View of the lightkeeper's house looking down from the top of the lighthouse, Quirpon Island, Newfoundland. The house originally was built as a duplex to accommodate two families. After the lighthouse was automated, the Newfoundland government put the keeper's cottage up for sale in 1998 and in 1999 Ed English formed Linkum Tours, joined the two sides of the duplex and opened the cottage to the public as Quirpon Lighthouse Inn. In 2007 it was made a Recognized Federal Heritage Building. The large island is uninhabited except for the Inn, is roadless, and can only be reached by small boats in good weather, via a small dock at the end of Lighthouse Cove. In bad weather it is accessible by small boat at the lower end of the island and a long walk (or ATV ride) up to the Inn. It is a unique place to explore and spend a little down time after a visit to L'anse aux Meadows Viking Historic site.
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