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Series 1 - People of the River
This series of Travel Bugs focus on the specific people, figures and cultures, who have played an intregal role in the development of our community. Click on their names below to learn more.
Acadian - Honouring the Acadian families who settled in Miramichi, surviving war, hunger, and deportation.
Charles Vye - A famed shipbuilder who settled in Miramichi in the late 1700s.
Daniel Micheau - Surveyor of much of the land in and around Miramichi. (Currently missing)
Francis Peabody - Founder of the Town of Chatham (Miramichi East).
Henry Cunard - A local merchant, brother of the famous shipbuilding Cunard brothers.
Joseph Cunard - Famed shipbuilder and businessman who rose and fell on the Miramichi.
Joseph Russell - Local shipbuilder turned Morman missionary.
Leigh Loggie - A local businessman, son of the famous W.S. Loggie.
The Headless Nun - A figure of haunting folklore in Miramichi.(Currently missing)
The Headless Nun 2 - A replacement for the Headless Nun Travel Bug.
The Looshtauk - The most populous and infamous of the Irish "coffin ships" of the mid-1800s.
William Murray - Master builder, famed for reconstructing much of Miramichi after the Great Fire of 1825.
1847 - This is the year The Looshtauk and other "coffin ships" arrived in Miramichi from Ireland. "1847" is our newest Travel Bug and will be released by one of our geocaching friends in Ireland and make it's way back to Middle Island!
Series 2 - Nature of the River
This series of Travel Bugs focus on the flora, fauna, and other natural amenities abundant and/or unique to Miramichi, and will be released in 2012.
Canada Goose - The most common waterfowl species in North America. You're bound to see a few of these during a trip to Middle Island.
Fish Quarry Sandstone - Charles E. Fish operated a quarry at French Fort Cove from 1884-1904. The quarry's sandstone blocks were used in construction locally and abroad.
Sweetgrass - A sacred plant prized by the Mi'kmaq has been growing at Strawberry Marsh for thousands of years.
The Great Miramichi Fire - On October 7, 1825, a fire laid waste to much of northern New Brunswick destroying one-fifth of the total land area of the province.
Quoomeneegook - The Mi'kmaq name for Beaubears Island, meaning Isle of Pines.
Miramichi River - The heart of our community.
Chatham Reservoir - The water supply for the former Town of Chatham, located at Mirrison Cove.
Taiga - The Russian name for boreal forest - the world's largest terrestrial biome - characterized by coniferous forests.
Atlantic Salmon - A symbol of our community and a staple in our culture. Atlantic Salmon breed along shorelines of the North Atlantic Ocean.
High Seas - River-bay-strait-ocean. From our home to the world abroad.
Red Fox - Listed among the world's most (worst) invasive species, these creatures can be found throughout the entire northern hemisphere.
Below is a map showing the routes and destinations of our Travel Bugs as well as possible destinations for our future Travel Bugs. This map will be updated with each launch of a new Travel Bug.
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