Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island

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Murray Harbour
Community
Official seal of Murray Harbour
Seal
Motto: "A harbour with a view"
Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island is located in Prince Edward Island
Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island
Location of Murray Harbour in Prince Edward Island
Coordinates: 46°0′24.26″N 62°31′32.14″W / 46.0067389°N 62.5255944°W / 46.0067389; -62.5255944
Country Canada Canada
Province Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island
County Kings County
Incorporated (municipality) 1953
Area
 • Total 10.4 km2 (4.01 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 320
 • Density 89.3/km2 (231/sq mi)
Canadian Postal code C0A
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 962
Website http://www.murrayharbourpei.com/

Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island (2011 pop.: 320) is a Canadian fishing community in southeastern Kings County, Prince Edward Island.

Located in the township of Lot 64, the community is named after General the Honourable James Murray, (1721–94), Governor of Quebec (1764–66).

Murray Harbour

With an area of 4.1 km2 and an extensive waterfront facing a large natural harbour (also named Murray Harbour), the community's primary industry is fishing, most notably lobster and scallops. It also hosts some secondary industry in the form of fish processing and a growing tertiary service economy centred on tourism.

The community has a gas station, a fire/police station, a grocery, a restaurant, a number of churches, and a number of wharves.

The majority of the community's fishing fleet is berthed at the South River harbour facility which is operated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Other wharves include the Murray Harbour wharf, Machon Point wharf, and Beach Point wharf, as well as the Bolridge Landing Marina.

Notable residents[edit]

Murray Harbour is the hometown of ice-hockey player Brad Richards. Currently, Richards is a New York Rangers forward and alternate captain. He received the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy and the Conn Smythe Trophy as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning when the Lightning won the Stanley Cup in 2004.

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Coordinates: 46°0′24.26″N 62°31′32.14″W / 46.0067389°N 62.5255944°W / 46.0067389; -62.5255944 (Beach Point)