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Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada

Bathurst, NB, incorporated as a city in 1966... The City of Bathurst is the administrative centre of Gloucester County. It is located on Bathurst Harbour at the mouth of the Nepisiguit River in northern New Brunswick. Founded by Nicolas Denys in 1652, the site was abandoned after his death in 1688. The next settlers were dispossessed Acadians (1757) and English traders, including George Walker, who arrived in 1768. His fortification battery was raided and destroyed by American privateers circa 1778. First called Nipisiguit, then St Peters, it was renamed Bathurst in 1826 after the colonial secretary, Henry Bathurst, 3rd earl of Bathurst.

Lumbering, shipbuilding (begun here in the 1820s) and sawmills first dominated the economy. Bathurst Iron Mines was also in operation from 1907 to 1913. A pulp mill opened in 1914; it was expanded to make paper in 1923 and underwent major renovations in 1983 and 1988. The mill closed in 2005. The discovery of sizable base metal deposits in 1953 in the surrounding region spurred the city's development. The Brunswick Mine began production in 1965 and is owned by Noranda Inc.

The community is primarily English- and French- speaking.



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  • Bathurst Parish, Gloucester County: first called Nepisiguit in the late 1600's by French settlers
    William Francis Ganong identified Nepisiguit as a derivative of the Mi'kmaq word Winpegijawik, or "rough water," which referred to the river: renamed ...Read MORE...


  • In 1866, Bathurst was a community with approximately 130 resident families: included St. Peters: in 1866 St. Peters was a farming, lumbering and shipbuilding community with approximately 114 resident families

    archives.gnb.ca

  • 1873
    BATHURST, a port of entry, and capital of Gloucester co., N.B., on Bathurst Bay, which opens into the Baie des Chaleurs, about 175 miles N. by E. of...Read MORE...


  • 1881 - Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur established at Bathurst

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
    Cathédrale Sacré-Cœur, est. 1881
    123, rue St-André, Bathurst, NEW BRUNSWICK
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  • Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
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  • 1895 - Bathurst
    Bath'urst, a port of entry, and capital of Gloucester co., New Brunswick, on Chaleurs Bay, 175 miles N. by E. of St. John. St. Peter's, or Bathurst...Read MORE...


  • 1904 - Bathurst
    In 1904 Bathurst was a seaport, a port of entry on the Intercolonial Railway and the Caraquet and Gulf Shore Railway and a town with 1 post office,...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - FOUR FROZEN TO DEATH IN BLIZZARD IN EAST.
    Bathurst, N. B,, March 23. - Word was received here yesterday of the loss of four lives in the severe blizzard which swept over the eastern...Read MORE...


  • Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
    Bird's Eye View - Bathurst, N.B.
    Postcard
  • Bathurst was incorporated as a town in 1912

    archives.gnb.ca

  • 1916
    Bathurst, a port of entry and capital of Gloucester CO., New Brunswick, on Chaleur Bay and on the Inter colonial R., 175 miles N. by E. of St. John....Read MORE...


  • Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
    Busy Bathurst, New Brunswick
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  • Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
    Main Street looking West from King Avenue
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  • Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
    Pulp and Paper Mill
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  • Bathurst
    The City of Bathurst, New Brunswick is situated on Bathurst Harbour, an estuary where the Nepisiguit River meets Chaleur Bay. Bathurst is the...Read MORE...




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Cathédrale Sacré-Cœur, est. 1881
123, rue St-André, Bathurst, NEW BRUNSWICK
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Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
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www.freeusandworldmaps.com
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Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
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Bird's Eye View - Bathurst, N.B.
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Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
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Busy Bathurst, New Brunswick
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Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
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Main Street looking West from King Avenue
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Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
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Pulp and Paper Mill
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  • Bathurst Parish, Gloucester County: first called Nepisiguit in the late 1600's by French settlers
    William Francis Ganong identified Nepisiguit as a derivative of the Mi'kmaq word Winpegijawik, or "rough water," which referred to the river: renamed ... Read MORE...

  • In 1866, Bathurst was a community with approximately 130 resident families: included St. Peters: in 1866 St. Peters was a farming, lumbering and shipbuilding community with approximately 114 resident families

    archives.gnb.ca
  • 1873
    BATHURST, a port of entry, and capital of Gloucester co., N.B., on Bathurst Bay, which opens into the Baie des Chaleurs, about 175 miles N. by E. of... Read MORE...

  • 1881 - Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur established at Bathurst

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1895 - Bathurst
    Bath'urst, a port of entry, and capital of Gloucester co., New Brunswick, on Chaleurs Bay, 175 miles N. by E. of St. John. St. Peter's, or Bathurst... Read MORE...

  • 1904 - Bathurst
    In 1904 Bathurst was a seaport, a port of entry on the Intercolonial Railway and the Caraquet and Gulf Shore Railway and a town with 1 post office,... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - FOUR FROZEN TO DEATH IN BLIZZARD IN EAST.
    Bathurst, N. B,, March 23. - Word was received here yesterday of the loss of four lives in the severe blizzard which swept over the eastern... Read MORE...

  • Bathurst was incorporated as a town in 1912

    archives.gnb.ca
  • 1916
    Bathurst, a port of entry and capital of Gloucester CO., New Brunswick, on Chaleur Bay and on the Inter colonial R., 175 miles N. by E. of St. John.... Read MORE...

  • Bathurst
    The City of Bathurst, New Brunswick is situated on Bathurst Harbour, an estuary where the Nepisiguit River meets Chaleur Bay. Bathurst is the... Read MORE...

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