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Miramichi

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Miramichi is a town in the Miramichi River Valley, and the largest town in northern New Brunswick.

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A great place to visit in Miramichi is Middle island. Middle island is a small island where sick irish immagrints were taken to when they got sick from the potato famine.

Also worth seeing is the MacDonald Farm, a National Historic site. This is on the north side of the river, about 7 miles downstream from the Centennial Bridge. Made of stone from Scotland, this farmhouse was built by Colonel Alexander MacDonald, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War.

Guides in period costumes explain the various exhibits. Transportation to the home, which lies in the banks of the Miramichi River, close to where the Bartibogue River joins it, is by horse drawn wagon. just off the shore is Bartibogue Island.

The Enclosure, where the Northwest Miramichi joins the Southwest Miramichi, makes for an interesting stop. This small Provincial Park contains the graves of the earliest Scottish and English settlers on the Miramichi, including the resting place of William Davidson, the first permanent European settler.

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