McDonald Point

  • Extends into Baie Sainte-Anne at Hardwicke.
  • Named for Alexander McDonald, a settler in 1790.

Upper Blackville Bridge

  • 8 miles southwest of Blackville. Post Office 1929-1967.

McKay Brook

  • Flows southwest into Northwest Miramichi River.
  • Named for Donald McKay, land grantee there.
  • In Mi’kmaq, Koolpichketchk, ‘to turn over’ in reference to a man who challenged others to push him over from a sitting position, but none could.

Wilsons Point

  • At the confluence of Southwest and Northwest Miramichi Rivers.
  • Named for John Wilson (1791-1876), innkeeper, jailer, cryer, and ferryman; b. Stromness, Orkney, Scotland.
  • Formerly called Beaubears Point, an anglicization of Boishébert.
  • During the Deportation of Acadians, Marquis Charles des Champs de Boishébert brought thousands of fleeing Acadians to adjacent Beaubears Island and the surrounding lands.

McKenzie Brook

  • Flows southwest into Southwest Miramichi River, opposite Keenan.
  • John McKenzie was a land grantee there.

McKnights Brook

  • Flows southeast into Miramichi Inner Bay at Neguac.
  • Named for John McKnight, from Scotland, first English-speaking settler there.

McLeods Brook

  • Flows northeast into Tabusintac River.
  • Probably named for Roderick McLeod (circa 1785-1864), settler 1803 from Scotland.
  • Also John McLeod (1751-1823) settled in the area, 1803, from Scotland.

Mount Loggie

  • North of Tuadook Lake.
  • Named for Thomas George Loggie (1854-1931) New Brunswick Surveyor General.

Mount Murdoch

  • In Historians Range, east of South Branch Nepisiguit River.
  • Named by W.F. Ganong 1903 for Beamish Murdoch (circa1800-1876), author of “History of Nova Scotia”, 1867.


  • 3 miles south-east of Chatham. Post office from 1880s to 1960s.
  • First settlers were largely of Scottish extraction, coming to the community before 1830, many from Dumfrieshire.
  • Named for the river of the same name which runs through the community on its way to Napan Bay and then Miramichi Bay.