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Very clean, fresh painted fishing fleet waiting the next fishing season.

BUT THE SEASONS ARE NO LONGER THE SAME. TOO WARM, TOO MANY FISHERS. HOW MANY SEASONS AGAIN...

Located on the northeastern point of the Acadian Peninsula, in northeastern New Brunswick, the Town of Shippagan, with its 2,920 residents, is known as the commercial fishing capital of New Brunswick. You can find the port facilities, a large fishing fleet, and the Maritime Service Centre for fish harvesters where the boats are docked for storage or drydocking. You can also fill up on excellent fish and seafood in the town’s restaurants.

Origin of the word ¨Shippagan¨, the word itself, originally written Chipagan is derived from the Micmac ¨Sepaguncheech¨which means passage-way for ducks. In spite of its Indian name, Shippagan never had a permanent Indian settlement. Nevertheless, the Micmacs used to establish summer camps inside the gully on a point called Pointe-Sauvage or Indian Point.

During the first half of the nineteen century, Shippagan harbour served as an outlet for overseas timber and lumber shipping while the surrounding shores served as shipbuilding ground. Many companies, such as Witzell and Topham, the famous Cunards, the Hardings, the Woolers, has a flourishingtimber and lumber export trade.

Sources : Town of Shippagan web site

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Mike

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