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Wilson's Point • Historic Cemetery, Ferry and Church Site

Wilsons Point is a site with great significance to the history of Miramichi. Many of the earliest English speaking settlers lived and were buried in this area and it holds the history of our Scottish ancestors.

The Scottish Heritage Association has been working to preserve the history of this area, and have restored the original grave sites & walking trails, installed a wharf, and built an interpretive center.

  • Site of Early Scottish Settlement circa 1765
  • Historic Scottish Cemetery where many of the earliest Miramichi settlers are buried
  • Historic Church and Ferry Sites

Official Opening

Wilsons Point Historic Scottish site opened on Sunday June 7th, 2009.

In attendance will be Lieutenant Governor Hermenegilde Chaisson and Lucille Campey, author of the book "With Axe and Bible" a history of the Scots contribution to the development of New Brunswick. Also our Member of Parliament Tilly O'Neill-Gorden and Minister of Public Safety John Foran will be in attendance.

Entertainment was provided by the Miramichi Highland Dancers.

Before and following the cermonies, musical entertainment was provided by:

Fredericton District Pipes & Drums
8th Hussars Pipes and Drums, Moncton.
Lunch of Tea, Scones and Coffee was served.

The Interpretive Centre built in 2004-05 is a model of the first Presbyterian Church, St. James, built at Wilsons Point in 1791.
The Interpretive Centre built in 2004-05 is a model of the first Presbyterian Church, St. James, built at Wilsons Point in 1791.
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