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St. Paul Island
St. Paul Island is a small island in the Cabot Strait. A narrow channel runs between its two halves. Discovered by John Cabot in 1497, it is about 25 km north of Nova Scotia, to which it politically belongs, and three times that far southwest of Newfoundland Island.
Known for a long history of shipwrecks it has a solar powered lighthouse. Except for occasional visits by amateur radio operators (the callsign prefix is CY9), birdwatchers, and SCUBA divers, the island is uninhabited. Actually landing on the island requires the permission of the Canadian Coast Guard.
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