If you were sailing down the Strait of Belle Isle in the earliest years of the 18th century, you might well look to port as you passed Bradore Bay and detected the remains of a whaling station. Those remains had forlornly clung there since perhaps the mid-1500s. Further up the strait, we have Red Bay. It was here in the 1970s and 80s, as we all know, that a 400-year-old European whaling site was brought to light. Just part of a storied, ever-changing coast.