Random Island has massive beds of red shale and LIMESTONE on the northwest side, which supported brick factories at Elliott's Cove and Snooks Harbour from the late 1800s. Most of the 11 communities that now ring the island were founded in the mid-1800s by fishermen; 2 communities were founded in the 1970s, Robinson's Bight and Random Heights. Lumbering has been an important industry on the western side of Random Island and today one company remains. Since 1952, the island is connected to insular Newfoundland by the Hefferton Causeway.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Pitt, Janet E.m.. "Random Island". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/random-island. Accessed 11 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Pitt, J. (2014). Random Island. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/random-island
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Pitt, Janet E.m.. "Random Island." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited January 23, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Random Island," by Janet E.m. Pitt, Accessed December 11, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/random-island
Article by Janet E.m. Pitt
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited January 23, 2014