Earhart’s Harbour Grace

From the south of Newfoundland’s peninsular, I drove north to Harbour Grace, a small town with a five hundred year history. However, I was interested in its more recent history connected to Amelia Earhart.

Amelia Earhart statue at Harbour Grace

At the entrance to the town stood both her statue and a plane to remind the visitor that, in 1932, Amelia Earhart left to fly solo across the Atlantic. The famous aviator chose Harbour Grace because of its easterly location.

I toured the small museum, scanning memorabilia on the famous woman who mysteriously vanished somewhere in the Pacific some years after her Atlantic venture.

Before leaving Harbour Grace, I found the airstrip, perched above town where Amelia left to fly over the Atlantic. The grass strip was a little precarious by today’s standards with its bumps and wild flowers.