Distance from Gander: 69km.
Details: The roots of this community date back
to the Maritime Archaic, Palaeoeskimo and Beothuck Indians. European
settlers arrived in the early 1890s, consisting mainly of people
from the island communities of Bonavista Bay. Lured by the potential
lumber and fishing resources, they still rely on these industries
for a significant part of their economy.
During the resettlement days of the 1950s and ’60s, people
from islands in the bay floated their houses to these shores using
oil drums for flotation and towing them with boats. A famous Newfoundland
picture shows a house being towed into Dover in this fashion.
In 1981, geologists discovered that Dover sits on the start of
the North American Fault Line. The Dover Fault is a break in the
earth's crust, marking the geological boundary where North America
was once connected to Europe, and or North Africa, 410 million years