Lewisporte

Lewisporte is a town and seaport on Notre Dame Bay in Central Newfoundland.

Understand

Lewisporte (population 3483, founded 1876) is a deep-water port and shipping centre on Notre Dame Bay which has served as a fishing, farming and boat-building settlement, a shipping port and sawmill, and until recently a distribution point for supplies destined to Cartwright and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador by coastal ferry. Due to its proximity to Gander's once-bustling international airport, Lewisporte accommodated more than 700 of the 6500 trans-Atlantic airline passengers diverted to Gander during the September 11, 2001 attacks in the US. A 10th anniversary reunion for Delta 15's passengers and the people of Lewisporte was held by Canada's Atlanta consulate in 2011.

Lewisporte is host to a community college and the Marine Institute (82 Premier Dr, +1 709 535-0514), an ocean research facility backed by Memorial University, St. John's.

Get in

By car
Lewisporte is on Route 341.
By ship
Lewisporte is the southern terminus of a seasonal coastal ferry service to Labrador:

Get around

See

Lewisporte Town Hall

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Events

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