Jailhouse Mountain

Jailhouse Mountain located in the heart of Port de Grave.

Behind the Anglican rectory is a square buttress of
rock, the remains of Jail House Mountain, much of which
was used for fill for the construction of the fish plant
building in Ship Cove. A pair of handcuffs in the Fisherman’s
Museum suggest the existence of a jail on Jail
House Mountain. The Carbonear Star reported the execution
of Catherine Snow on July 28, 1834, explaining the
six months’ delay in carrying out the sentence was because
of her pregnancy. There is, however, no reference
to the birth of her baby.

Port de Grave (79)

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