Captain Ed Anthony

The Captain worked as a harbour pilot in St. John’s from 1988-1999. Originally from St. Anthony, he was educated in St. John’s before spending the next fifty years working in the marine industry. As a harbour pilot, his role was to safely navigate foreign vessels into and out of the Port of St. John’s, and his career tells the story of the wide range of vessels that have utilized the port.
Piloting the Portuguese White Fleet
Anthony recounts a memory of piloting the Portuguese White Fleet outside The Narrows.
“St. John’s harbour is a great natural harbour. It’s no wonder those Portuguese fishermen have been coming here for centuries. It truly is one of the best harbours in the world because it is natural, not man-made.” – Ed Anthony
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