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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A great day in the Historic Chatham Business District, a special thanks to NBCC for their community volunteer work, #transformNB ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you so much for a very informative discussion.

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Zombie Walk 2019, will be happening in the HCBD on Oct 20th, Thank you is extended to McKenna Entertainment for coordinating this event. All proceeds go to Dr. Losier Middle School Drama Club.

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

(506) 778-0900