Red Bay Labrador gets World Heritage Site Status

Red Bay, on the coast of Labrador, served as an important Basque whaling station for much of the Sixteenth Century.  Archeological artifacts, ship wrecks and whale bones are some the reminders left by early modern Basque whalers.  This week, UNESCO voted to designate Red Bay a World Heritage Site.  For more on the decision, go here.

For more on the history of Basque whaling in Red Bay, go here.

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