A Nasty Labrador Sea
Red Bay, Labrador is best known these days as a UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing a Basque whaling station that was active there almost 500 years ago.
This southern Labrador community is now world-renowned.
In the 1500s, the shores of Red Bay were part-time homes to hundreds of Basque whalers who hunted bowhead and right whales for blubber, which were rendered into oil for export to Europe.
On Saddle Island, located at the mouth of the harbour, remnants of whale oil rendering ovens ...