Isle Haute

Distant enough to be somewhat mysterious, Isle Haute is shrouded in sea mist and legends of pirate Ned Low’s treasure, headless ghosts, and ghost ships. Known long ago to the Mi’kmaq as Maskusetkik, the island is in fact a rich sanctuary for sea and seals. Cliffs of columnar basalt tower 100 metres from the waters of the bay, giving rise to its name.

Geological Formation: North Mountain Formation
Age: Late Triassic-Early Jurassic (circa 200 million years)
Directions: Isle Haute lies 8 km off Cape Chignecto in the Bay of Fundy, and can be accessed by boat tours out of Advocate Harbour. The island is a National Wildlife refuge; day hikers are welcome but be mindful of nesting Era herons, sea birds and seals.


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