Welcome to Bay de Verde Heritage House and Baccalieu Island Exhibit,
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Bay de Verde is home of the renowned Baccalieu
Island The Island supports the greatest diversity of breeding
seabirds of any seabird colony in North America. More Leach's Storm Petrels
breed on Baccalieu than anywhere else in the world. In addition,
Baccalieu Island supports the second largest colony of Puffins in North
America. The reserve is also home to Black-legged Kittiwakes, and one of
only six Northern Gannet colonies in North America. Tourist
visiting the Newfoundland and Labrador will surly want to check out
Island Interpretation Centre at Bay de Verde Heritage House.
History of Bay de Verde Heritage House
The Bay de Verde Heritage House was built in 1896 by a wealthy
merchant named John Blundon.
The Bay de Verde Heritage House
was built in 1896 by a wealthy merchant named John Blundon. Mr.
Blundon , a native of Bay de Verde , owned many schooners and also traded
along the coast. He built his house on 7 Blundon's Point in
accordance with this lifestyle complete with a five-sided porch, a full
attic and a separate stairway for the servants. The house was
occupied by the Blundon family until 1995.
The house was donated by Mrs. Dorothy Blundon and family to the Town of
Bay de Verde on August 16 1996, which was exactly
after it was constructed.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
Foundation recognized 7 Blundon Point as a Registered Heritage Structure
in May 1997. It is now preserved and used as a Heritage House.
the Heritage House you will also find many interesting exhibits. One
of these exhibits showcases Baccalieu Island, which is just three
kilometers East of the scenic community of Bay de Verde. Also
included is an exhibit on the Ryan Family Lighthouse and the Baccalieu
Island Interpretation Centre.