Cape Bauld

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Cape Bauld is located in Newfoundland
Cape Bauld
Cape Bauld
Location of Cape Bauld in Newfoundland

Cape Bauld is a headland located at the northeasternmost point of Great Northern Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Cape Bauld, slightly south and east of Cape Norman, delineates the eastern end of the Strait of Belle Isle.

Cape Bauld is located on the north side of Quirpon Island.

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.[citation needed]


Cape Bauld Lighthouse
Location Cape Bauld
Quirpon Island
Coordinates 51°36′24.4″N 55°25′38.4″W / 51.606778°N 55.427333°W / 51.606778; -55.427333
Year first constructed 1884 (first)
Year first lit 1962 (current)
Deactivated 1962 (first)
Foundation concrete base
Construction wooden tower (first)
concrete tower (current)
Tower shape square prism 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.
Admiralty number H0132
CHS number CCG 225
NGA number 1052
ARLHS number CAN-652
Managing agent Canadian Coast Guard[1][2]

A lighthouse was constructed at the cape in 1884.[3] The current lighthouse is the second replacement structure, constructed 1960–1961.[4] The lightkeeper's residence is from 1920.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ceantral and Western Newfoundland The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 6 February 2017
  2. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2016. 
  3. ^ Cape Bauld, NF Retrieved 6 February 2017
  4. ^ "Cape Bauld Light Tower". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Quirpon Island Lightkeeper's Residence". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 

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Coordinates: 51°38′27″N 55°25′33″W / 51.64083°N 55.42583°W / 51.64083; -55.42583