Cartwright is a town about 150 miles east of Goose Bay, at the mouth of Sandwich Bay along the southern coast of Labrador in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It has some of the most beautiful coastal areas on the South Eastern coast of Labrador. It has been a settled since 1775 when Captain George Cartwright established a fish and fur trading business there. It was sold in 1873 to the Hudson's Bay Company and has remained under company ownership ever since.
Sights include Caribou Castle Rock which was where Captain Cartwright's home used to be. Flagstaff Hill where the cannons installed by Cartwright to protect the harbour still stand. Fequets Museum houses beautiful artifacts from all around the Sandwich Bay area. Nearby you will find Porcupine Strand - a sand beach about 56 km long, the Mealy Mountains range, the Eagle River which has great salmon fly fishing and the Gannet Islands Seabird Ecological Reserve - home to 50,000 common murre, 35,000 puffins and 8 000 other birds. Eighteen miles to the east of the town lies Table Bay which is home to the largest colony for breeding Eider ducks in Labrador.
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