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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McKinleyville, New Brunswick, Canada

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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 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.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Duty Watch, SepiaSaturday, March 1, 2014

As I saw a telescope in the prompt for this week, I came across this photo of a soldier with an odd telescope at shorpy.com.  I don't believe I have ever seen anything like it.  Does anyone have any idea if there were many of those telescopes around or did it just pertain to Germany.  This photo was found in Germany in 1972.

Then I went looking among my pictures to see if I had any cliffs as the men in the prompt are on a cliff.  I took this picture of a cliff in the north eastern tip of Prince Edward Island, just 3-4 hour drive from home.  My eldest son, David, and I were having a day trip.  Now, I see a man's face in this cliff, the grass on top as the tuft of hair, the long forehead and heavy set eyebrow, down to his nose and mouth.  Maybe, it is just my imagination.....

Here is another picture I took at the same time.  Prince Edward Island is home to the famed "Anne of Green Cables".  As you can see, they have red soil over there.

For other "cliff hangers", go to www.sepiasaturday.blogspot.com