the go every day around the community. Most times that we dock at the wharf Uncle Freeman gives us a hand unloading the boat.
The principal occupation of the people of Harbour Mille since its
founding at the end of the eighteenth century has been fishing, especially
lobster, herring and cod. Unlike the north east coast of Newfoundland the
south coast (area 3Ps) is considered by fisheries scientists to have
a healthy stock of cod.
The fishing season at Harbour Mille begins in April when the lobster
Using only a small boat and fishing close to the community most fishers
make eighty percent of their income in a few weeks from lobster fishing.
After that there is cod fishing and in recent years a lot of money has
been made in the crab fishery.