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Georgetown in Kings County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic

Three Rivers

Les trois rivières


—Samkook —

Three Rivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 10, 2014
1. Three Rivers Marker
Inscription. English:
The Three Rivers - Montague, Brudenell, and Cardigan - wind through towns, villages and communities in Kings County, draining into Cardigan Bay, known to the Mi’Kmaq people as Samkook (sandy shore). One of the first French settlements on Prince Edward Island, founded by Jean-Pierre Roma, grew here in the early 1700s, where the Brudenell and Montague Rivers meet at Georgetown Harbour. This same point of land also has the distinction of being the birthplace of Prince Edward Island’s father of Confederation, Andrew A. MacDonald. The Waters of the Three Rivers still flow, as they have for centuries, past farms, fisheries and shipyards, linking all those who live along their banks to each other, to the past and to the future. The natural beauty of the Three Rivers has been nurtured and protected through careful development and community stewardship. Designation of the Three Rivers as a Canadian Heritage River will safeguard its rich history and pristine natural beauty for generations to come.

Les eaux du bassin hydrographique des trois rivières - composé des rivières Montague, Brudenell et Cardigan - traverse bon nombre de villes, de villages et de communautés du comté de Kings et se déversent dans la baie de Cardigan que les Mi’Kmaq appellent Samkook (rive sablonneuse). L’un des premiers
Three Rivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 10, 2014
2. Three Rivers Marker
établissements français de l’Île du Prince-Édouard, fondé par Jean-Pierre Roma, a vu le jour ici au confluent des rivières Brudenell et Montague, dans la port de Georgetown, au début des années 1700. Cet endroit est aussi le lieu de naissance d’un des Pères de la Confédération, Andrew A. MacDonald. Depuis des siècles, le bassin des trois rivières baigne des fermes, des pêches et des chantiers navals, reliant tous les habitants riverains les uns aux autres de même qu’aux richesses du passé et aux promesses de l’avenir. Un développement prudent et une intendance communautaire ont permis de préserver et de protéger le bassin des trois rivières dont la riche histoire et la beauté naturelle subsisteront pour les générations à venir grâce à son ajout au Réseau de rivières du patrimoine canadien.

Kaskimtinaqnipunqek ki’s Mi’kmaq msit tami alta’pnik. Kaqi’sk wejita’pnik aq emittukutipnik Samcook. Ula tett pituey, pukwelkik nme’jk aq pukwelkik waisisk ta’n teli-apoqntik mimaju’naj wskwijinu’k. Elmi’knikewaq wskwijinu’k lita’suattaq ula sipa siawi klu’ktn aq waqame’ktn wjit wlo’timuow.
Erected 2004 by The Canadian Heritage Rivers System / Le Réseau de rivières du patrimoine canadien.
Location. 46° 10.831′ N, 62° 32.314′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, in Kings County. Marker is on Richmond Street just from West Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Richmond Street, Georgetown, Prince Edward Island C0A 1L0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georgetown’s New Railway Station (a few steps from this marker); The Honorable Andrew Archibald (A.A.) Macdonald (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Georgetown War Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away).
More about this marker. The marker is next to the boat ramp.
Also see . . .  The Three Rivers - CHRS. The Three Rivers flow southeasterly into Cardigan Bay between Lanching Point and Panmure Island on the eastern shore of Kings County, PEI. The watershed includes all lands drained by the Three Rivers, as well as the river corridors from headwater to estuary, as well as Boughton Island in Cardigan Bay. (Submitted on January 14, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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