Tag Archives: Acadian Peninsula

‘I was thinking I will just die there:’ Fishermen caught in Acadian Peninsula storm

During the worst of the storm, Christian Duguay wasn’t sure if he’d survive the night. In his 25 years as a lobster and crab fisherman, he’s never experienced a storm like the one that hit the Acadian Peninsula on Thursday night. Duguay was fishing off Lamèque Island with three of his crew when the wind picked up. They saw tornadoes on the water, he said. The first one “got the boat,” he said. “She lifted everything in the boat, all the things and the cover on my big box there, just go right away with the tornado.” He said the boat stopped dead in the water, and then the water came up around them. At one point, the waves were one and a half metres high. He’s still not sure how the boat didn’t sink. click here to read the story 18:45

N.B. island cut off from mainland due to thunderstorm – More than 4,100 NB Power customers remained without power Friday evening after a violent thunderstorm ripped through the Acadian Peninsula the previous night. At its peak, close to 7,000 NB Power customers in the province were without power. There are no reports of injuries or fatalities. click here to read the story, video 11:20 5/20/2017

‘I was driving in lobster,’ Beaches strewn with ‘millions’ of lobsters after storm surge along New Brunswick’s northeast coast

Jean Benoit says he never expected to see what he described as ‘millions’ of lobsters washed up on the beach in Val Comeau, N.B.,  on Saturday morning. “I was driving in lobster,” he said of his trip to the beach about 10 kilometres from Tracadie-Sheila on the Acadian Peninsula. Benoit and his friends routinely check the beach after storms but weren’t prepared for what they found New Year’s Eve, after Environment Canada warned of a storm surge the day before. “It was incredible all the lobster that we can get there,” Benoit said. “It was amazing. We cannot imagine what the wind can bring us, but it was too much.” He described seeing lobster, crabs and big clams washed up in stretches of 150 metres, then nothing for a stretch of 300 metres, then more shellfish again. Read the story here 09:37