All Things St. Jacques is intended to be a place where I can share some of the interesting things about this unique little harbour located on the north side of Fortune Bay in Newfoundland, Canada.  If you are from there, have ever visited there, or are simply curious about the place drop by often.  Feel free to leave a comment about anything you read or see here.  If you have a St. Jacques related story to tell or a photograph to share, please do so.  If you’d like to contact me directly simply add a comment. I review all comments before they are posted to the site.  If yours is personal to me then I won’t make it public.



  1. Just visited your website….found the list of names of all the people who lived in St.Jacques in 1945…what a trip down memory lane..I was eight years old then…………the introduction commentary on the physical feature of the harbour….truly poetic……sunrise…..sunset….I can see them now in my mind’s eye….Congratulations on giving those away from home a site to sustain them when they are in need of a boost.

  2. Very interesting and informative site. Truly enjoy learning of the history of this very unique community where my husband Louis Lawrence grew up in and one that I have loved since the first time I visited in 2001.

  3. St Jacques is a beautiful place. My grandfather, Issac Dinham lived there.
    I would like to know the family history and who everyone married. My great-grandfather was Walter Dinham he and Charolet came from Devon England in the mid 1800’s. My mother is Edna (103 years old). I too was born in St Jacques, Henrietta Elizabeh Petite

  4. Just wanted to drop you a note to tell you that I enjoy the articles you have written, my mother Stella McCarthy Collins grew up in St. Jacques and it is a nice reminder of her and her family.

  5. My Paternal Grandfather – Patrick Michael Burke – was born in St, Jacques, Newfoundland in1888. He moved to Halifax, NS as a young man. I don’t know anything of his family or childhood in St. Jacques and would any information I could receive.

    • I think this Patrick Michael Burke was my great-grandfather with his son Tom, my grandfather and one of his sons, Bernard Thomas, my father.

  6. so nice to see this site.my family is made up of Hickey and McCarthy ,so i will be here often.

  7. Alex, Just want to say thank you for the wonderful piece you wrote about Phonse. He was such a special man. Thank you my friend for sharing this with those of us who knew him. Jerry

  8. Alex, I am hoping you could point me in the right direction. I am looking for a copy of the marriage certificate of Cora vatcher & Ralph Sinnner( my great grandparents). They were married in roughly 1917. I have her wedding dress.

    • I do believe the last name of the aforementioned gentleman would be Skinner
      I was born in St Jacques and have visited there twice, once as a child and once as an adult. My cousin, Harry Petite, took me there at that time and we visited some interesting people.

  9. Alex, my grandfather, Abraham Skinner, was from Rose Blanche. Do you know of any St-Jacques Skinners moving to Rose Blanche? I have the same namesake as Capt Ralph Skinner mentioned in your blog.
    Thank you,
    Ralph Skinner

  10. Hi , My name is Sandra Coombs . Both my grandparents lived in St.Jacques . Veronica and Joseph Earle . I was wondering if you had pictures of some of my family ? We don’t have many pictures of our grandparents and would certainly love to see them . Wondering if anyone may have known them. They were wonderful people who I adored .

    • Sandra. Unfortunately, I have not seen any photos of your grandparents Earle. Have you checked with your grandmother’s extended family? Perhaps someone reading this Blog will have one they are willing to share.

  11. Hi,

    My name is Gabrielle Samson and my grandfather is Hubert Bullen. I saw a post about an Uncle Joe Bullen (John) and was wondering if someone could give me some info about his family? I think he might be my great-great-grandfather and we’re trying to do our family tree but keep hitting walls. Feel free to find me on Facebook if you have information.

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