FRESHWATER BAY (Bonavista) - A very picturesque inlet on the west side of
Bonavista Bay. The great Northern mail road in process of construction
passes the head of the bay, but it is not sufficiently made for travelling. The
Gambo Ponds discharge their waters into this bay through the Gambo brook,
and the land is well wooded. Distance from Salvage by boat 23 miles.
Mail weekly. Population 55(Excerpt from Lowell's Newfoundland Directory 1898).