Trinity Harbour Provincial Historic Site

Trinity, Trinity Bay , NL

Provincial Historic Site


The Trinity Wreck Provincial Historic Site (Borden number DcA-02) is the site of a mid-1700s merchant vessel that was sunk in shallow water in Trinity Harbour. Trinity is a community located on the north east coast of Newfoundland, within Trinity Bay and Trinity Harbour is a sheltered inlet within the bay. The vessel is believed to be the British Merchant Vessel “Speedwell”. The site is sheltered from the ocean swells, but strong gales from the northwest or southwest can cause the water disturbance over the wreck. The designation encompasses the area of the wreck and surrounding debris fields, including any and all remaining in-situ artifacts.

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