Caution: Schooner Passage, Hell’s Gate, and the outer Tusket IslandsLocation: Deep Cove, Turpentine, Peases, Ellenwood, Candlebox, Murder Islands accessible from Little River Harbour, Comeaus Hill, or Wedgeport
Shoreline: variable Type of access: by boat only Topographic reference: 20-0/9 (Comeaus Hill) Marine chart # 4244 (Wedgeport and vicinity) UTM grid: varies Latitude and Longitude varies Name of owner: these listed islands are owned in whole or in part by Patrick LeBlanc, Wedgeport
Patrick has been so kind as to give permission for paddlers to tent overnight on any of the above listed islands. Most of these islands have sheep on them, and when in conversation about these islands in April he reported some sheep on Peases Island had been killed by coyotes.
Life on the Tusket Islands is written by Caroline B. Norwood, stories and photos showing life on the Tusket Islands then and now.Location: Owls Head Island Shoreline: rocky Topographic reference: 20-0/9 (Comeaus Hill) Marine chart # 4244 (Wedgeport and vicinity) UTM grid: (37) (38) Latitude:/Longitude: Name of owner: Irwin Kapland, San Francisco, USA Private exit: yes Private access: yes
Owls Head Island is privately owned, members of Southwest Paddlers Association have an understanding with the owner that club members and friends may camp overnight here in exchange of stewardship of the island. If your paddling trip includes staying overnight on Owls Head please contact Pat Hudson at (902)637-2940 or email: [email protected] Many of our islands have a story to tell, Owl’s Head is a fine example, the story goes that during the 1930s when the tuna sport fishing was big in Wedgeport a man from the United States arrived and talked some of the local businessmen into buying shares into what would be an exclusive lodge. The would be owner lacking funds and connections that he led shareholders to believe he had, had to abandon the island. Consequently the lodge built of stone was never completed and now has fallen into ruins.