Point, Caplin Cove, Lower Island Cove
to Conception Bay
Point and Caplin Cove
Head between Caplin Cove & Lower Island Cove
Point and Caplin Cove are small communities. Caplin
Cove was probably named for the numerous caplin in its waters.
caplin (traditional Newfoundland spelling of capelin), which
is about 13 to 20 cm at maturity, has a blue or olive green back
and a silvery underside.
roll ashore with the waves on beaches to spawn, usually in June
or July during what Newfoundlanders call the "caplin scull." In
the evenings adults and children go to the beaches equipped with
buckets and dip nets to gather up the hundreds of caplin. The
weather during this time brings onshore wind, fog, and drizzle
and is referred to as “caplin scull weather.”
are spread on gardens as fertilizer. Dried salted caplin roasted
on a stick over a camp fire are a favourite snack.
Memorial to Crew of Six Brothers
Community Park & Walking Trail
Flambo Head Heritage Society Museum
Lower Island Cove Regatta
2nd Week in August
Island Cove has an approximately 1/2km walking trail and a playground
with picnic tables.
Regatta is a popular event in August. The town has a Museum and
coffee shop operated by the Flambo Head Heritage Society.
the old church cemetery there is a memorial to the 13 men from
the schooner Six Brothers which left Lower Island Cove for Trinity
Bay on May 25, 1883, never to return. It is a reminder of the
large number of men along the shore who have lost their lives
to the sea.
Lower Island Cove Park
Lower Island Cove Regatta , August 2002