Grant House – Grand Manan

Grant House Grand Manan

Grant House – Grand Manan

Located at 7 Linton Lane on Grand Manan Island, the Grant House is a one-and-a-half storey Cape Cod-style residence dating back to the early 19th century. The house enjoys a stunning location near a geological feature called “Devil’s Rock,” on a gentle promontory extending into the Bay of Fundy. From this vantage point, the house offers breathtaking views of Flagg’s Cove (North Head), Swallowtail, Long and Duck Islands, as well as Long Island Sound.

Grant House Grand Manan

The Grant House holds local historical significance as the first wood-frame house in Castalia and one of the oldest on Grand Manan Island. Constructed in 1809 by Francis Gubtail (Guptill), the wood used for the house was sourced from a sawmill built by his brother. The property later belonged to Alonzo Bancroft and his wife Urania (Zwicker). In 1973, Ashton Linton sold the house to New Brunswick geologist Richard (Dick) Grant and his wife, renowned New Brunswick artist Brigid Grant, who used it as their summer residence. The house exemplifies Cape Cod residential architecture from that period, featuring nearly flush eaves and gable dormers.

Grant House Grand Manan

The sight lines allow views of the Grand Manan Ferry arriving and departing the island, as well as the fishing boats coming and going from the North Head Harbour. 

North Head Wharf Grand Manan
Boats can be seen coming and going all of the time tending to the salmon aquaculture farm sites along the Long Island shoreline.

Given its coastal location, several small plots of land can be found along the shore, which once housed fishermen’s work sheds. It is believed that a small piece of land adjacent to the Grant House was one such lot.

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