On the U.S.-Canadian border, Passamaquoddy, Maine, was a major port of arrival for immigrants from Great Britain. Many of them first landed at New Brunswick and Nova Scotia before continuing to the United States. The deep waters of Passamaquoddy Bay, an inlet of the Bay of Fundy, afforded excellent anchorages. Campobello Island, in New Brunswick, was a favorite vacation place for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Other large islands are Deer Island, N.B., and Moose Island, site of Eastport, Maine.
Among the passengers on this list were the great ornithologist John James Audubon and his son James W. Audubon, returning from a stay in England, in the summer of 1833.