Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island

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Murray Harbour
Community
Official seal of Murray Harbour
Seal
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 C0A1V0
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 962
Website http://www.murrayharbour.ca/

Murray Harbour (2011 pop.: 320) is a municipality that holds community status in Prince Edward Island, Canada.[1] It is located in southeastern Kings County.

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 car repair station, a fire station, a grocery, 2 restaurants, a number of churches, a marina and a number of wharves. The Community Centre hosts many events throughout the year, including plays, music and comedy shows - including Small Halls Festival - ceilidhs, suppers, painting classes, seniors' events and more. Behind the Community Centre is a large double dog park and an outdoor rink/ball hockey rink. Soon (summer 2017), a huge playground (for ages 5 to 13) and a skate park will be added.

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 Bowridge Landing Marina.

Notable people[edit]

Murray Harbour is the hometown of ice-hockey player Brad Richards. Currently, Richards is a Detroit Red Wings forward. 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 and he was also the alternate captain of the New York Rangers. He also won the Stanley Cup in 2015 with the Chicago Blackhawks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Councils and Contact Information" (PDF). Government of Prince Edward Island. January 27, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 

External links[edit]

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