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The harbour includes the following geographic areas:
The harbour is home to several small islands including:
There are two large suspension bridges crossing The Narrows:
The harbour is managed by the Port of Saint John.
Saint John Harbour has long been polluted as a result of two centuries of direct raw sewage discharge into its waters. The harbour's deep water, tidal dispersal of surface wastes and the population of Saint John resulted in the harbour's presenting few health concerns until the late 20th century when sewage build-up caused the shut-down of all harbour beaches.