Eastport, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Not to be confused with Brighton in the United Kingdom

Eastport
Salvage Bay, Salvage New, Brigton
Town
Eastport Beach
Eastport Beach
Official seal of Eastport
Seal
Coordinates: 48°39′N 53°46′W / 48.650°N 53.767°W / 48.650; -53.767
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Government
 • Mayor Genevieve Squire
 • MHA Sandy Collins
 • MP Scott Simms
Area
 • Land 18.64 km2 (7.20 sq mi)
Population (2011 census[1])
 • Total 482
 • Density 25.9/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709
Website Town of Eastport website

Eastport is a long-popular Newfoundland vacation destination on the Eastport Peninsula. Eastport is located on the north-western border of Terra Nova National Park and is famed for its sandy beaches, beautiful scenery and traditional Newfoundland outport heritage.

About Eastport[edit]

Originally known as Salvage Bay, Salvage New, and Brighton, it eventually became known as Eastport due to it being on the east side of Salvage Bay. In the early 1960s, under the resettlement program, several families from Flat Island and Coward’s Island moved to Eastport. They brought with them their own unique culture which added a new and interesting dimension to the community.[citation needed]

During the last weekend of July/first weekend of August, the annual SeaFest is held on the Beach.

Canadian radio host Michael Enright calls the 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) walk from Eastport to Salvage the most beautiful in the world.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Nearby Terra Nova National Park
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
14.5
(58.1)
16.5
(61.7)
23
(73)
28.5
(83.3)
32.2
(90)
33
(91)
34
(93)
28.5
(83.3)
24
(75)
19.4
(66.9)
16.1
(61)
34
(93)
Average high °C (°F) −2.6
(27.3)
−2.8
(27)
1.2
(34.2)
5.8
(42.4)
11.9
(53.4)
17.1
(62.8)
21.4
(70.5)
21
(70)
16.4
(61.5)
10.2
(50.4)
4.8
(40.6)
−0.2
(31.6)
21.4
(70.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.8
(19.8)
−7.2
(19)
−3
(27)
2
(36)
7
(45)
11.8
(53.2)
16.1
(61)
16.1
(61)
12
(54)
6.6
(43.9)
1.6
(34.9)
−3.7
(25.3)
4.4
(39.9)
Average low °C (°F) −10.9
(12.4)
−11.6
(11.1)
−7.2
(19)
−1.8
(28.8)
2.2
(36)
6.5
(43.7)
10.8
(51.4)
11.2
(52.2)
7.6
(45.7)
2.8
(37)
−1.6
(29.1)
−7.2
(19)
0.1
(32.2)
Record low °C (°F) −27.8
(−18)
−27.5
(−17.5)
−28.5
(−19.3)
−18
(0)
−9.4
(15.1)
−3.9
(25)
1
(34)
−2
(28)
−5
(23)
−8
(18)
−16.5
(2.3)
−22.8
(−9)
−28.5
(−19.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 105.7
(4.161)
107.3
(4.224)
99.7
(3.925)
82.3
(3.24)
87.6
(3.449)
88.2
(3.472)
88.3
(3.476)
88.7
(3.492)
108.6
(4.276)
110.6
(4.354)
105.9
(4.169)
110.9
(4.366)
1,183.7
(46.602)
Source: Environment Canada[3]

For more information[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles - Eastport". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/shows/2013/06/09/podcast-2/
  3. ^ Environment Canada[1], accessed 3 October 2012 for nearby Terra Nova National Park

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°39′N 53°46′W / 48.650°N 53.767°W / 48.650; -53.767