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. 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|
|Tower 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|
|Managing agent||Canadian Coast Guard|
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- "Cape Bauld Light Tower". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
- "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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