13
Mar
09

Day 161 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Fredericton, The Historic Town of Marysville, Westfield, and Saint. John, New Brunswick

Talk about irony…as we stood there photographing the Canada Street and Veteran Drive sign, Calvin Munn was walking past. Going out on a limb, we asked if he was possibly a veteran and to our delight and surprise Calvin replied, “well yes.”We told Calvin of our journey across Canada and asked if he might entertain the idea of posing under the Veteran Drive street sign. Calvin was a gunner in Korea and he has lived in Marysville for 48 years. On the right we have Randy, who we spotted shoveling his driveway in front of his Marysville home. Randy thinks “Canada is the best” and just loves it here!

Marysville was annexed to Fredericton in 1973.

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Cotton manufacturing began in Marysville, NB, in 1885. The immense factory stretched along the eastern bank of the Nashwaak River just outside of the capital, Fredericton. Alexander “Boss” Gibson (1819-1913) created the quintessential company town around his cotton mill, supplying employment but also housing, schools, churches and stores for his workers. In 1913, Joseph Dolphins took charge of the Marysville Cotton Mill on behalf of Canadian Cottons Limited, Montreal.

The Old Cotton Mill is now called Marysville Place, and it serves as provincial government offices.

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Many of the Cotton Mill workers used to live in these brick row houses that were built by Boss Gibson.

Some of the people higher up in the business had houses on the other side of the bridge.

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Josh owns and runs the Canada Street Convenience store in town. And yes, it’s on Canada street for real.

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Looks like someone needs to learn how to spell!

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We hope that you have a good suspension on your vehicle when you come to visit New Brunswick. It is definitely pothole season!

pothole-season

Faces Of The Day

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A happy family out for a Saturday walk in town.

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Gagetown Canadian flag was at half mast today

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Westfield Ferry

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The Westfield Country Store is your first stop when you get off of the ferry.

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We caught these teenagers just hangin’ out in St. John.

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We make it to the Bay of Fundy!

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Broken bricks littered the beach.

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First site of the Bay of Fundy! It was great to walk on a surface other than snow for a change.

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5000 km’s from our front door we finally get to the ocean. This for us was a personal accomplishment, in celebration we both dipped our foot in the salt water.

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2 Responses to “Day 161 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Fredericton, The Historic Town of Marysville, Westfield, and Saint. John, New Brunswick”


  1. 1 Heide's Dad
    March 15, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Good thing whoever stole the ‘r’ from Library, did not steal the ‘u’ from Public instead. Ha! ;>)

    Love you both.

  2. March 16, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Someone told them to “F” off…so they took it. XD

    Bet that water was cold, but looks like you’ve had some great blue sky.


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