Escuminac, New Brunswick
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Located on the south shore of Miramichi Bay, the community is several kilometres west of Point Escuminac, the southeastern limit of the bay. Canada's largest inshore fishing vessel harbour is home to the local fishing fleet. Industries include two fish processing & freezing plants and a boat building facility.
Rare, peat cliffs are situated in the vicinity of Point Escuminac, approximately 5 kilometers east of the village.
Escuminac was originally an Irish and English settlement, but outward emigration and the prevalence of French speakers in the immediate area has changed its composition somewhat. A small two-room English school was closed in 1979.
Escuminac and surrounding fishing villages, especially Baie Ste. Anne, Hardwicke and Bay du Vin were the site of a tragedy on June 19 and June 20, 1959, when a sudden storm caused a loss of 35 fishermen of the area. It is called the Escuminac Disaster. A monument by Claude Rousselle sabulous, rare, peat cliffs are situated in the vicinity of Point Escuminac, approximately 5 kilometers east of the village.
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