Miramichi mĭrəmĭshē´ [key], 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 Cartier , the French explorer. Several Acadian fishing towns are on its shores. The river is noted for its salmon fishing.

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