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 area near the lighthouse first:
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:
Both the tour and the museum were very interesting, so if you’re on Bell Island be sure to visit them.