Cape Ray Heritage Site & Lightkeeper's House

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Cape Ray, NL A0N 1C0- Map It
Phone: (709) 695-2426

AAA Editor Notes

Cape Ray Heritage Site &amp; Lightkeeper's House is off Hwy. 1 Cape Ray exit, then 4 km (2.5 mi.) n.w. on Hwy. 408. Some 1,800 years ago Dorset Paleoeskimos camped here during their nomadic hunting trip. In 1856 the first telegraph cable connecting Newfoundland to North America was laid here; the event is commemorated with a plaque. A lighthouse has been on this site since 1870; the current one was built in 1959. Artifacts are displayed in the lightkeeper's house.</br>Picnicking is permitted. </br>
Hours: Daily 9-9, July-Aug. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.