Trinity, off Highway 230 on the Bonavista
Peninsula, approximately 3 hours from St. John's, Newfoundland and
In the 1700s, when Trinity was a bustling, thriving seaport,
with shipbuilding, the fishery, and importing and exporting all
taking place, the Mercantile Building was a hive of activity. This
is where fishermen came from all over the Bight to trade their fish
for supplies, and where the Lester-Garlands kept track of their
fortune. The Mercantile Premises is one of the last buildings
remaining from a complex of warehouses and workshops and that once
lined Trinity's shore.
Today, visitors can explore a 1820s counting house and an early
20th century shop.