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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Thursday, August 29, 2013

SepiaSaturday, August 31, 2013

This week, I went with ties and suspenders.  The first one is of our former Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson.  He was prime minister from 1963-1968.  Earlier he won the Nobel prize for peace in 1957.  Under his Liberal government, the present Canadian flag was introduce.

 These hard working men were the crew of the original Max Aitken boat, one man is visibly wearing suspenders, the man with the jean coveralls almost has suspenders....  Miramichi now has a new Max Aitken tour boat, named after Max Aitken who became Lord Beaverbrook.



A couple of SepiaSaturdays ago, I posted a couple of steel workers working high up building our Centennial bridge, I then came across this picture of some of those steel workers.  If you look closer, one is wearing suspenders.  Brave lads!!


The man below is John Calhoun from Boiestown (pronounced boystown) who wrote a ballad about a young man called Peter Emberley from Prince Edward Island, Canada who left the island to start a new life  lumbering in New Brunswick.  Here is an excert from a local paper:
 Many people do not realize that a song written in the early 60’s by Bob Dylan has roots here in Miramichi. The Ballad of John White, written and recorded by Bob was based on a traditional Miramichi Folksong written in the 1880’s. Peter Emberley, a true story about a young Prince Edward Island boy who was killed in a tragic lumbering accident on Parker’s Ridge and written by John Calhoun of Boiestown formed the basis for Bob Dylan’s song. Bob acknowledges this in the liner notes of the album it was featured on.




You can hear some of the song Peter Emberley by going to Youtube and key in the singer's name, Bill Staines- Peter Amberly (the name was mispelled).

Last weekend on my return from visiting my son in Fredericton, I stopped off in Boiestown and took a picture of the tombstone of Peter Emberley.


For further ties, men, and suspenders, go to  http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com

17 comments:

  1. Well I don't know any of these people but now thanks to your post I feel that I do know them. Most interesting.

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  2. Wonderful collection of photographs and stories. And I remember the name of Lester Pearson from my youth. many of the Aitkens are still over here - do you want them back?

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    1. Well, Max Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook) was very good to Newcastle, NB where he was raised. Only some of the things he gave us was a Civic Centre, a community hall, a parish hall in Beaverbrook, NB where he took the name of "Lord Beaverbrook". He used to jump on the train and go fishing there when he was a young lad. What are the Aitkens over there like?

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  3. I actually quite like bowties and that's a fine example. Bring them back I say!

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  4. Did you notice, Rosie, that in the photo of the Max Aitken crew, your coverall man has suspenders UNDER his coveralls -- so he gets two points, right!

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    1. You're right Deb, I never noticed, good eye!

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  5. I think most bowtie wearers wear them to be different, but they do have practical advantages too.

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  6. I did not know that about the Bob Dylan song.

    I think that photo of the steelworkers also has a guy in coveralls, so technically you've got two suspender wearers. Was it a suspension bridge?

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  7. Those man were brave as you said
    The men in the overalls must have worked hard as there overalls are very dirty, not so many manual jobs these days, my husbands lay has to wear his a few times a year!!
    Jackie
    Scrapbangwallop

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  8. Prince Edward Island will always be associated with Anne of Green Gables for me - a much loved series as a child. Thanks for broadening my horizons.

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  9. Very fun visit of your prompt offering, and the double suspenders is a great find too! Looks like it was a nice boat to ride.

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  10. Lester Pearson looks very distinguished in his bow tie. I cannot imagine a politician wearing one today.

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  11. Pity Tony is so busy...
    He would have enjoyed this anecdote about Dylan.
    I did in his stead!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  12. The guys in your 2nd photo are splendid! The picture is so clear and vivid it gives a real sense of who they were & what the did.
    Brilliant Post RR ! & thanks for the info on Dylan's song...which was unknown to me.

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    1. You're welcome Tony, didn't know you were a Bob Dylan fan.

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