Port Hope Simpson

Attractions, travel, accommodation, events, festivals, transportation, services & stores. Come along & enjoy great hospitality & local Labrador cuisine. Explore the fascinating history about the first company town in Labrador. Discover the settlers' courageous struggle against a legacy of unsustainable development of the Labrador forests. Salmon and trouting rivers, icebergs, whale-watching, boat rides, Sno-blast skidoo activities for young & old geared to the fast & slow.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Port Hope Simpson naming ceremony 23 August 1934

left to right: Sir John Hope Simpson commissioner of natural resources; Mr. J. Turner forestry department; Capt. Dalton government marine superintendent; John Osborn Williams Junior; Arthur Eric Williams; unknown; Mr. Robinson government engineer; Honourable Thomas Lodge, commissioner of public utilities; Mr. J.O. Williams, owner, Labrador Development Company Ltd.; photograph courtesy of John Illsley, grandson, J.O. Williams