Gaultois is a small settlement in the Coast of Bays area in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Take a look below for 11 fascinating and amazing facts about Gaultois, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
1. Gaultois had a population of 136 people as of 2016.
2. The town has a K-12 school called Victoria Academy, as well as a fire department, public library, Lion’s Club, and town hall.
3. The town is only accessible by ferry or helicopter.
4. The ferry runs from the nearby town of Hermitage several times daily and the crossing takes approximately 20 minutes.
5. This ferry also services the more remote community of McCallum once to twice daily with a crossing time of around one hour and fifteen minutes.
6. Before confederation with Canada in 1949, Gaultois was the customs town for those wishing to travel to the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon.
7. Prior to resettlement, the population had declined to 107 in 1956 from a peak of 252 five years earlier.
8. After resettlement in 1966 Gaultois population rose to 594 with the fish plant and its draggers as the main employer of the town.
9. The first Waymaster in 1877, was Richard Bradshaw.
10. A fishing community, Gaultois went into a decline when the Lake Group first announced the closure of its fish plant in 1981 and again in 1990 when Fishery Products International closed the plant permanently.
11. As of 2017, the population has plunged by 80 percent since the 1990s.