Point de Bute, New Brunswick

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Point de Bute, New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick
Point de Bute, New Brunswick
Location of Point de Bute in New Brunswick

Point de Bute is an unincorporated community in Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada.

History[edit]

The Acadian Pierre Buhot settled here in the late 1600s, and the original name was Pont à Buhot which evolved, via Pont à Buot to the current name. Opposite his house was a bridge over the Missaguash River, leading to the Tantramar Marsh. It was near the outlet of a stream, Rivière à l'Ours and a redoubt, which was the first point of attack by Monckton's army in 1755 as it advanced from Fort Lawrence to cross the Missaguash river on the way to attack Fort Beausejour.[1]

Notable people[edit]

Point de Bute is the birthplace of the British Columbian transportation pioneer Stephen Tingley, World War I flying ace Albert Desbrisay Carter, and the scientist Edwin Colpitts.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Webster, J. Clarence (1947). Historical Guide to New Brunswick. New Brunswick Government Bureau of Information and Tourist Travel. p. 50. 

Coordinates: 45°53′58″N 64°14′35″W / 45.89938°N 64.24311°W / 45.89938; -64.24311 (Point de Bute)