United Church Cemetery

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First service was for the victims of the Schooner "Water Witch" Disaster.

1875 Water Witch:
On November 29, 1875, the Waterwitch was heading for Cupids, NL. But in a blinding snowstorm, the ship struck rocks just north of Pouch Cove. The Newfoundland Express published the following letter from Pouch Cove’s Anglican minister on December 3, 1875:

"We had a frightful wreck here last night. The schooner Waterwitch, from St. John’s , to and belonging to Cupids, in the Bay, total loss. There were 25 souls on board, – out of which we saved only 13. I was on the spot soon after the terrible news reached the houses, and helped to haul up the survivors. Every man was hauled up fast to about 100 fathoms line, as the wreck could not be approached."


ADDRESS of Church and Cemetery: 370 Seaforest Drive

  • Added: 6 Nov 2017
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