Coles Island, New Brunswick

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Coles Island
Location of Coles Island in New Brunswick

Coles Island is a settlement and an island in New Brunswick, Canada. The island itself is located in the Canaan River. The community is centred on Route 10, Route 715, and Route 112 intersection and extends south of the island as well. It links travellers on Route 10 - the former Trans-Canada Highway - to southern communities such as Sussex, New Brunswick, Apohaqui Saint John and the Fundy coastline.

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It is known locally for its richness in small game hunting and fishing areas. [1]

History

The community is named after David Cole, a Loyalist settler in the area.

Its post office was established in 1858. [2]

By 1898 Coles Island had a post office, two stores, a hotel, a sawmill, a church and a population of 100. [3]

Notable people

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References

  1. "Hunting in New Brunswick". Province of New Brunswick. Archived from the original on 21 February 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  2. Hamilton, William (1978). The Macmillan Book of Canadian Place Names. Toronto: Macmillan. p. 73. ISBN   0-7715-9754-1.
  3. "Provincial Archives of New Brunswick". archives.gnb.ca.

Coordinates: 45°55′14″N65°47′24″W / 45.920647°N 65.789952°W / 45.920647; -65.789952