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Miramichi(mĭrəmĭshē`), river, c.135 mi (220 km) long, rising in several forks and tributaries in central N.B. and flowing E past Newcastle into the Gulf of St. Lawrence at Miramichi Bay. The bay was visited (1534) by 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
..... Click the link for more information. , the French explorer. Several Acadian fishing towns are on its shores. The river is noted for its salmon fishing.
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