Harbour Grace CS Inc (HGCS) was founded in 1994 by people
with an interest in fishing and harvesting fish and is now one of the major
employers in Harbour Grace. Harbour Grace was for decades one of the most
important fishing towns in Newfoundland and was also a base for operation
in Labrador until early 1900. HGCS was built next to the site of a former
large fishplant - fillet factory, fishmeal factory, etc - which employed up
to 600 people at the same time.
In history - Harbour Grace was founded in 1517 by Francis I of France. It has a strong connection to the fishing industry since the 1500's. It was the last place of departure in North America for the pioneers flying from North America to Europe - one of the most famous pilots was Ms. Amelia Earhart, whose flight across the Atlantic began here in 1932.
Harbour Grace has today a population of about 3.500 people - there are efficent service facilities in the town and surrounding area.
The distance to St. John´s - the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador -
is only 100km via the highway.
Contact Names & E-mails
Jim Gibbons, Managing Director
Christine Lynch, Financial Manager
Tel: 709-596-0097 ext. 227
Yvonne Dove, Ship’s Agent / Payroll Supervisor
Tel: 709-596-0097 ext 223
Amy Parsons, Operations Manager
Tel: 709-596-0097 ext 236