Transatlantic Flights National Historic Event
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador
Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador
Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Harbour Grace airfield used by pioneer transatlantic aviators 1919-37
Existing plaque: Mounted on an iron stanchion located at 1 Water Street East Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador
Between 1919 and 1937 many pioneer aviators, displaying courage and a spirit of high endeavour, undertook uncharted flights across the North Atlantic. The airfield, built on the summit of this hill by the people of Harbour Grace, was the starting point of many early flights from West to East and the objective of flights in the opposite direction. The daring pioneers who used the Harbour Grace airfield wrote a glowing chapter in the history of early aviation and directed attention to Newfoundland as the crossways of North Atlantic air routes.