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Located on the Chaleur Bay near Pokeshaw River, 5.32 km WSW of Grande-Anse
, on the road to New Bandon
: New Bandon Parish
, Gloucester County
: William Francis Ganong identified the Mi'kmaq name for Pokeshaw as Pooksaak or "a long narrow stone": PO Pockshaw
1860-1913: in 1866 it was a fishing, farming and lumbering community with about 57 resident families: in 1871 Pokeshaw and surrounding district had a population of 600: in 1898 Pokeshaw was a flag station on the Caraquet and Gulf Shore Railway and had 1 post office, 2 stores, 1 hotel, 1 sawmill, 1 grist mill and a population of 250: included Riordon
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