Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Two for the price of one


I found this picture of two little cowboys and their red wagons---the McLean brothers back in the 40's or 50's.  It is as close as I can get to the theme of this week's SepiaSaturday.  I got the picture from Our Miramichi Heritage Photos site.  The reason I know those wagons were red, my brother had one just like it. Why don't you saunter on down to www.sepiasaturday.blogspot.com for more darling pictures.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Rose for Rosa

This what awaited me when Magor picked me up from work yesterday.  We have arrived in Santiago, went shopping and had lunch with some friends of Magor's.  Lovely sunny day, around 12- 15 degrees.


Friday, May 30, 2014

In Toronto airport international section

Waiting to board flight to South America, very excited!  santiago, here we come!

Off to South America (Chile)

Today, Magor and I are off to Chile to see his family, I will see his country of origin.

Looking forward to the trip, will try to post some entries from time to time.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bridge over Miramichi River, Sepia Saturday, April 5, 2014

I don't envy people with dangerous jobs.  I don't even know how they can do the things they do.  But, without them, a lot of wonderful buildings, bridges, etc. would not be done.  Here are some pictures of men who helped build the Centennial Bridge in Douglastown/Miramichi in 1966-1967. It took a special breed of men, some even lost their lives in this construction.












The final results, The Centennial Bridge.  Hats off to the courageous men who build it!!

 

  


Now for some more hair raising dangerous antics, go to 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sepia Saturday for March 29, 2014

When the topic of floods was introduced, it got me thinking of the great flood around the Miramichi area in the year of 1970, month of February and earlier years.  Here are just a few of the pictures that were taken.  I took this pictures from the Facebook site "OUR MIRAMICHI HERITAGE PHOTOS" https://www.google.ca/?gfe_rd=ctrl&ei=-L40U4qnEsmD8QeA24HIAQ&gws_rd=cr#q=facebook%2Four+miramichi+heritage+photos.

This was Castle Street, Newcastle.  The street is now called Newcastle Blvd. and the town is now called Miramichi.  Right behind these buildings on the left was the Miramichi River, and it sure did over flow on this particular day!!


 A tow truck trying to haul a car out of a garage.



 This was Vic Chenier's Cadillac---don't imagine it was any good after this flood!!


I threw in a fire for good measure, I just liked the old gas tank.  The family of Irvings owns pretty well everything in New Brunswick.  The three original brothers got the nicknames of Oily, Greasy, and Gassy.

Here a 1/2 ton did not fare well in the 1970 flood at the Irving wharf in Newcastle/Miramichi.
Well, to see "whatever floats your boat", go to www.sepiasaturday.blogspot.com

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Interesting people of the Atlantic provinces

I started to do some research about people who lived in my hometown, Miramichi, NB, Canada and came across some pretty interesting people.  Among the notables is Francis Peabody, originally from Massachusetts.

Last year, I was on a World Photo Walk with a crew from the city and I took some pictures of the statute Chatham/Miramichi had made of Francis Peabody sitting on a park bench in Waterford Park.

Here is a brief history of Francis Peabody who later became known as the Father of Chatham.

FRANCIS PEABODY CHAPTER I

Francis Peabody is best known as “the founder of Chatham.” He was born in Boxford, Massachusetts, in 1760. Thirty years later he had a trading business centered in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1799, he visited the Miramichi on one of his trading journeys. He liked the area so well that he moved here in the next year.
At that time, the Miramichi had no important villages or towns. The only way to travel was by water. Newcastle had started to grow on the north side of the river. But Chatham was just wooded land. There were no schools, bridges, or churches.
In 1801, Peabody bought a large piece of land near the edge of the Miramichi. In later years, this was to become downtown Chatham. Peabody built a small home on the waterfront. On his land was a large tree. He used to tie his trading boat to this tree and trade from the boat.
Before long he became the most important businessman in a quickly growing town. In 1838, he built a large new home. It was built near the present-day N. B. Telephone Building in downtown Chatham. Peabody used part of his home as a store. This building is no longer standing.
Peabody named his new village “Chatham” He did this in honor of William Pitt, the Earl of Chatham. Pitt was an important person in the English government at the time.
In the 1820’s and 1830’s, Peabody’s business continued to grow. He built a shipyard at England’s Hollow in the east end of Chatham. He also had a sawmill built upriver near Blackville, New Brunswick.
When he died in 1841, Peabody was the best known businessman on the river. He was a fair and just person. This made him very well-liked. Peabody had shown the kind of leadership that caused other businessmen to follow in his footsteps to Chatham. Chatham quickly grew into New Brunswick’s largest town. Francis Peabody was truly one of the Miramichi’s great people.

 Francis Peabody








 
Here is a link for more info on Francis Peabody:
 
 
I also came across a picture I took of a statute of a clown that was in a graveyard in Pictou, Nova Scotia.  David Gunning from Pictou wrote a song about this clown called Twitter's Song.  This man was a clown in carnivals and toured the world.  He was a beloved man and the people of Pictou erected this two foot clown statute on his grave.


 Keep in mind, he was given this nickname of Twitter long before the world of twitter we have now.

Let's all go to  www.sepiasaturday.blogspot.com 
to join fellow sepians for an interesting assortments of statutes, monuments, flags and the like.