Monday, June 13, 2011

Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada

Deer Island has been inhabited since 1770.  
It is exactly half-way between the Equator and North Pole.

View From 45th Parallel Motel n Restaurant
The first Lobster pound in North America was established on Beans Island, located off Deer Island. Today, several lobster pounds together are capable of storing about 3,000,000 at any one time and the Northern Harbour facility is known as the World’s largest “Natural” Live Lobster holding facility.   

Northern Harbour Facility, holding capacity of 310,000 lbs

Fairhaven Facility, holding, capacity of 200,000 lbs.

The largest Tidal Whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere can be viewed from Deer Island Point Campground during each flood tide. 

Deer Island is Campobello Island's "missing link" as only during July & August is there a toll car ferry which connects Campobello Island to Canada via Deer Island.    

The first Atlantic salmon sea farm in Atlantic Canada was established in Richardson Harbour by the Pendleton Family.

Whale watching tours and Kayaking are available.  Beachcombing is at the top of everyone's list, with bird watching and cycling being two favourite past times.  Deer Island is a photographer's paradise. Each turn in the road presents an opportunity to create an "original masterpiece".    

I have walked many of these beautiful scenic beaches

Deer Island's population – just over 1,000 souls. Several public wharves afford an opportunity to go Flounder fishing at your own leisure, if you happen to have fishing tackle with you.

Flounder, nice white meat, TASTY :)