Trepassey , is a small fishing community located in Trepassey Bay on the south eastern corner of the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador. It was in Trepassey Harbour where the flight of the Friendship took off, piloted by Amelia Earhart. Amelia became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
Spanish, Portuguese and French fishermen visited the area in the early 1500s. Early English settlement attempts failed, and it was not until the latter part of the 1600s that the French settled the area. Later fishermen from the West Country of England arrived, to be followed by large numbers of Irish and by the 1770s the Irish formed the majority of the population.
Trepassey has a motel, a bed and breakfast, a bar, two restaurants and gas stations. There is a grocery store and automated banking machine as well as a large hardware store. The town also has a harbour and sailboats often dock at the pier. Lobster can be bought from local fishermen during the season.
Salmon and trout fishing in the bay, nearby lakes and rivers. Caribou and other wildlife are often sighted near town along the road. Trepassey features a museum with artifacts from Amelia Earhart's flight. Cape Race lighthouse is nearby. Capelin fish beach themselves yearly in mid-July, which is also a good time to spot whales feeding on the capelin. One can also collect capelin on the beach at this time.
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