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John Sylvester

Untamed Landscape

On 4-mile-long Quirpon (kar-POON) Island on the tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, the working Quirpon Island lighthouse (1922) and other support structures compose a cozy inn. In spring, the setting makes an ideal viewpoint for both icebergs and whales that glide past and is one that “Captain Ahab would give his other leg for,” one visitor wrote.

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