(A writing to
Dewey Gillespie from a very respected friend AJH)
revitalized downtown of the former Chatham and Newcastle reflect the optimism
of the city's residents; an optimism that has swelled to provide public and
private support for transportation, education, health care and the arts.
The city is an anchor for Canada's pulp and paper and shipping industry, while
remaining a cultural Mecca and a "must see" for those who are awakening to
Miramichi's natural beauty and spiritual strength.
City is the gateway to one of the most famous Atlantic salmon rivers in the
world. The Miramichi River is the main artery of a waterway system fed by
world-renowned tributary rivers. It plays host to kings, queens and people of
wealth, fame and power from all over the world who come here in pursuit of the
greatest sport fish on earth - the Atlantic salmon. The Miramichi is a river
system that deserves and receives the highest praise and recognition from the
people that it entertains. It is a river system where people are as special
and important as the river itself. Miramichiers should never have to be
reminded how special we are, but in order to prevent us from taking for
granted the importance of what we have, we must remind ourselves to protect
the river and its people's history. Thus, it will be preserved for the
present and enriched for the future.