Matilda Murdoch’s talent for the fiddle has taken her far across Canada and the USA, but she’s always called Loggieville home. She started by playing along to her family’s gramophone, and since then she’s recorded two albums, and has led to many jam sessions with her son, Owen.
Howard Augustine, hunter and fisher turned conservationist, is proud of his Mi’kmaq roots. He still enjoys poling his canoe, baking bread in the sand, and camping in teepees.
Delton Curtis, longtime logger and trucker feels strongly about the preservation of forests. As a guide, he sees first hand how impressed guests are by the untouched beauty of the Miramichi River and the surrounding woods. Speaking of areas he cut, “I hope it comes back in my time so I can see what my children and grandchildren will have.”
Boucher Palmer built his workshop by hand, at the age of 14. He’s hand-crafted hundreds of pairs of snowshoes, and just as many axe handles. In his own words, “I have one of the best things God ever gave anyone – contentment.”
Bernie Colepaugh is the owner of a one-room museum, situated in Renous. Over the years, he’s amassed a variety of items, including WWI and WWII helmets, and the sole boot of one of the last lumberjacks to perish on a log drive. He’s a treasure trove of local stories and legands, and head of the “Heritage Players” theater group.
After surviving the 1959 Escuminac Disaaster which clamed the lives of thirty-five fishermen, you would think Alphonse Doucet would have found a safer trade. Not so. He loves the freedom of the sea, and loves the camaraderie among his fellow fishermen.
With a family history full of shipbuilders and sailors, Robert Squarebriggs’ shipbuilding hobby only makes sense. His handmade models are filled with intricate details, including miniature sailors and tiny brass cannons.
John Bethel, a man of many trades ranging from aeronautical engineer to biology teacher, is the founder of a truly unique shop. From books to video games, and even his trademark lobster souvenirs, his shop is one of a kind.
Darlene Jardine is the proud owner of Darlene’s Tea House, tucked away in Blackville. With menu ranging from baked goods to full meals, it’s just like visiting home, wherever home may be.
George Routledge’s fly shop in Renous is legendary among local fishermen. More than just a shop, George always knows what the fishing is like in the area, thanks to his many friends, and fellow shop owners.