Friday, July 27, 2012

Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador

Cabot Tower at Signal Hill National Historic Site at the harbour entrance to Saint John's, Newfoundland. Cabot Tower was built, like its sister Cabot Tower across the Atlantic Ocean in Bristol, England, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the voyage of John Cabot who, under the commission of Henry VII of England, landed in Newfoundland and claimed the east coast of North America for the British Crown.

Many thanks to Glenn.

Long stamp commemorates the fateful maiden sailing of the Titanic, who's story is closely linked to Canada because Halifax became the final resting place of many of the people who lost their lives in the disaster.

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