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History of Bouctouche, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada

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Bouctouche, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada

Bouctouche, NB, incorporated as a town in 1985, population 2423 (2011c), 2383 (2006c). The Town of Bouctouche is located 40 km north of Moncton. This Northumberland Strait port draws its name from the Mi'kmaq word for "big bay." Acadian families returning from exile settled here as early as 1784, followed by the English after 1800. The current population is 92% French-speaking. Fishing, lumbering and shipbuilding were the main industries, and construction of a branch railway to Moncton (1888) spurred local commerce until it was abandoned in the 1960s.

Present Day
While the traditional primary industries remain important, future prosperity is seen to lie in the field of high technology. Bouctouche is the birthplace of 2 prominent Canadians - Antonine Maillet, internationally renowned Acadian author, and industrialist K.C. Irving.

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  • Acadian families returning from exile settled in Bouctouche as early as 1784, followed by the English after 1800.

    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca

  • On May 15, 1786 four couples from the families of Le Blanc, Breau, Bastarache and Girouard, names still common in the area, set off from further down the coast to form a new settlement in Bouctouche.

    http://www.vieuxpresbytere.nb.ca

  • 1871 - Bouctouche
    in 1871 "Buctouche" had a population of 500: in 1898 it was a sub-port of entry and the terminus of the Moncton and Buctouche Railway: Bouctouche...Read MORE...


  • Father François-Xavier Joseph Michaud arrived as parish priest in Bouctouche on December 17, 1876. He served until 1903.

    http://www.vieuxpresbytere.nb.ca

  • News 1879 - THE GREAT NEW BRUNSWICK STORM. A TERRIFIC TEMPEST DESTROYS FOUR SCORE HOUSES - THE WATERSPOUT - MANY PERSONS WOUNDED AND SOME KILLED.
    St. John, New Brunswick, Aug. 11. - An extra edition of the Moniteur Acadien contains the following particulars of the great storm at...Read MORE...


  • Bouctouche, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada
    Église de Saint-Jean-Baptiste
    19, boul. Irving, Bouctouche, NEW BRUNSWICK
    Established 1887
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • 1890 - Buctouche
    "Buctouche, vil., New Brunswick, co. Kent. on B. river, 21 m. NNE. of Shediac. P. 500. Contains shipyards."
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker

  • News 1892 - WORK OF SMUGGLERS. Prominent Citizens Charged with Firing Bouctouche to Cover Their Crimes.
    MONCTON, N. B.., Sept. 28. Evidence accumulates that the fire which destroyed Bouctouche last week was set by incendiaries who wished to cover up...Read MORE...


  • Bouctouche, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada
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  • Bouctouche was incorporated as a village in 1966 and as a town in 1985

    archives.gnb.ca



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Église de Saint-Jean-Baptiste
19, boul. Irving, Bouctouche, NEW BRUNSWICK
Established 1887
Source: Google maps
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  • Acadian families returning from exile settled in Bouctouche as early as 1784, followed by the English after 1800.

    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca
  • On May 15, 1786 four couples from the families of Le Blanc, Breau, Bastarache and Girouard, names still common in the area, set off from further down the coast to form a new settlement in Bouctouche.

    http://www.vieuxpresbytere.nb.ca
  • 1871 - Bouctouche
    in 1871 "Buctouche" had a population of 500: in 1898 it was a sub-port of entry and the terminus of the Moncton and Buctouche Railway: Bouctouche... Read MORE...

  • Father François-Xavier Joseph Michaud arrived as parish priest in Bouctouche on December 17, 1876. He served until 1903.

    http://www.vieuxpresbytere.nb.ca
  • News  1879 - THE GREAT NEW BRUNSWICK STORM. A TERRIFIC TEMPEST DESTROYS FOUR SCORE HOUSES - THE WATERSPOUT - MANY PERSONS WOUNDED AND SOME KILLED.
    St. John, New Brunswick, Aug. 11. - An extra edition of the Moniteur Acadien contains the following particulars of the great storm at... Read MORE...

  • 1890 - Buctouche
    "Buctouche, vil., New Brunswick, co. Kent. on B. river, 21 m. NNE. of Shediac. P. 500. Contains shipyards."
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
  • News  1892 - WORK OF SMUGGLERS. Prominent Citizens Charged with Firing Bouctouche to Cover Their Crimes.
    MONCTON, N. B.., Sept. 28. Evidence accumulates that the fire which destroyed Bouctouche last week was set by incendiaries who wished to cover up... Read MORE...

  • Bouctouche was incorporated as a village in 1966 and as a town in 1985

    archives.gnb.ca

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