BIG CARRIBOO ISLAND WEBSITE
This website is devoted to the
history of Big Carriboo Island, now known as Caribou Island. The
island lies in Northumberland Strait in the Gulf of Saint
Lawrence, at latitude 45º 45.21' North and longitude 62º 43.26' West. It is part of
Pictou County, Nova
Scotia. What accounts for the "Carriboo" spelling you ask?
The answer was not clear in 1877, when an early Pictou historian
wrote: "Such is the spelling now commonly adopted, though the
name of the animal is generally spelled Caribou." See A History of the County of Pictou Nova
Scotia, by the Rev. George Patterson, D.D. (1877), page
11. The quaint "Carriboo" persisted into the 1960s.
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