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Canada : New Brunswick

1.5 km (0.9 miles) NW of Northern Harbour, Deer Island, NB, Canada
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 45°S 113°E

Accuracy: 38 m (124 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the south showing Deer Island and Pleasant Point, Maine #3: View to the west of Perry, Maine #4: View to the north of New Brunswick across the Bay of Fundy #5: General area of the confluence with seaweed #6: GPS at CP #7: GPS time/date/accuracy #8: Capt Pike and the crew #9: Bull moose attempts to stop Confluence visit

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  45°N 67°W (visit #3)  

#1: View to the east of beach on Deer Island, NB Canada

(visited by Stephen Silverman)

30-Jul-2017 -- This confluence lies on the Canadian side of the Passamaquoddy Bay that separates Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada from Perry, Maine, USA.

My home is in Lubec, Maine about 16 km south of the CP and the easternmost place in the continental USA. While speaking with a friend, who just happens to own a suitable boat, the Degree Confluence Project was explained along with the convenient location of CP 45N 67W. A plan was immediately hatched to visit this confluence as soon as the weather was suitable.

On July 30, 2017 we launched the Boston Whaler from the Lubec town dock on a sunny and calm day and headed north past Eastport, Maine, and then along the west coast of Deer Island. It was decided to go north of the confluence and turn towards it while tracking 67W southbound. Then we would come upon 45N and take the required photo of the GPS and the five location shots.

A strong current from the incoming tide made tracking 67W challenging, but with expert navigating by Capt Davis Pike, we managed to get within about 30 meters of the confluence and exactly on 45.0000 N. Getting close to a confluence on water is a bit more difficult than walking around on land, but with patience and skill, it can be done successfully. The beautiful weather allowed the location photos to include the nearest land features.

The confluence crew included Ella Nichols, Sara Nichols, Daisy Nichols, Elen Knott, Gary Nielsen, Stephen Silverman, Leah Silverman, and Capt. Davis Pike. The confluence visit turned into a geography lesson for the two 9th graders and all aboard observed the Degree Confluence Project first hand.

The young bull moose in the last photo blocked way to the boat, threatening to derail this CP visit, but better judgement prevailed and he wandered away peacefully.

This CP has consecutive digits, 4567.


 All pictures
#1: View to the east of beach on Deer Island, NB Canada
#2: View to the south showing Deer Island and Pleasant Point, Maine
#3: View to the west of Perry, Maine
#4: View to the north of New Brunswick across the Bay of Fundy
#5: General area of the confluence with seaweed
#6: GPS at CP
#7: GPS time/date/accuracy
#8: Capt Pike and the crew
#9: Bull moose attempts to stop Confluence visit
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the Bay of Fundy, about 350 m from Deer Island. The borderline with the U.S. is running about 3.6 km WSW of the Confluence.