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Of Mi'kmaq origin, the word Shippagan means “passageway for ducks.” The town, at the northeastern tip of the Acadian Peninsula, was the site of a Jesuit settlement from 1634 to 1662. During that time Nicholas Denys established a trading post that brought Acadian fishermen to the area. A commercial fishing center, Shippagan is also surrounded by vast bogs that yield a major harvest of peat moss.

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Municipality of Shippagan 200, avenue de Ville Hotel SHIPPAGAN, NB E8S 1M1. Phone:(506)336-3900
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