Cape Roger Harbour (sometimes known as Cape Roger) is a tiny abandoned town located near St. Joseph’s, Placentia Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada that had a tiny population of 4 in 1845. Despite only being sparsely inhabited, the harbour has been used since the early 19th century for the fishery, particularly that of the herring and salmon fishery.
Located on the western side of Placentia Bay, Cape Roger Harbour is within Cape Roger Bay which lies between St. Joseph’s, Placentia Bay and Port Anne. Cape Roger Harbour, which is protected from the elements by Harbour Island, is bounded by water spouts that rush through the sandy loam that lies on the beach area. They can consistently rise above 10 feet over sea level.
It is a popular belief that buried treasure is located within Cape Roger Harbour, however all attempts to unearth it have failed.
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