Cape Race is located on the south eastern tip of the Irish Loop, 10 km from Portugal Cove South, on highway 10. It’s home to the Myrick Interpretive Centre (seasonal), the Cape Race Lighthouse, and the Light Keepers who maintain the light station on 28-day shifts all year round. It also neighbors the UNESCO Fossil site located on the Mistaken Point ecological reserve, here in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Cape Race Titanic connection is a story over 100 years in the making. On a fateful night in April of 1912, the Titanic, on her maiden voyage, struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. and happened just 400 miles off the Newfoundland coast. In 1912, the Marconi Company had a wireless radio station, still in it’s infancy at the time, located in Cape Race. It was there that the first SOS signal was received and became the epicenter of the rescue mission during one of the worst nautical disasters of all time.