This steamboat traveled from Newcastle to Chatham, New Brunswick (which is known as just plain Miramichi) in the late 1800's. It was a work boat in the daytime loaded down with tons of lumber from the Cunard and Rankin lumber kings, and an entertainment boat by night, with music, food, and dancing, and just a wee bit of drink.......... It would go down the Miramichi River to Chatham and come back to port upriver at Newcastle in the wee hours just in time to start hauling lumber again. Local singers, Connie and Paul composed and sang a song about the Alexandra's travels.
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