White Head Island

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White Head Island
White Head Island is located in New Brunswick
White Head Island
White Head Island
Location in the Bay of Fundy
LocationBay of Fundy
Coordinates44°37′52.6″N 66°42′28.63″W / 44.631278°N 66.7079528°W / 44.631278; -66.7079528Coordinates: 44°37′52.6″N 66°42′28.63″W / 44.631278°N 66.7079528°W / 44.631278; -66.7079528
ArchipelagoGrand Manan Archipelago
Area6.17 km2 (2.38 sq mi)
ProvinceNew Brunswick
ParishGrand Manan Parish
Population162 (2011)[1]
Pop. density26.3/km2 (68.1/sq mi)
Long Point Lighthouse
Long Point Lighthouse at the southern tip of White Head Island
White Head Island is located in New Brunswick
White Head Island
New Brunswick
LocationLong Point
White Head Island
New Brunswick
Coordinates44°36′49.85″N 66°42′35.48″W / 44.6138472°N 66.7098556°W / 44.6138472; -66.7098556
Year first constructed1966
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapequadrangular tower with balcony and lantern rising from the fog signal building
Markings / patternwhite tower, red lantern
Tower height11 metres (36 ft)
Focal height15.5 metres (51 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)[2]
CharacteristicIso W 12s.
Fog signal2s. blast every 20s.
Admiralty numberH4178
CHS numberCCG 25
NGA number11400
ARLHS numberCAN-644
Managing agentCanadian Coast Guard[3][4]

White Head Island is an island located in the Bay of Fundy. It is off the east coast of Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick. In 2011 the island had a population of 162. White Head Island is governed as a local service district.[1]

Its economy is based largely around aquaculture and fishing.[5]

The island has an elementary school which has kindergarten to grade 2 and grades 3 to 6 in two separate classrooms. Recently there have been efforts to move children to the larger Grand Manan Community School however the younger grades remain on White Head due to the ferry crossing. It's the smallest school within the Anglophone South School District of Southern New Brunswick.

Coastal Transport Limited provides car ferry service between White Head and Grand Manan. The ferry William Frankland operates year-round and is free of charge.[6]

The community has a small general store located at the dock where the ferry arrives at the island.

There is a Baptist church on the island that was completed in 1981. However, there are records of a religious house in use until 1928, when the second of three churches was dedicated.[7]


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  1. ^ a b "White Head, New Brunswick. Census Profile". 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  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. 2015.
  3. ^ Southern New Brunswick The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 23 March 2017
  4. ^ Long Point, NB Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved 23 March 2017
  5. ^ "...things to do while on Grand Manan". ambleinncottages.com/. September 2018.
  6. ^ "White Head Schedule". Coastal Transport. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  7. ^ "White Head Baptist Church". Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com. Retrieved 2017-05-01.