Deer Island (New Brunswick)

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Leonardville Lighthouse
Deer Island Point low tide.jpg
Deer Island (New Brunswick) is located in New Brunswick
Deer Island (New Brunswick)
New Brunswick
Location New Brunswick, Canada Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 44°58′5.63″N 66°57′18.37″W / 44.9682306°N 66.9551028°W / 44.9682306; -66.9551028
Year first constructed 1914
Foundation concrete base
Construction wooden tower
Tower shape square frustun tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern roof
Height 8 metres (26 ft)
Focal height 20 metres (66 ft)
Range 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)
Characteristic F W
Admiralty number H4146
CHS number CCG 46
NGA number 11264
ARLHS number CAN-274
Managing agent Canadian Coast Guard[1][2]
One of two ferries operated by the provincial government which connect Deer Island to the mainland (2001).

Deer Island is one of the Fundy Islands in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. It is at the entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay.

The island was first settled by colonists around 1770.[3] Administratively it is in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, At 45 km2, it is the largest in the West Isles Parish (census division) which had a 2001 population of 851. It has three communities: Fairhaven, Leonardville, and Lords Cove.[4] There is a primary school on the island, while older pupils attend Fundy High School on the mainland.

The economy is primarily fishing and aquaculture based although tourism is growing. The Old Sow, the largest tidal whirlpool in the western hemisphere[5] can be viewed from Deer Island Point Park.[6]

The major route is New Brunswick Route 772. The year round L'Etete to Deer Island Ferries run by the government, Deer Island Princess II and Abnaki II, connect Deer Island with L'Etete, New Brunswick on the mainland. During the summer, privately operated ferries, through East Coast Ferries Ltd, operate the Cummings Cove to Welshpool Ferry, Hopper II, to Campobello Island, and the Cummings Cove to Eastport Ferry, Fundy Trail II to Maine.

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Coordinates: 44°58′32.4″N 66°58′53.6″W / 44.975667°N 66.981556°W / 44.975667; -66.981556