Burgoynes Cove B-36 Crash Site
While on a test mission to secretly infiltrate the Air Defence system in North America, General Richard Ellsworth’s RB-36H aircraft crashed after being pushed off course, ran into a mountain near Random Island on Trinity Bay.
Abandoned Argentia Naval Base
Between 1941 and 1994 the United States operated a strategic military base on a large flat piece of land that extended out into Placentia Bay near the community of Placentia. This Naval Air base was one of the largest military bases built by the Americans during World War II. The base consisted of a large airfield, dockyard, submarine base as well as an Army base known as Fort McAndrew.
After falling into financial troubles in the early 1920s, the Terra Nova Sulphite Company was forced to stop construction on their nearly completed pulp mill. It wasn’t long after that the mill gained the attention of the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company (AND Co). The company quickly finished the mill and shipped in 1300 cords of wood to test the mills machinery and production rate.
Located in the back country of the islands west coast, is a 30 metre deep, 45 metre wide sinkhole. A small brook flows off the top of the hole and falls nearly 100 feet to the bottom before disappearing into the rocks below. Over the last several years the Sinkhole has become a very popular spot for snowmobilers and off-road enthusiast.
Campbellton Pulp Mill and Dam
Located in Campbellton is what remains of the Horwood Lumber Company Pulp Mill and power house. The mill was built between 1911 and 1913 by the Horwood Lumber Company. The company owned many sawmills in the area and had already owned 370 square kilometers of timber licenses for the surrounding area. In 1911 the Horwood Lumber Company also obtained a hydro lease in order to build a hydroelectric dam on Indian Arm Brook.