Bauline is a small town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located on the Avalon Peninsula north of St. John’s. Take a look below for 8 awesome and fun facts about Bauline, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
1. As of the 2016 census, it had a population of 452, making it the smallest incorporated community in the St. John’s metropolitan area.
2. As described in a 1956 article in Newfoundland Quarterly, “Near the S.E. point of Conception Bay lies the little fishing village of Bauline, there can be no doubt that the original name was Baleine, after a place in the I. of Sark which it very much resembles.”
3. It has also been suggested the name references a connection to the whaling industry.
4. There are reports of vessels from Plymouth and Dartmouth fishing there as early as 1676.
5. Bauline first appears in the Census in 1864 (as Baline) with a population of 42; by 1891 the settlement had grown to 144 people in thirty houses.
6. Since its early days, the community has been almost exclusively Methodist.
7. The congregation was established as a part of the Gower Street Methodist Church circuit, based out of St. John’s.
8. A Methodist, now United Church of Canada, church was constructed between 1920 and 1921 and is adjacent to two historic Methodist/United Church cemeteries.