History of St. Anthony

St. Anthony has a rich and vibrant history. Named in 1534 by French explorer Jacques Cartier it held a strategic location to rich fishing grounds and a haven to fishing fleets. It was later named St. Anthony Haven. 

In 1892, a British doctor named Wilfred Grenfell arrived in St. Anthony and commenced building a medical system that has grown to serve the entire region of Northern Newfoundland and Labrador. 

The first Municipal Council was formed in July 1945 and has since seen 87 people serve on various councils.

St. Anthony has had many accomplishments in development. Our marine service centre, fish plant operations, small and large business development, the inclusion of the town on the Provincial power grid has all contributed to the town’s development. Our most current achievement is the harbour development project which will expand our marine services.


History of St. Anthony

Wikipedia article – St. Anthony & History

Wikipedia article – Sir Wilfred Grenfell

Grenfell Historical Society

MUN University – Grenfell Photo Collection

Military Base History (Pine Tree Line Website)