Have you ever heard of Campobello Island? It might just be one of the strangest places in the country. Campobello Island lies just off the coast of New Brunswick, but if you want to do something as simple as gas up your car, you have to bring your passport.\nThat’s because the small island is right on the border of the United States, and due to its lack of resources, residents constantly have to cross the border.\nThe Roosevelt International Bridge is the island’s only connection to the mainland, and it leads right into Lubec, Maine.\nIf residents want to drive to the grocery store or gas up their car, they have to drive in and out of an entirely different country.\nThere was a great disturbance on the island when its only grocery store, the Campobello Village Mart, was set to close. Luckily, another business owner bought the place and it will remain open.\nThe same process goes for any medical emergencies. The closest Canadian hospital is in Saint Stephen, New Brunswick, and the only way to drive there is, again, by driving through Maine and making two border crossings.\nSo the trek through the U.S. is the land route, but what about travelling by water? While it is possible to reach the island by boat, it’s not always the most dependable route.\nView this post on Instagram Can't find out anything about date of build etc but this old girl is the mulholland point lighthouse on campobello island in Canada 🍁 🇨🇦 🍁 and if you stand beside it you look across the straits at the usa only half a mile away. #mulhollandlighthouse #lighthousesofcanada #lighthousesofinstagram #lighthouse_captures #lighthouselovers#lighthousepics #lighthouses_around_the_world #lighthousemagazine #architecture#lifewelltravelled #sunnyskies#happydays#lighthousepics #campobelloisland #nautical_images A post shared by Lyndon Allen (@lyndons_lighthouses_) on Oct 31, 2019 at 11:46pm PDT\nCampobello’s ferry service is privately run without any government subsidies. When the boat broke down in 2017, there was no money to repair it. It just simply stopped making trips.\nOn top of that, it only operates during the summer, leaving residents at the mercy of border patrol the rest of the year.\nView this post on Instagram 🗞️Border News🗞️ #campobelloisland suffers from mail invasion by U.S. Customs and can't bring or recieve #marijuana which is of legal use on the island.🏝️🚗 #canadabordertimes #cbt #bordernews #borderupdates #customsandborderprotection ⭐ https://canadabordertimes.com/blog/campobello-a-canadian-island-where-us-customs-prevent-legal-recreational-use-of-marijuana/ A post shared by Canada Border Times (@canadaborder) on Nov 22, 2019 at 7:05am PST\nThe route through the United States has caused another problem for Campobello residents. As recently as December 2019, American authorities began opening mail and packages heading to Campobello from the mainland.\nCanada Post trucks have no choice but to cross the border, and since the legalization of marijuana, there has been a lot more scrutiny and searches.\nView this post on Instagram Red roof A post shared by John Scott (@porkchopandmonk) on Oct 6, 2019 at 6:01pm PDT\nThat’s not to say that Campobello wouldn’t be a great place to visit.\nIt’s a beautiful island with friendly residents who throw a music festival every summer. There’s also plenty of whale watching to be done. It was actually a favourite vacation destination for Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.\nStill, life there is challenging, and as fewer resources become available, the more people leave and decide not to return.