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Port Hope Simpson Historic Logging Town, Canada is located on the south side of the Alexis, an excellent salmon river in southern Labrador. It was initially founded in 1934 as a logging camp and was named after the English Commissioner of Natural Resources and Acting-Commissioner of Justice, Sir John Hope Simpson. This community has great natural assets nearby. Shinneys Water Complex makes up 2,500 square kilometres of over 1000 islands rising dramatically above sea level. These protected waters are ideal for all types of boating. The Labrador Coastal Drive, Route 510 is the southern driving route through this rugged and pristine region of Labrador, Canada. Come here to discover a pure land on the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean. Explore in the footsteps of ancient mariners, and the Native Americans who long preceded them. Meet today's residents and experience our heritage and the traditions that tie us to this place. A full range of quality visitor services are ready to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Labrador Coastal Drive] Japanese Edition] Contents The Foundation of Port Hope Simpson as a Logging Town...p.3 Early Life of John Osborn Williams, owner of the Labrador Development Company Ltd...p.4 Port Hope Simpson's early economic development...p.4 Let the celebrations begin p.5 Unsustainable early industrialization of the local forests...p.13 Housing shortage...p.16 Wages too low and often paid late...p.20 What was going on behind the scenes...p.23 Established facts about the tragedy in the early hours of 3 February 1940 - the basis upon which the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, (R.C.M.P.) Serious Crimes Unit, St. John's, Newfoundland decided to open-up their own investigation in August 2002 into what really happened...p.34 Port Hope Simpson's sustainable development today...p.34 References...p.52.
About the Author
Llewelyn's collection of books includes the series: 1. Illustrated Diaries about European Budget Short-Break Holidays 2. Photo Albums 3. The Port Hope Simpson Diaries 1969-70 4. Port Hope Simpson Mysteries 5. The Voluntary Service Overseas in Labrador 6. Travel Handbooks Llewelyn has worked with The Honourable Canadian Senator William (Bill) Rompkey, on writing the history of the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in Labrador. This is what Bill wrote in his letter to the first get- together of the VSO teachers at Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire 1-3 August 2003, ..".Labrador called to you and we are calling you now. I hope you will do what you can during these few days to fill in the Labrador record with your recollections and reflections. This too will be an important contribution to Labrador history. But mainly I hope you enjoy your time together. Llewelyn Pritchard has done a remarkable job in bringing you together. He is as shrewd as Holmes and as persistent as Poirot. He could even be a great Canadian! We owe him more than we can say. It's his event and I know it will be successful. All good wishes. Bill Rompkey"