Book Traces Voyage of John Guy

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: Aug 18, 2010 8:55 AM
06/22/10 - On October 7, 1612, John Guy, founder of the English colony at Cupids, Newfoundland, set sail aboard the 12-ton barque Indeavour. Along with a smaller vessel and crew of 18 men, Guy set course for Trinity Bay to establish friendly relations with the Beothuk people and initiate a profitable fur trade. On August 14, 2009, photographer and writer Dennis Flynn set out by bicycle and car to trace the route of these men as they ventured out on their voyage of discovery.

Voyage is a 120-page book filled with beautiful, eye-catching photographs taken by Flynn, accompanied by archival photos, which help tell the story of the great challenges Guy and his crew had to overcome along their journey. The book also profiles the modern-day communities along the routes, with special attention paid to Guy's legacy, the town of Cupids, the birthplace of English Canada.

Dennis Flynn is a native of Colliers, Conception Bay. His photographs and articles have been featured in various magazines, newspapers and websites, and he is a frequent contributor to Downhome magazine on the topics of cultural tourism and adventure travel. Voyage is his first feature book.

Voyage is published by James Lane Publishing and distributed by Downhome Inc. The book is currently available at Downhome Shoppe and Gallery, online at, and in Downhome-supplied stores across Newfoundland.