Fortune Bay () is a fairly large natural bay located in the
Gulf of St. Lawrence , image = Baie de la Tour.jpg , alt = , caption = Gulf of St. Lawrence from Anticosti National Park, Quebec , image_bathymetry = Golfe Saint-Laurent Depths fr.svg , alt_bathymetry = Bathymetry ...
on the south coast of Newfoundland,
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.Fortune Bay
at Canadian Geographical Names The Bay is bounded by Point Crewe () on the Burin Peninsula and Pass Island () at the entrance to
Hermitage Bay Hermitage Bay is an expansive bay stretching out along the south coast of Newfoundland. It is a body of Gulf of St. Lawrence which is near the Connaigre Peninsula. On its south, it is bordered by the Hermitage peninsula and the communities of Seal ...
to the northwest for a distance of 56 kilometers. The bay extends in a northeast direction for 105 kilometers ending at Terrenceville. Within Fortune Bay there are also a number of inner bays and coves including, Connaigre Bay, Great Bay de l'Eau, Belle Bay and Long Harbour. There are a number of islands located in the bay, of which the largest is Brunette Island. Some of the other islands include Sagona Island, Great Island, St. John's Island, Chapel Island and Petticoat Island. It is believed that the name Fortune Bay is derived from the
Portuguese Portuguese may refer to: * anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Portugal ** Portuguese cuisine, traditional foods ** Portuguese language, a Romance language *** Portuguese dialects, variants of the Portuguese language ** Por ...
word ''fortuna'' meaning place of good fortune. It is also one of the oldest surviving names in Newfoundland when it appeared on Majollo's map from 1527. The Geological stage
Fortunian The Fortunian age marks the beginning of the Phanerozoic Eon, the Paleozoic Era, and the Cambrian Period. It is the first of the two stages of the Terreneuvian series. Its base is defined as the first appearance of the trace fossil '' Treptichn ...
is named after Fortune bay and Fortune. The GSSP is nearby.


* Terrenceville * Bay L'Argent * Little Harbour East * Harbour Mille * St. Bernard's * Jacques Fontaine * Grand le Pierre * English Harbour East * Rencontre East * Pool's Cove * Belleoram * English Harbour West * Harbour Breton * Bay d'Est * Little Bay East

See also

List of communities in Newfoundland and Labrador This article lists unincorporated communities of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Incorporated towns and cities are incorporated municipalities and can be found on List of municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador. Newfoundl ...


External links

Town of Fortune
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