Deer Island (New Brunswick)
At 45 km², the island is the largest in the West Isles Parish which had a 2001 population of 851. Deer Island is entirely rural with only one major route which is Route 772. The major communities on the island are Fairhaven, Leonardville and Lords Cove. The economy is primarily driven by the fishing and aquaculture industries although tourism is growing in importance.
The provincially operated Letete to Deer Island Ferry connects Deer Island with L'Etete on the Canadian mainland throughout the year. During the summer, privately operated ferries operate the Cummings Cove to Welshpool Ferry, and to the city of Eastport in the U.S. state of Maine.
- Official website
- Deer Island in the international Quoddy Loop
- Old Sow Whirlpool, nest to Deer Island, New Brunswick
- Deer Island is included in the Save Passamaquoddy Bay 3-Nation Alliance
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