Newfoundland and Labrador: Places to Explore

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Red Bay

Red Bay, the site of a 16th-century Basque whaling station and a National Historic Site, is the main attraction around here; it's at the very end of Route 510. Basque whalers began harpooning migrating whales from flimsy boats in frigid waters a few years after Cabot's discovery of the coast in 1497. Between 1550 and 1600 Red Bay was the world's whaling capital.

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