Historic Chatham Business District

From Jacques Cartier’s voyage of 1534 through early French rule and England’s victory in 1758, our history is shaped by sea and timber.  Nestled under the Province of New Brunswick’s longest bridge, the Historic Water Street Business District is home to the famous Cunard brothers who established a huge shipbuilding and lumbering enterprise. During our great shipbuilding era, over 450 ships were launched in Miramichi.

Bennett, Tweedie, Snowball, Loggie, Peabody, Johnson and Cunard are but a few of the many great men who shaped the character and amassed great fortunes in Miramichi.

On January 1, 2000 the Province of New Brunswick officially designated the Chatham Business District as New Brunswick’s first provincial historic district under subsection 2(3) of the Historic Sites Protection Act. The commemorative plaque reads “Historically, the Water Street area and the adjacent Miramichi riverfront bustled with shipping, shipbuilding, lumber industries and commerce. The enduring spatial quality and architectural character are reminiscent of the past.”

Our Mission
The mission of the DowntownS Miramichi – Historic Chatham Business District is to foster a prosperous economic climate for the members of the Business Improvement Area.

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As we move into 2020, it is a good time to share some data that was collected over 2019.  You may be pleasantly surprised on the numbers.  This data was collected by our NBCC student contacting the businesses, and an inquiry to the  government, thus ensuring the data is pure. The numbers do not include the Federal Payroll center, NBCC or School district office, JMH, King Street, Dr. Losier schools. It is nice to see the amount the HCBD contributes to the city.Image attachment

As we move into 2020, it is a good time to share some data that was collected over 2019. You may be pleasantly surprised on the numbers. This data was collected by our NBCC student contacting the businesses, and an inquiry to the government, thus ensuring the data is pure. The numbers do not include the Federal Payroll center, NBCC or School district office, JMH, King Street, Dr. Losier schools. It is nice to see the amount the HCBD contributes to the city. ... See MoreSee Less

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Historic Chatham Business District
1745 Water Street
Miramichi, NB E1N 1B2

(506) 778-0900