Cape Bauld facts for kids
Cape Bauld is a headland located at the northernmost point of Quirpon Island, an island just northeast of the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The English explorer John Cabot may have landed at Cape Bauld on June 24, 1497, though Cape Bonavista is also mentioned as a potential landing point. Cape Bauld is only some nine kilometers (5.6 miles) northeast of the verified Viking archeological site, the L'Anse aux Meadows coastal location, dating to five centuries earlier than Cabot's date of achievement.
|Year first constructed||1884 (first)|
|Year first lit||1962 (current)|
|Construction||wooden tower (first)
concrete tower (current)
|Tower shape||quadrangular tower (first)
octagonal frustum tower with balcony and lantern (current)
|Markings / pattern||with tower, red lantern|
|Height||14.6 metres (48 ft)|
|Focal height||54 metres (177 ft)|
|Range||17 nautical miles (31 km; 20 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 15s.|
|CHS number||CCG 225|
A lighthouse was constructed at the cape in 1884. The current lighthouse is the second replacement structure, constructed 1960–1961. The lightkeeper's residence is from 1920.
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