Porpoise Waiting Grounds

September 15, 1897
Campobello and the Porpiose Waiting Grounds


From atop a high rock near the shore may be seen Quoddy Head and Grand Manan, a little distance from the camping grounds is Cranberry Point, where a shaft has been dug by prospectors and a considerable amount of copper ore has been obtained. Passamaquoddy families are camped at east side of Gooseberry Point on Campobello waiting for the tide to turn in their favor before heading to Grand Manan. They were waiting for the change of the tide to help them on to Grand Manan for porpoise shooting. On the island is a spring of cool clear water, it was cut down deep into the ground years ago by the Indians