Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 652
Quirpon Island is located a few miles east of L'Anse aux Meadows, the earliest confirmed European settlement in the Americas (circa 1000 AD) and a World Heritage Site since 1978. It is a popular location for iceberg and whale watching. The second Cape Bauld tower was one of nine known flying-buttress lighthouses designed by William P. Anderson, chief engineer and superintendent of lighthouses at the Canadian Department of Marine and Fisheries. It was demolished in the 1960s.
Tower Height: 35
Height of Focal Plane: 177
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds; range 23 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White octagonal concrete tower, red octagonal metal lantern.
This light is operational
1884: White square wooden tower with a red lantern, dwelling attached; focal plane height of 154 feet. 1908: White octagonal concrete tower with flying buttresses, 83 feet tall, focal plane height of 187 feet.
Date Established: 1884
Date Present Tower Built: c. 1960s
Date Automated: 1996
Fog Signal: Automated horn, three blasts every 30 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, inn.
Open To Public? Yes.
A half-hour boat ride through Iceberg Alley to and from the island is included in the price of a stay at the lighthouse.
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!
Keepers: Edward Fountain (c. 1898).
Nearby Lodging: The keeper's house is now a bed and breakfast inn. Call Linkum Tours at 877-254-6586 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.