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Bauline Travel Guide

Bauline is a small town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located on the Avalon Peninsula north of St. John's. The municipality on the Killick Coast, which was incorporated in 1988, has a population of approximately 379. The a rural town is within 20 minutes of the city of St. John's and St. John's Airport.

The earliest settlers of this small fishing community were LeGrows and Kings who came from Bay de Verde on the other side of Conception Bay. Bauline is on the expanded part of the East Coast Walking Trail which starts in Topsail. The high hills above the town provide a panoramic view of Conception Bay and the northeast Avalon Peninsula.

During World War II, the people of Bauline were part of a rescue in the fall of 1942, when five men from the community saw a man bail out of his fighter over the Atlantic. They immediately launched a boat and went to the man's rescue. The man turned out to be Flight Sergeant Guy E. Mott of 125 Fighter Squadron RCAF who had been forced to bail out of his Hurricane Fighter. Sergeant Mott was later involved in the invasion of Europe and was the first to cover the progress of ground troops of the Allied Forces on their way to Berlin. A bronze plaque was installed in Memorial United Church to honor the rescuers and the people of Bauline in 1989.

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