“Join us as we board the Mega Nova of Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises for a whale-watching excursion in the Bay of Fundy. Humpback whales, white-sided dolphins, sunfish, a puffin, and a Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish were among the sea life we saw. It was one of the most memorable whale-watching experiences I’ve ever had, and I hope you appreciate it as much as I did.”Mike Adam
Brier Island is a small island in the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia’s Digby County.
Brier Island is frequently engulfed in fog, and there have been 57 shipwrecks documented. The Northern and Western lights on the island, as well as the Peter Island lighthouse in Grand Passage, provide “a lighthouse per mile”; all are automated and operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. The lumber for the Westport Community Hall came from the wreck of the barque “Aurora” in 1908.
The year-round commercial fishing business and the seasonal tourism industry, which is mostly centered on whale watching trips, support the local economy.
In the settlement, the Canadian Coast Guard operates CCG Station Westport. The CCGC Westport rescue cutter responds to search and rescue situations in the eastern Gulf of Maine and the southern and eastern Bay of Fundy 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Video provided by Mike Adam of RiverVids
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Scott MacAdam deserves special recognition for his photographs of the marine creatures on our tour as well as some excellent video commentary.