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Tidy Town - November 12th, 2014

The Gills In Old Christmas Stocking When:  Saturday December 15, ...MORE

Budget 2015 - November 12th, 2014

We are now in the process of doing the 2015 Budget if you have any ...MORE

About Dover

Dover is located 70 km east of Gander, turn off at Gambo intersection; it is located in a small cove at the head of freshwater bay, Bonavista Bay, northeast of Gambo. An incorporated fishing and lumbering community, Dover's former name was Shoal Bay (probably derived from the numerous shoals common in the harbours and cove of the north shore of Bonavista Bay). From the 1950's to 1970 Shoal Bay was referred to as "Wellington" although it was locally referred to as Dover.   Local tradition maintiains that it was intially changed to "Wellington" to avoid confusion with other Newfoundland communities called "Shoal Bay." An unpublished paper on the history of the community states that the name of "Dover" was added to avoid ...(more)