Bell Island and the Number 2 Mine

We visited Bell Island today. As always I got the ferry schedules mixed up and we lost a bit of time in the morning, but Bell Island made up for it once we got there. The weather was great so we explored the grounds near the lighthouse:

Eastern Head - Bell Island

Eastern Head - Bell Island

Mom walks the cliffside meadows - Bell Island

Mom walks the cliffside meadows - Bell Island

After a brief tour of the Northeastern tip of the island we headed into the town of Wabana to find our way to the Number 2 mine. Bell Island is home to 6 mines which have been closed since 1966 with the exception of this Number 2 mine, in which tours are conducted to show visitors the iron ore mining heritage of the island. Here are some shots from inside:

The long way down into #2 - Bell Island

The long way down into #2 - Bell Island

Bernie the guide talks about the mine horses - Bell Island

Bernie the guide talks about the mine horses - Bell Island

Water at the end of the tunnel - Bell Island

Water at the end of the tunnel - Bell Island

Both the tour and the museum were very interesting, if you’re on Bell Island be sure to visit them.

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6 Responses to Bell Island and the Number 2 Mine

  1. Edwin says:

    Ferry schedules on the iPad.? Maybe a good idee for the next time you visut Bell Island?

  2. Jim and Jackie says:

    Hi we did the mine tour same day as you also, you must of been in a different tour group. What an amazing experience it was. I think on the ferry coming back we were stood next to you and your mum and only just realised looking at the pictures today. We are keeping an eye on your capelin watch, we just missed them down Holyrood hopefully we will see them at Middlecove soon.

    • newfoundsander says:

      Hello Jim and Jackie, I agree the mine tour was very interesting, I had never been in a submarine mine before.
      Let’s hope the capelin do show up soon, as well as the whales. If you drop by Middle Cove from time to time feel free to add your capelin news to the calendar.

  3. Eric Stroud says:

    Recently attended a tour on our trip to Newfoundland. I found the tour excellent as Don was well versed in the history and operation of the mine.

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