Map of Early European Whaling Region

For over a decade scientists have been investigating an early European whaling site at Hare Harbor in Quebec, Canada. Located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, just south of the 16th century Basque whaling communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, Hare Harbor has revealed important contact and trading relationships between the Inuit peoples of Northern Canada and the European Basque whalers of France and Spain.



Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center