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Campobello Island
Community Description

International Significance
Museums
Livelihood
Lighthouses and Whales
Parks
Ferry Service

Other Campobello Island Resources


International Significance
Puppydog Rock

"Puppydog Rock," as viewed from inside the entrance to Head Harbour

Campobello Island is one of several principal islands in the western Bay of Fundy. (The others include Deer Island, Grand Manan Island, and Moose Island, Eastport). It has a rich history, which includes the Native American Passamaquoddys, early French explorers, British settlement by Captain William Owen, and a sometimes ambivilant relationship with neighboring Maine and the United States. The island's museums reflect the importance of Campobello Island to local inhabitants, as well as to world governments, and its parks reflect its natural, physical beauty and significance.
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Two Museums

During the 1930s, Campobello Island became the summer home of many wealthy Victorian families, (most notably, the Roosevelts). The Roosevelt-Campobello International Park is a monument to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, to that era, and to Campobello Island and its people.

A visit to the Campobello Island Library and Museum in the village of Welshpool is well worth the trip for those interested in displays on the island's facinating history, for historical literature, or for a pleasant book to read.

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Livelihood

Fishing is the principle industry on Campobello Island. Along its shores are numerous herring weirs (locally, pronounced "wares") -- fish traps invented by Native Americans, an invention still in use today.

A more recent innovation to the area are the aquaculture sites off shore. Here, thousands of Atlantic Salmon, as well as Rainbow Trout -- and other species -- are raised in the chilly waters of the area. For the inquisitive, boat tours of fish pen sites are available.

Campobello Island's natural beauty includes views of Fundy Bay, the surrounding island and mainland communities, and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.

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Visual Feast of Lighthouses and Whales!

No visit would be complete without viewing the two lighthouses at Campobello Island, East Quoddy Head Light (officially known as Head Harbour Light) and Mulholland Point Light (which is in a separate section of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park). The Mulholland Point Light is a terrific spot for a picnic (tables are sited there), for great photographs of the lighthouse with the village of Lubec in the background across the narrows, and for watching the numerous seals that feed on fish and frolic in the current during mid-tide.

The ferry vessels which ply the waters year-'round between Grand Manan Island and Blacks Harbour are frequent sights to visitors of East Quoddy Light. And as a bonus, during July, August, and into September, whales can frequently be seen--even heard, at times--from the East Quoddy Light area.

From there, for those with a sharp eye, other lighthouses can be seen: Southern Wolf Island Light; Bliss Island Light; Greens Point Light (officially known as L'Etete Passage Light) near L'Etete on the New Brunswick mainland; Leonardville Light, on Deer Island; and Pea Point near Blacks Harbour.

At the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Bridge area, as well as from trails in the Roosevelt Campobello International Park's natural area, the Lubec Channel Light can be seen.

Viewing from Liberty Point, at the island's southernmost tip -- also within the Roosevelt Park natural area -- West Quoddy Head Light can be seen across the Quoddy Narrows. And, 'way out on the north end of Grand Manan Island, the"Whistle" (Long Eddy Light) stands guard.

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Two Parks
Another park in addition to Roosevelt-Campobello International Park, is the Herring Cove Provincial Park. Its two-mile, crescent, sand-crested pebble beach, wooded campground, hiking trails, and nine-hole golfcourse (with commanding view of the Bay of Fundy) offer many refreshing, rewarding experiences.
The Friar

"The Friar" stone chimney along the shore at Friar's Head in Roosevelt Campobello International Park

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Ferry Service

During July, August, and part of September, toll ferry service regularly takes passengers and vehicles from Campobello to Deer Island. If going further, the traveller can take the free government ferry to L'Etete on the mainland of New Brunswick, or the toll ferry to Moose Island, Eastport, Maine, which connects by causeway to Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Reservation on the Maine mainland.

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Campobello Island
Local Business Directory



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Arts



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123


Arts--Galleries



Friar's Bay Studio Gallery

Featuring the pastel and oil landscapes of Michael Chesley Johnson.

Michael's award-winning landscapes feature local scenes painted on location.

Michael is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of both Oil Painters of America and Pastel Artists Canada.

Also offering painting workshops and classes throughout the season.

    Season: June 15 - October 1
822 Route 774
Welshpool
Campobello Island, NB  E5E 1A6
CANADA
-Or-
PO Box 454
Lubec, ME  04652
US
506-(575)267-2450 (via Skype, New Mexico)



Owen House B&B

The Owen House is a large historic colonial inn on a headland overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay. The old house still has much of its origional construction and furniture, and quilts and fireplaces which add warmth and charm. We are famous for our breakfasts and beautiful location.

