Fortune Bridge, Prince Edward Island

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Fortune Bridge, Prince Edward Island is located in Prince Edward Island
Fortune Bridge, Prince Edward Island
Location of Fortune Bridge in Prince Edward Island
Flowers in Fortune Bridge

Fortune Bridge is a small unincorporated area on Lot 43, East Parish, King County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is located west of the Town of Souris.[1][2][3]

Author Elmer Blaney Harris built a summer home and founded an artist colony in Fortune Bridge. Local residents, including Lydia Dingwell (1852-1931) of nearby Dingwells Mills, would be the inspiration for his play Johnny Belinda.[4][5][6][7] The home was later owned by actress Colleen Dewhurst and is now The Inn at Bay Fortune[8] and Fireworks restaurant, owned and operated by Chef Michael Smith and his partner Chastity Smith.

Postal information[edit]

Fortune Bridge had its own post office from 1889 to until 1914. The postal code for Fortune Bridge is C0A 2B0 and the following are rural route addresses for the community: Souris Rural Route 4.[9]

Fortune Bridge Today[edit]

Fortune Bridge is known for tourism, farming, and fishing. Fortune Bridge is home to the Fortune River and "Front Beach". Many cottages are located in the area due to its scenic vistas. During the summer months, the Fortune River is a popular destination for boaters and paddlers of all skill levels, due to it being calm and sheltered. Paddles on Fortune River[10] has opened in 2017 to offer kayak and paddleboard rentals for river exploration. Fortune Bridge is also home to the Fortune Community Centre[11], serving the local area since 1928.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Search for Fortune Bridge Archived 2007-08-30 at the Wayback Machine. at Canadian Geographical Names
  2. ^ Fortune Bridge at Statistics Canada
  3. ^ Fortune Bridge Archived 2007-06-29 at the Wayback Machine. at The Communities of Eastern Kings
  4. ^ Bio @ The Official Elmer Blaney Harris Homepage Archived 2005-02-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Elmer Harris @ Internet Broadway Database
  6. ^ Elmer Harris on IMDb
  7. ^ *Johnny Belinda on IMDb
  8. ^ "Inn at Bay Fortune".
  9. ^ Fortune Bridge at PEI Place Finder
  10. ^ "Paddles on Fortune River".
  11. ^ "Fortune Community Centre".

Coordinates: 46°21′00″N 62°23′00″W / 46.35000°N 62.38333°W / 46.35000; -62.38333 (Fortune Bridge)