Richibucto

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Richibucto
town
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Richibucto is located in New Brunswick
Richibucto
Richibucto
Location within New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46°41′N 64°52′W / 46.68°N 64.87°W / 46.68; -64.87Coordinates: 46°41′N 64°52′W / 46.68°N 64.87°W / 46.68; -64.87
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Kent County
Founded Early 1800s
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Mayor Roger Doiron
Area
 • Total 11.83 km2 (4.57 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,286
 • Density 108.7/km2 (282/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code E4W
Area code(s) 506
Website www.richibucto.org

Richibucto is a town in Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada.[1]

Geography[edit]

The town is situated on the Richibucto River where it discharges into the Northumberland Strait.

History[edit]

Richibucto had been the location of an annual Mi'kmaq summer coastal community prior to European settlement.[2] The town takes its name from "Elsipogtog" or "L'sipuktuk" Mi'kmaq terms meaning "river of fire".[3] It is believed the term was mispronounced, or misunderstood from the Mi'kmaq language. See Elsipogtog First Nation.

Present day[edit]

The downtown area, situated on the mouth of the river, has commercial fishing wharves, several restaurants, and local stores. The economy is dominated by lobster and deep sea fishing.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend [4]

Census Population Change (%)
2016 1,266 Decrease1.6
2011 1,286 Decrease0.3%
2006 1,290 Decrease3.8%
2001 1,341 Decrease5.2%
1996 1,414 Decrease3.7%
1991 1,469 Decrease9.5%
1986 1,609 Decrease5.2%
1981 1,722 Decrease6.6%

Attractions[edit]

Richibucto Head Lighthouse
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Richibucto Head Lighthouse in 2007
Richibucto is located in New Brunswick
Richibucto
New Brunswick
Location Richibucto
New Brunswick
Canada
Coordinates 46°40′11.25″N 64°42′41.84″W / 46.6697917°N 64.7116222°W / 46.6697917; -64.7116222
Year first constructed 1865 (first)
Year first lit 1901 (current)
Deactivated 1901 (first)
Foundation masonry base
Construction wooden tower
Tower shape square frustum tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern
Height 10.3 metres (34 ft)
Focal height 18 metres (59 ft)
Original lens fourth-order Fresnel lens
Light source main power
Range 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)[6]
Characteristic Fl W 5s.
Admiralty number H1376
CHS number CCG 1128
NGA number 7660
ARLHS number CAN-430
Managing agent Canadian Coast Guard[7][8]
St. Louis de Gonzague Roman Catholic Church is a notable Richibucto landmark
  • St. Louis de Gonzague Roman Catholic Church was completed in 1965. Designed by Belanger and Roy of Moncton, it was inspired by the designs of the Spanish architect, Félix Candela.[9]








Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Richibucto Town Website
  2. ^ "Micmac Locations". Micmac Tribe. Access Genealogy. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. ^ History of Richibucto
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011 census
  6. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015. 
  7. ^ "Northern New Brunswick". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Richibucto Head, NB.". Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  9. ^ John Leroux, Building New Brunswick: An Architectural History, Goose Lane, 2008, p. 216-219

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