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NEWFOUNDLAND, the tenth largest island of the Earth, was discovered by John Cabot, June 24, 1497, five years after Columbus had found the New World. England took formal possession of the island in 1583, and it is the oldest British colony. Its population of 263,000 is scattered, in the main, along its 6000 miles of intricate coast line. Lying in front of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which has an average depth of over 600 feet, Newfoundland is separated from the continent and Labrador by the Strait of Belle Isle, twelve miles wide at its narrowest point, and from Cape...

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