Campobello Island, New Brunswick
Long before US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made his summer home here overlooking Fundy Bay, Passamaquoddy natives harvested clams, sea urchins, and other marine species off the island’s coast. Through the 18th and 19th centuries, French, British and Canadian settlers called Campobello home, fishing for cod, haddock, hake, herring, pollock, and mackerel. The Island also features two historic lighthouses, East Quoddy Head Light and Mulholland Light, as well as Roosevelt Park. Fishing is still a mainstay of Campobello’s economy. Local fishermen dig clams, haul lobster traps, drag for sea urchins and scallops, net herring and mackerel, and raise salmon in aquaculture pens.
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Seasonal/Year-round (grounds and park natural areas). Restrooms. Picnic area. Camping. Trails.
Events and Activities
1 June, 2015. A Celebration of the Sea. Hosted by Roosevelt Campobello International Park and Downeast Fisheries Trail in honor of eight new interpretive panels. Poetry, music, and more. More information: info@DowneastFisheriesTrail.org.
Sources & Links
Roosevelt Campobello International Park, National Park Service
Downeast Fisheries Trail Interpretive Panels
Seven interpretive panels located at a Downeast Fisheries Trail kiosk on the beach beneath the Roosevelt Cottage, and an eighth one located by Mulholland light at the head of the island (panels created by Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Downeast Fisheries Trail, and Maine Sea Grant).