L'Etete to Deer Island Ferry

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The first Deer Island Princess, a ferry originally operated on the Letete passage, now in Saint John.

The Letete to Deer Island Ferry is a ferry in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.


The ferry crosses Passamaquoddy Bay, linking Mainland New Brunswick in Saint George Parish south of L'Etete at the southern terminus of New Brunswick Route 172 to the largest island of the West Isles Parish, New Brunswick at the northern terminus of New Brunswick Route 772 north of Stuart Cove on the east side of Deer Island .


It is currently served by the ferries Deer Island Princess II and John E. Rigby. [1]

The crossing is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) in length, takes 20 minutes, and is free of tolls. The two ferries provide service on the route, carrying up to 24 cars at a time. Service is provided year round, with ferries operating at least hourly between 0600 and 2200, and half-hourly for most of the day. The service is operated by the New Brunswick Department of Transportation, and during the winter months provides the only road access to Deer Island.[1]


The two ferries are both a propeller driven. Deer Island Princess II has a car capacity of 24, a passenger capacity of 99, a gross tonnage of 335 and a net tonnage of 95. First registered in 2001, she is 39.90 metres (130.9 ft) in length, 12.50 metres (41.0 ft) in breadth and 2.40 metres (7 ft 10 in) in depth. John E. Rigby has a car capacity of 17, a passenger capacity of 30, a gross tonnage of 231 and a net tonnage of 227. First registered in 1976, she is 30.97 metres (101.6 ft) in length, 11.91 metres (39.1 ft) in breadth and 2.16 metres (7 ft 1 in) in depth.[1][2][3]

Other Deer Island Ferries[edit]

At the southern tip of the island via the Deer Island Point Road, during the summer, 2 privately operated ferries provide alternative access to and from Deer Island (The Hopper and Fundy Trail):


  1. ^ a b c "Ferries". New Brunswick Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Deer Island Princess II". Canadian Transportation Agency. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  3. ^ "John E. Rigby". Canadian Transportation Agency. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 

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Coordinates: 45°02′16″N 66°54′53″W / 45.037869°N 66.914635°W / 45.037869; -66.914635