Deer Island

Deer Island abuts the border with the US at the entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay on the south coast of New Brunswick. Long in dispute with the US, sovereignty over the island passed to NB in 1817. The name is probably descriptive. Fishing is the most important economic activity.

Deer Island abuts the border with the US at the entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay on the south coast of New Brunswick. Long in dispute with the US, sovereignty over the island passed to NB in 1817. The name is probably descriptive. Fishing is the most important economic activity. The island is the site of the world's 3 largest lobster pounds, natural inlets converted by fences and nets into corrals where lobsters are held while waiting shipment to market. The 2 largest communities are Fairhaven and Leonardville. Ferry service connects with Letete, NB, and Eastport, Maine.