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Population: 550
No Cell phone service
Yes Highspeed Internet
Yes Post office
Yes Road access
Yes Convenience items
Yes Food service
Yes Gasoline
Yes Groceries
Travel by road to other towns...
Port Hope Simpson189 km(113 mi)
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Established in 1775, Cartwright was named after Captain George Cartwright. He was an English merchant and adventurer who established a fish and fur trading business. The settlement of Cartwright provided him with an excellent sheltered harbour and FlagStaff Hill gave him a lookout point from which he could look for privateers. It's located on the southeast coast with a population of around 550 people and its main industry is the crab fishery.

Air Labrador provides scheduled flights into Cartwright and it is also a major port for the offloading and distribution of freight to the north Labrador Coast. During the winter, there is a series of groomed trails that connects Cartwright to all other regions of Labrador. In 2002 Cartwright was connected to Red Bay via a gravel highway which opened up most of the southeast coast, and in 2009 it was connected to Central and Western Labrador via a gravel road.
More Community Services
For Children and Youth:
- Anglican Youth Group
- Brownies and Girl Guides
- Community Youth Network
- Junior Rangers
- Southern Labrador Family Centres
For Seniors:
- Seniors Apartments
Government Offices:
- Department of Fisheries & Oceans
- Department of Natural Resources
- Department of Transportation
- RCMP Detachment
- Southern Star Employment Services
Health Services:
- Cartwright Community Clinic
Public Services:
- Banking, Eagle River Credit Union Branch
- Community Access Program Site (Public Internet Access)
- Public Library
Recreation Facilities:
- Community Gymnasium
Religious Institutions:
- Evangel Temple Pentecostal Church
- St. Peter's Anglican Church
- Henry Gordon Academy
More Shopping:
- Accommodations
- Building materials, tools and hardware
- Crafts and gifts
- Hairdresser/barber
- Liquor and wine
- Marine Sales/Service
- Northern Store Outlet
- Snowmobiles, ATVs and motorcycles


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