Deer Island (New Brunswick)

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Leonardville Lighthouse
LocationDeer Island, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates44°58′06″N 66°57′18″W / 44.968231°N 66.955103°W / 44.968231; -66.955103
Constructed1914 Edit this on Wikidata
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionwooden tower
Tower height8 m (26 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Tower shapesquare frustun tower with balcony and lantern[1][2]
Markingswhite tower, red lantern roof
OperatorCanadian Coast Guard Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height20 m (66 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Range10 nmi (19 km; 12 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicF W Edit this on Wikidata
NGA no.11264
Admiralty no.H4146 Edit this on Wikidata
CCG no.46
ARLHS no.CAN274 Edit this on Wikidata

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. The Cummings Cove to Eastport Ferry, Fundy Trail II to Maine, has been defunct since 2014.



  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Southern New Brunswick". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  2. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2016.
  3. ^ "Deer Island History and Little Known Facts". Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  4. ^ "LETETE - DEER ISLAND FERRY". Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Old Sow Whirlpool". Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Public Parks Recreation Areas Hiking Trails". Quoddy Loop. Retrieved 2 January 2017.

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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