South East Bight, NF

Community Overview



    South East Bight is a small, isolated settlement nestled on the shores of Placentia Bay. We can be found by driving down the Burin Peninsula Highway to the Boat Harbour turnoff. A large sign will point you in the right direction. You pass through Boat Harbour , and drive through Brookside, two other small communities on the peninsula. At Brookside you continue on a dirt road to Petite Forte, approximately 28 kms away. Once you arrive in Petite Forte you will have to meet the "Winchester", our daily ferry. This ferry will take you to our community which is located 5 nautical miles from Petite Forte. The geographical location of our community, for mapping purposes, is:

47.23.688 degrees North and 54.34.953 degrees West.





    For those of you who may be planning a trip to visit with us, browse our summer ferry schedule for departure times from Petite Forte and South East Bight.

May 1 - October 31

Sunday

Departs South East Bight 

10:00 am 

1:30 pm 

6:00 pm 

 

Departs Petite Forte

11:30 am

3:00 pm

7:30 pm



Monday

Departs South East Bight 

7:00 am 

4:00 pm 

 

Departs Petite Forte

10:00 am

5:30 pm



Tuesday there is no ferry run.



Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Departs South East Bight 

8:30 am 

5:30 pm 

 

Departs Petite Forte

10:00 am

7:00 pm



Friday

Departs South East Bight 

8:30 am 

12:30 pm 

3:30 pm 

7:00 pm 

 

Departs Petite Forte

11:30 am

2:30 pm

5:00pm

8:30 pm





    Upon entering our community you will first see the Lower Harbour as you dock at the Government Wharf.


 

    Across the Harbour are many homes and fishing boats. With nearly everyone employed in the fishery we have a wealth of stages, boats and fishing gear that make our community a very picturesque place.



For a more detailed view of South East Bight try our Virtual Tour of South East Bight at:

www.k12.nf.ca/stas



    With a total Population of 132 people one might think the community would lack in musical experiences, if fact, the opposite is true. Our community has always had, and continues to have a very strong and vibrant musical culture.

    Dating back to the Resettlement years when John Lake moved his family from Darby's Harbour, and then Pius Power came to us from Clattice Harbour, there has never been a shortage of talent in South East Bight. It didn't take much encouragement to get Edward Ward or Cove Anthony to heave out a few songs. Sylvester Whyte Sr., Peter Lake, Young Pius, as he was affectionately called, were some more of the older entertainers. Through the years they have been joined by many more people, young and old alike.

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