Miramichi, NB Ornament
Situated where the Miramichi, one of the world's best-known salmon rivers, runs into Miramichi Bay, Miramichi, New Brunswick, is an industrious and culturally progressive place with an impressive heritage. For millennia, the Mi'kmaq traversed the seductive landscapes where the city now sits, living off the bounty of land and sea. Shipbuilders built great vessels here. Influential people grew up here, including William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, among the most powerful British figures in the first half of the 20th Century. Reflecting flow and movement, our Miramichi Ornament celebrates this small but mighty city and its many contributions to the world, including welcoming Irish immigrants escaping Ireland's Great Famine from 1845 to 1852.