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Why did English explorers travel to Newfoundland?

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Why did English explorers travel to Newfoundland?

Newfoundland:

Newfoundland is a province in the northeastern corner of Canada. It is relatively unpopulated, a reflection of the cold temperatures and relative lack of resources, with a population of just half a million.

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English explorers traveled to Newfoundland for two principal reasons. The first was to find the fabled Northwest Passage, a sea route that would link...

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