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Capstan Island
Population: 46
Yes Cell phone service
No Highspeed Internet
No Post office
Yes Road access
No Convenience items
No Food service
No Gasoline
No Groceries
Note: Capstan Island is located minutes by road from the larger communities of West St. Modeste, L'Anse au Loup and Forteau. Dial up internet available.
Travel by road to other towns...
West St. Modeste3 km(2 mi)
L'Anse au Loup11 km(7 mi)
Forteau26 km(16 mi)
Capstan Island is a small fishing community with a rocky coastline. It is not actually an island but got its name from a small tidal island off shore where in 1851 the residents constructed a capstan, a sturdy wooden post and handle, mounted in a stabilizing frame, used to wind-in a rope or cable. The capstan pulled a line attached to the door of a seal net, or trap, that stretched to the mainland capturing seals on their spring migration.

Capstan Island has excellent garden soil and the region's only commercial greenhouse is located here.
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Religious Institutions:
- Anglican Church


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