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is a Canadian
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village in Charlotte County
Charlotte County is located in the southwestern portion of New Brunswick, Canada.In most of the county, fishing and aquaculture dominate the local economy, although the town of St. Andrews is a tourist mecca and St...
, New Brunswick
New Brunswick is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the only province in the federation that is constitutionally bilingual . The provincial capital is Fredericton and Saint John is the most populous city. Greater Moncton is the largest Census Metropolitan Area...
Referred to simply as Blacks
by locals, the village is situated on a harbour of the same name opening onto the Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy is a bay on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine...
. It is situated 15 kilometres southeast of the town of St. George
St. George is a Canadian town in Charlotte County, New Brunswick.St. George is nicknamed the "Granite Town" and is located on the Magaguadavic River between Passamaquoddy Bay and Lake Utopia. It is 70 km west of Saint John....
, 3 kilometres west of the neighbouring community of Beaver Harbour
Beaver Harbour is an unincorporated Canadian fishing village in the Parish of Pennfield, Charlotte County, New Brunswick.It is located east of Blacks Harbour and south of Pennfield Ridge.- History :...
and 56 kilometres east from the town of St. Stephen
St. Stephen is a Canadian town in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, situated on the east bank of the St. Croix River at .-Climate:...
Blacks Harbour is the northern terminus for the year-round ferry service to Grand Manan Island
Grand Manan Island is a Canadian island, and the largest in the Bay of Fundy. It is also the primary island in the Grand Manan Archipelago, sitting at the boundary between the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine on the Atlantic coast. Grand Manan is jurisdictionally part of Charlotte County in...
. This 32 kilometre ferry trip is provided by Coastal Transport Limited
Coastal Transport Limited is a ferry company operating in eastern Canada on the Bay of Fundy with headquarters in Saint John, New Brunswick....
and operated to the port of North Head on Grand Manan Island.
Fishing has been a vital part of its existence for over two hundred years. Connors Brothers Limited was founded in 1885 at Blacks Harbour, now a major international processor of all types of seafood. The company is also a major New Brunswick employer.