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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In 1971, sampling was conducted to evaluate the possibility of harvesting sand shrimp off Prince Edward Island (Lewis & Shanahan 1971), and in 1997 the species was the target of a small experimental fishery in Chaleur Bay (Hanson & Lanteigne 1999).
The site is situated 4 km west of Shippagan, along Chaleur Bay in the northeastern tip of New Brunswick.
If Cook is making a point with this spelling, why did he not note that Cartier may have heard a Portuguese pidgin (trade language) when Micmac canoes approached his vessel plying the waters of Chaleur Bay in 1534?
The Port of Belledune is located in the centre of the Atlantic Region, on the south shore of Chaleur Bay, 36 km's north west of the City of Bathurst, New Brunswick.