Visit Lubec Maine
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About Blacks Harbour, N.B.

A Lubec, Maine, neighbor

Blacks Harbour (2011 population: 982) is a Canadian village in Charlotte County, New Brunswick. Referred to simply as Blacks by locals, the village is on a harbor of the same name opening onto the Bay of Fundy.

Blacks Harbour is the northern terminus for the year-round ferry to Grand Manan Island. This 20-mile (32-kilometer) ferry trip is provided by Coastal Transport Limited and goes to the Grand Manan Island port of North Head. The crossing takes 1.5 hours, and prices are based on vehicle and number of people. Two ferries provide service on the route, carrying up to 82 cars at a time. Ferries operate at least hourly between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., and half hourly for most of the day. The service is operated by the New Brunswick Department of Transportation, and during the winter months provides the only public route access to Grand Manan Island.

Fishing has been a vital part of Blacks Harbour's existence for more than 200 years. Connors Brothers Limited was founded in 1885 at Blacks Harbour and is now a major international processor of all types of seafood. The company is also a major New Brunswick employer.

(Information adapted from Wikipedia)