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Should you wish to travel beyond Cobscook Bay to the north and east of Lubec and Easport in Passamaquoddy Bay or the Bay of Fundy, do your homework before getting in your boat. The tidal range at Eastport can be 24 feet, and currents running between narrow inter-island passages are quite strong. The Frigid waters of easternmost Maine should be treated with the utmost respect and should be considered the realm of those very experienced with major tides and currents. The risk to those with inappropriate craft or skills is high.


A pleasant resort town at the southern end of the peninsula between Passamaquoddy Bay and the entrance to the St. Croix River, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea is the largest Canadian settlement in the region and a convenient port of entry. Overnight dockage on Market Wharf can be arranged by contacting the wharfinger (B.B. Chamberlain, Ch. 78; 506/529-5170). Water, pump-outs, power, and a pay phone are available on the wharf. There is a Save-Easy supermarket a block away.


A picturesque lighthouse at the end of a series of bold, rocky islets gives the mariner a dramatic welcome to Head Harbour at the northeastern end of Campobello Island. This is one of the best harbors in the Passamaquoddy region, a good place to spend the night or to wait out the tide before entering Head Harbour or Letete Passage.