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Towns and villages

Clair Historical Site
Clair
Address : 809, Principal Street, Clair, NB E7A 2H7
Phone : (506) 992-6030
Email : -
External website : -
Internal Page : http://patrimoinemadvic.com/en/villes.php?cat=Clair
Description :
The name of Clair is associated with the arrival of the railway: the old Témiscouata Railway. The land on which the train station was built, in 1890, belonged to Thomas Clair. The station was named “Clair’s”. Thomas Clair’s grandparents were from the Bay of Shannon, Clare County, in Ireland. They immigrated to Canada in 1840.

Like other villages in the region, this community grew on the banks of the St. John river. At one time, this small hub was very busy.

Border village, it is the only New Brunswick port of entry from the United States, west of Edmundston.