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Cupers Cove to Salmon Cove
Into the Interior
“The earth is excellent good”
The Height of Land and Beyond
“Faire woodes and great Champion ground”
On to Trinity Bay
Mount Eagle Bay
Crout’s Way Today

The colonists called Hopeall “Mount Eagle Bay” and Mount Eagle must be a reference to Hopeall Head. Located on the western side of the entrance to Hopeall harbour, the head is one of the most prominent features in this part of Trinity Bay and has long served as a landmark for sailors and fishermen. Even today the head is a nesting place for bald eagles and one can only imagine how plentiful they must have been almost four hundred years ago. This is something that would have been carefully noted by John Guy and Henry Crout because one of the ways they hoped to raise money was by capturing hawks and eagles to be sold in England for falconry. Crout had already procured two "Torbay falcons" which he sent to England in September 1612 and in his letters he mentions that the next year he planned on acquiring more to send to King James I “who”, he says, “doth desire them verie much”.

Images (from left to right, top to bottom) 1.‘Mount Eagle Bay’ (Hopeall Harbour), November 6, 1997 (Photo by Boyd Coombs). 2. Hopeall Head, September 1994. Even today the head is a nesting place for bald eagles.