11 Welshpool St.
Welshpool
Campobello Island, NB  E5E 1G3
CANADA
506-752-2977


Arts--Paintings



Owen House B&B

The Owen House is a large historic colonial inn on a headland overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay. The old house still has much of its origional construction and furniture, and quilts and fireplaces which add warmth and charm. We are famous for our breakfasts and beautiful location.

11 Welshpool St.
Welshpool
Campobello Island, NB  E5E 1G3
CANADA
506-752-2977


Arts--Workshops



Friar's Bay Studio Gallery

Featuring the pastel and oil landscapes of Michael Chesley Johnson.

Michael's award-winning landscapes feature local scenes painted on location.

Michael is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of both Oil Painters of America and Pastel Artists Canada.

Also offering painting workshops and classes throughout the season.

    Season: June 15 - October 1
822 Route 774
Welshpool
Campobello Island, NB  E5E 1A6
CANADA
-Or-
PO Box 454
Lubec, ME  04652
US
506-(575)267-2450 (via Skype, New Mexico)


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Boat Excursions & Charters



Island Cruises

Join us aboard Island Cruises as we search the coastal waters of the Bay of Fundy for Minke, Finback, Humpback, and Northern Right Whales.

We will also look for eagles, seals, porpoises, and various types of marine birds as we cruise through the many small islands along the way.

Tour Length: approximately 2 hours.

5 Daily Departures, By Appointment.

Also ask about our Boat Charters, Saltwater Fishing, and Lighthouse Cruises.

Wilsons Beach
Campobello Island, NB  CANADA
506-752-1107

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Campgrounds



Friar's Bay Motor Lodge
802 Rt-774
Welshpool
Campobello Island, NB  CANADA
506-752-2056


Herring Cove Provincial Park
136 Herring Cove Rd.
Welshpool
Campobello Island, NB  E5E 1B8
CANADA
506-752-7010

Cards



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123


Crafts, Arts, & Souvenirs



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123



Lighthouse Birdfeeders

Wooden hand-crafted East Quoddy Head (Head Harbour) Light and West Quoddy Light bird feeders, Christmas ornaments, and lamps.

We ship anywhere!

Visa accepted.

2620 Rt-774
Wilsons Beach
Campobello Island, NB  E5E 1L9
CANADA
506-752-2320
Fax: 506-752-2960


Crafts--New Brunswick-made



Lighthouse Birdfeeders

Wooden hand-crafted East Quoddy Head (Head Harbour) Light and West Quoddy Light bird feeders, Christmas ornaments, and lamps.

We ship anywhere!

Visa accepted.

2620 Rt-774
Wilsons Beach
Campobello Island, NB  E5E 1L9
CANADA
506-752-2320
Fax: 506-752-2960


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Fishing--Deep Sea



Island Cruises

Join us aboard Island Cruises as we search the coastal waters of the Bay of Fundy for Minke, Finback, Humpback, and Northern Right Whales.

We will also look for eagles, seals, porpoises, and various types of marine birds as we cruise through the many small islands along the way.

Tour Length: approximately 2 hours.

5 Daily Departures, By Appointment.

Also ask about our Boat Charters, Saltwater Fishing, and Lighthouse Cruises.

Wilsons Beach
Campobello Island, NB  CANADA
506-752-1107

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Gifts--Hand Crafted



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123


Gifts--Maine-made



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123


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Jewelry



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123


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Lodgings--B&Bs



Owen House B&B

The Owen House is a large historic colonial inn on a headland overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay. The old house still has much of its origional construction and furniture, and quilts and fireplaces which add warmth and charm. We are famous for our breakfasts and beautiful location.

11 Welshpool St.
Welshpool
Campobello Island, NB  E5E 1G3
CANADA
506-752-2977


Lodgings--Housekeeping Units



Friar's Bay Motor Lodge
802 Rt-774
Welshpool
Campobello Island, NB  CANADA
506-752-2056

Lodgings--Motels



Friar's Bay Motor Lodge
802 Rt-774
Welshpool
Campobello Island, NB  CANADA
506-752-2056

Lodgings--Vacation Rentals



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123


Lodgings--Waterfront Rentals--Seaside



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123


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Specialty Shops



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123

 

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Whale Watching



Island Cruises

Join us aboard Island Cruises as we search the coastal waters of the Bay of Fundy for Minke, Finback, Humpback, and Northern Right Whales.

We will also look for eagles, seals, porpoises, and various types of marine birds as we cruise through the many small islands along the way.

Tour Length: approximately 2 hours.

5 Daily Departures, By Appointment.

Also ask about our Boat Charters, Saltwater Fishing, and Lighthouse Cruises.

Wilsons Beach
Campobello Island, NB  CANADA
506-752-1107

Wreaths



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123

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