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The best-known peninsula in Newfoundland is Bonavista, where John Cabot is thought to have sighted the "New World" for the first time in At Cape Bonavista, stands a statue of Cabot, and visitors can watch for whales, puffins, and icebergs along the coast. The old lighthouse, a provincial historic site, dates from and was restored around Picturesque Trinity is an old fishing and trading town, where the historical character has been well preserved. Also a fishing town, Bonavista was first used by European fishing fleets back in the 16th century. Ryan Premises National Historic Site was opened in
Etymology[ edit ] L'Anse aux Meadows is a French-English name which can be translated as the bay with the grasslands. Based on the idea that the Old Norse name " Vinland ", mentioned in the Icelandic Sagas , meant "wine-land", historians had long speculated that the region contained wild grapes. This dichotomy between the two views could have possibly been due to the two historic ways in which the first vowel sound of "Vinland" could be pronounced. In , George Decker, a citizen of the small fishing hamlet of L'Anse aux Meadows, led Helge Ingstad to a group of mounds near the village that the locals called the "old Indian camp".
History of Newfoundland and Labrador Long settled by indigenous peoples of the Dorset culture , the island was visited by the Icelandic Viking Leif Eriksson in the 11th century, who called the new land " Vinland ". L'Anse aux Meadows was a Norse settlement near the northernmost tip of Newfoundland Cape Norman , which has been dated to be approximately 1, years old. The site is considered the only undisputed evidence of Pre-Columbian contact between the Old and New Worlds, if the Norse- Inuit contact on Greenland is not counted. Point Rosee , in southwest Newfoundland, was thought to be a second Norse site until excavations in and found no evidence of any Norse presence. The indigenous people on the island at the time of European settlement were the Beothuk , who spoke an Amerindian language of the same name.