Fortune Bay

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Fortune Bay (French: baie Fortune) is a fairly large natural bay located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the south coast of Newfoundland, Canada. [1] The Bay is bounded by Point Crewe ( 46°57′08″N55°59′19″W / 46.95222°N 55.98861°W / 46.95222; -55.98861 ) on the Burin Peninsula and Pass Island ( 47°28′56″N56°11′52″W / 47.48222°N 56.19778°W / 47.48222; -56.19778 ) at the entrance to Hermitage Bay to the northwest for a distance of 56 kilometers. The bay extends in a northeast direction for 105 kilometers ending at Terrenceville.

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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.

Brunette Island island in Canada

Brunette Island is an island in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, the largest island in the Fortune Bay.

It is believed that the name Fortune Bay is derived from the Portuguese 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.

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The Geological stage Fortunian is named after Fortune bay and Fortune. The GSSP is nearby.

Fortunian first age of the Terreneuvian Epoch

The Fortunian stage 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 Treptichnus pedum 541 million years ago. The top of the Fortunian which is the base of the Stage 2 of the Cambrian has not been formally defined yet, but will correspond to the appearance of an Archeocyatha species or "Small shelly fossils" approximately 529 million years ago.

Fortune, Newfoundland and Labrador Town in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Fortune is a Canadian town located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Terrenceville Town in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Terrenceville is a small town located on the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland, Canada, south west of Swift Current.

Bay LArgent Town in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Bay L'Argent is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The town had a population of 287 in the Canada 2006 Census.

Little Harbour East is a settlement located east of Belleoram. It is about 1.6 miles from Harbour Mille and is connected the Newfoundland highway network via NL-211, which branches off the main Burin highway (NL-210).

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  1. Fortune Bay [ permanent dead link ] at Canadian Geographical Names

Coordinates: 47°15′00″N55°29′57″W / 47.25000°N 55.49917°W / 47.25000; -55.49917 (Fortune Bay)

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