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Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
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According to UNESCO, Red Bay Basque Whaling Station "is an archaeological site that provides the earliest, most complete and best preserved testimony of the European whaling tradition." In which century was this whaling station established?
Jan 14, 2017
I visited the south coast of Labrador once with my family. I clearly remember seeing this shipwreck and trying to see across the straits to Newfoundland.
The site of one of the largest whaling ports used between 1550 and 1620 by Basque whaling expeditions from France and Spain; well-preserved evidence of the 16th-century whaling activities remain on the site, both on land and submerged in the harbour
Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Photo: © Zorion, CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons