Chaleur Bay

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Chaleur Bay

(shəlo͝or`), inlet of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, c.85 mi (140 km) long and from 15 to 25 mi (24–40 km) wide, between N N.B. and the Gaspé Peninsula, E Que., Canada. It is the submerged valley of the Restigouche River, which enters at its head. Chaleur Bay is a famous fishing ground for cod, herring, mackerel, and salmon, and there are many Acadian fishing villages on both coasts. Jacques CartierCartier, Jacques
, 1491–1557, French navigator, first explorer of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and discoverer of the St. Lawrence River. He made three voyages to the region, the first two (1534, 1535–36) directly at the command of King Francis I and the third
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, who was the first European to visit (1534) the bay, named it.
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Plentiful fish, especially cod, had long generated interest in the Bay of Chaleur, and by 1766, fishermen from as far away as the island of Jersey, had established themselves there.
In 1766, John had sent Charles to the Gaspe to evaluate prospects around the Bay of Chaleur, and within a decade, CRC dominated the fishery in that area.
He married Sarah Sherar, daughter of Loyalist Thomas Sherar, of the New Carlisle Loyalist colony across the Bay of Chaleur on the Gaspe coast.