|Source||Encylopaedia of Newfoundland and Labrador|
Rev John ANTLE|
Missionary. Born Brigus, Conception Bay. Educated Brigus; Queen's College, St. John's. Ordained deacon of the Church of England 1889; priest 1890; received his D.D. from Trinity College 1898. Antle became rector of Holy Trinity Church, Vancouver in 1899 and in 1905 he founded the Columbia Coast Mission. He designed and commanded the hospital ship Columbia which served loggers and isolated families of the area. During his lifetime four other such ships were built and put in service. He also established hospitals at Rock Bay, Vananda, Alert Bay and Pender Island. For his missionary work on Canada's Pacific Coast he was referred to as the ``Grenfell of the Pacific.'' Two years before his death he attempted a voyage through the Panama Canal.
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