Tantramar Marshes

Tantramar MarshTantramarTantramar RegionTintamarre National Wildlife AreaAcadian marshAmherst MarshBeaubassin
The Tantramar Marshes also known as the Tintamarre National Wildlife Area is a tidal saltmarsh around the Bay of Fundy on the Isthmus of Chignecto.wikipedia
76 Related Articles

Isthmus of Chignecto

ChignectoChignecto IsthmusRaid on Chignecto
The Tantramar Marshes also known as the Tintamarre National Wildlife Area is a tidal saltmarsh around the Bay of Fundy on the Isthmus of Chignecto.
The majority of the lands comprising the isthmus have low elevation above sea level; a large portion comprises the Tantramar Marshes, as well as tidal rivers, mud flats, inland freshwater marshes, coastal saltwater marshes, and mixed forest.

Sackville, New Brunswick

SackvilleSackville, NB Sackville
The area borders between Route 940, Route 16 and Route 2 near Sackville, New Brunswick.
The Tantramar Marshes were well suited to this, and the Acadians built a system of dykes and sluices that allowed them to cultivate the marshes.

Douglas Lochhead

The landscape of the Tantramar Marshes has provided subject matter for the poets Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Douglas Lochhead, and Elizabeth Bishop, painter Alex Colville, and photographer Thaddeus Holownia.
Lochhead's best-known book, High Marsh Road, a collection of 122 short poems chronicling his daily walks across the Tantramar Marshes in southeastern New Brunswick, earned him a nomination for a Governor General's Award in 1980.

Charles G. D. Roberts

Charles G.D. RobertsSir Charles G.D. RobertsSir Charles G. D. Roberts
The landscape of the Tantramar Marshes has provided subject matter for the poets Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Douglas Lochhead, and Elizabeth Bishop, painter Alex Colville, and photographer Thaddeus Holownia.
Between the ages of 8 months and 14 years, Roberts was raised in the parish of Westcock, New Brunswick, near Sackville, by the Tantramar Marshes.

Amherst, Nova Scotia

AmherstTownship of AmherstAmherst, NS
Communities on or bordering the marshes include, in New Brunswick: Aulac and Sackville, and on the Nova Scotia side: Amherst, and Fort Lawrence.
Amherst is situated on the eastern boundary of the Tantramar Marshes 3 km east of the interprovincial border with New Brunswick and 65 km southeast of the city of Moncton.

Bay of Fundy

FundybayFundy Bay
The Tantramar Marshes also known as the Tintamarre National Wildlife Area is a tidal saltmarsh around the Bay of Fundy on the Isthmus of Chignecto.
Waves breached dykes protecting low-lying farmland in the Minas Basin and the Tantramar Marshes, sending ocean waters surging far inland.

Aulac, New Brunswick

AulacAulac River, New BrunswickLe Lac (Aulac)
Communities on or bordering the marshes include, in New Brunswick: Aulac and Sackville, and on the Nova Scotia side: Amherst, and Fort Lawrence.
Aulac is situated upon the Aulac Ridge, a prominent rise running west-east across the Tantramar Marshes on the Isthmus of Chignecto, approximately 2 kilometres west of the Missaguash River which forms the southern part of the inter-provincial boundary with Nova Scotia.

New Brunswick Route 940

Route 940
The area borders between Route 940, Route 16 and Route 2 near Sackville, New Brunswick.
The route passes Sackville Waterfowl Park on the Tantramar Marsh then the Tantramar Civic Centre ending at Route 106.

Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

Fort LawrenceFort Lawrence, NS
Communities on or bordering the marshes include, in New Brunswick: Aulac and Sackville, and on the Nova Scotia side: Amherst, and Fort Lawrence.
Aside from the more prominent Aulac Ridge, the Fort Lawrence Ridge is surrounded by the flat plain of the Tantramar Marshes with a commanding view of the Cumberland Basin, an arm of the Bay of Fundy.

Beaubassin

ChignectoChignecto settlement
Migrating from Port Royal in around 1671, Acadians established a village in the area (which they called Beaubassin ).
The settlement prospered on the fertile Tantramar Marshes and surrounding high ground, suitable for farming.

Missaguash River

Missiguash RiverMissaguashMissaquash River
It is drained by the Aulac, LaPlanche, Missaguash, and Tantramar Rivers.
The river's name is from the Mi'kmaq language, likely meaning "marsh river", in reference to the Tantramar Marshes through which it flows.

Radio Canada International

RCIInternational ServiceRadio Canada International (RCI)
In 1945 Radio Canada International opened a radio transmitter and the site proved to be one of the best shortwave transmitting locations in the world.
The site was on the Tantramar Marshes, several kilometres east of Sackville, New Brunswick.

New Brunswick Route 16

Route 16Highway 16New Brunswick Highway 16
The area borders between Route 940, Route 16 and Route 2 near Sackville, New Brunswick.

New Brunswick Route 2

Route 2Trans-Canada HighwayHighway 2
The area borders between Route 940, Route 16 and Route 2 near Sackville, New Brunswick.

Atlantic Ocean

AtlanticNorth AtlanticNorth Atlantic Ocean
At 20,230 hectares, the marsh is one of the largest on the Atlantic coast of North America.

Bird migration

migratorymigratemigratory birds
The marshes are an important stopover for migrating waterfowl such as semi-palmated sandpipers and Canada geese.

Sandpiper

Scolopacidaesandpipersscolopacid
The marshes are an important stopover for migrating waterfowl such as semi-palmated sandpipers and Canada geese.

Canada goose

Canada geeseBranta canadensisCanada
The marshes are an important stopover for migrating waterfowl such as semi-palmated sandpipers and Canada geese.

National Wildlife Area

Now a National Wildlife Area the marshes are the site of two bird sanctuaries.

Animal sanctuary

bird sanctuarysanctuarybird sanctuaries
Now a National Wildlife Area the marshes are the site of two bird sanctuaries.

Acadians

AcadianAcadian settlersFrench
Migrating from Port Royal in around 1671, Acadians established a village in the area (which they called Beaubassin ). The name Tantramar is derived from the Acadian French tintamarre, meaning 'din' or 'racket', a reference to the noisy flocks of birds which feed there.

Bliss Carman

Bliss CarmenCarman
The landscape of the Tantramar Marshes has provided subject matter for the poets Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Douglas Lochhead, and Elizabeth Bishop, painter Alex Colville, and photographer Thaddeus Holownia.

Elizabeth Bishop

Bishop
The landscape of the Tantramar Marshes has provided subject matter for the poets Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Douglas Lochhead, and Elizabeth Bishop, painter Alex Colville, and photographer Thaddeus Holownia.

Alex Colville

David Alexander Colville
The landscape of the Tantramar Marshes has provided subject matter for the poets Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Douglas Lochhead, and Elizabeth Bishop, painter Alex Colville, and photographer Thaddeus Holownia.