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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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

SepiaSaturday, October 12, 2013

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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17 comments:

  1. Great dual use of that old steamboat. I definitely want to keep above water :-)

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  2. We don't have many paddlesteamers here in Australia, although I have seen one on the Murry River.

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  3. That must have required some change over, from freight to fun.

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  4. I'll visit it at night :) Love the aura of old around it.

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  5. That boat looks sturdy enough for work and for fun. I can imagine there was a nice breeze in the evening through that upper deck.

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  6. The combination of work and entertainment is interesting. I wonder how common that was.

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  7. A fine name for a fine vessel! I know Chatham a little, but it's the one in England!

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    1. I know, we inherited a lot of place names from England, such as Halifax, Chatham, Newcastle, Sussex, Warwick, Northumberland---just to name a few/1

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  8. I do wonder just how dirty all that soot from the stacks would be.

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    1. I don't imagine the people cared, they were so desperate for some good times that a little dirt didn't matter....

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  9. I love the label you have given the post - "A boat for all seasons". It sums it up perfectly.

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  10. What a sweet little boat it is to be sure.

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  11. Even I would enjoy a trip on a boat like that,

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  12. I wonder how dirty the boat was from the lumber, let alone the smoke. Sounds like fun though.

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  13. I presume there were two teams working on that boat.
    I'd take the night shift, most definitely!!!
    :D~
    HUGZ

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  14. Some Sound Practical Business ! Yea, I Bet It was a Fun Place .

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