Brooklyn - Newfoundland and Labrador

Route 234

Brooklyn, with a population of approximately 200, is located on Route 234 off Route 233 from Lethbridge. It was given the name Brooklyn because of its numerous brooks that weave through the small community.

Brooklyn was first settled in the 1850's by the Stares family, and at that time it consumed part of Lethbridge. Brooklyn and Lethbridge were then called Brooklyn and Brooklyn East.

Years ago, fishing and agriculture were important industries in Brooklyn. In later years, forestry has become the major industry. In 1940 one sawmill produced 75,000 - 100,000 fbm. Today, trees are cut and sold to the Jamestown Lumber Mill, in Jamestown.

Continue down the Bonavista Peninsula through historic Trinity and Bonavista or travel to Clarenville for the day

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