Charlottetown, Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador

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For the community of the same name on the island of Newfoundland, see Charlottetown, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Charlottetown is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Charlottetown
Charlottetown
Location of Charlottetown, Labrador

Charlottetown is a town of about 365 people in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It was said to be founded by Benjamin Powell in 1950 and named for Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: "I thought that maybe someday the place would be the capital of the bay, the same way Charlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island."[1]

Situated on a sheltered inlet on the Labrador coast, Charlottetown was served by a coastal ferry service until the completion of the Trans-Labrador Highway in 2002. There is also a small airport.[2] Charlottetown provides a bridgehead and services to the remote community of Norman's Bay.

There is a hotel in the town and many people have occupations related to the shrimp fishery.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benjamin W. Powell, Labrador by Choice, 1979 (fourth printing 1994), p. 153
  2. ^ Charlottetown Airport (YHG)
  3. ^ Labrador Coastal Drive, Community Profile

Coordinates: 52°45′57″N 56°08′43″W / 52.76583°N 56.14528°W / 52.76583; -56.14528