Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël (2011 pop.: 955) is a Canadian village in Gloucester County, New Brunswick; its name is sometimes abbreviated Ste-Marie-St-Raphaël. Take a look below for 4 fun and awesome facts about Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphael, New Brunswick, Canada.
1. Located on Lamèque Island, the village was formed by the incorporation of most of the local service district of St. Raphael sur-Mer and a small part of the neighbouring LSD of Haut-Lamèque.
2. Contrary to frequent citation, it was not formed by an amalgamation involving a village called Sainte-Marie.
3. In May 1971, an anxious Acadian fishing population demanded a public hearing into the safety of the Marc Guylaine, and 400 people met at the Saint-Raphaël community centre where an “action group” was commissioned to study the issue.
4. Ultimately the last of the “cursed” sister ships was found to be unseaworthy.