– Historic Images of New Brunswick –
Pulp and paper industry
Bathurst Mill (Gloucester, New Brunswick)
so I thought I would use the opportunity to share another vintage black and white postcard of Shippagan, New Brunswick. Quite a contrast to Lynne’s glossy fish cards, don’t you think !
L’Industrie de Peche – Codfish at Shippigan, N.B.
Pioneers from Jersey/Guernsey, Channel Islands
who settled in Shippegan and Caraquet
Joshua Alexandre & Mary Jane LeBrocq
Francis Alexandre & Viatrice Robichaud
Charles M. Brien & Marie Blanche Nixon
Jean Butler (Bouthillier) & (1) Anne Benoit & (2) Marguerite Poirier
Tom Cabot & Annie Sutherland
Charles Delagarde & Venerante Robichaud
Perry Dumaresq & Delphine Arseneau
Amice Duval & Esther Rouet
Guillaume Egre (Gray) & Vitalin Paulin
Joseph Galluchon/Duguay & Theodoree Losier
Rene LeBouthillier & Angelique Giraud (maybe!)
John Mourant & (1) Jane Isabella Battam & (2) Marguerite Theriault
John Picot & Adeline Mailloux
Philip Rive & Catherine Lawlor Dwyer
Georges Sivret & Appoline Chiasson
Andrew Travers & Julie Cormier
Place-names on this map:
Bathurst-Beresford-Bonaventure – Caraquet
Cascapedia-Dalhousie-Jacquet R. – Miscou
New Carlisle-Pabos-Paspebiac – Pokemouche-Port Daniel
Saumarez – Shipegan(Chipagan, Shippagan, Shippegan) – Tracady(Tracadie)
Rapkin, John, fl. 1845-51. East Canada and New Brunswick /
the map drawn & engraved by J. Rapkin ;
the illustrations by H. Warren & engraved by J.B. Allen?. —
Scale [ca. 1:2 661 120] (W 74º–W 64º/N 48º–N 46º). —
London [England] ; Edinburgh ; Dublin : J. & F. Tallis, [1857?].
1 map : hand col. ; 22 x 30 cm. on sheet 28 x 35 cm.
LOCATION: G3402.S3 1857 R3 RBD Map
What does a bag of peat moss have to do with Shippegan – land of fishermen? We already know that when our ancestors first settled in the Shippegan area, they were there to harvest the sea (especially cod) – certainly not to farm the land which was poorly suited to most types of agriculture.
Nowadays it turns out that the land itself can also be “harvested”. I’m talking about the peat moss. Peat moss is in great demand today – especially by organic gardeners – and Shippegan peat moss is particularly valued!
Western Peat Moss, Shippagan
“… the vast plains of Shippagan had been considered a serious handicap to the growth of the community. People could not foresee that these plains would one day be the basis of a flourishing peat moss industry. Since 1942, various companies such as Fafard, Western, Atlantic and others have successfully processed and marketed peat moss from thousands of acres in Shippagan and surrounding area, giving employment to hundreds of workers.”
This is the headstone of Anastasie Theriault, daughter of Tranquil/Aime Theriault and Julie Brideau who had married in Caraquet, Gloucester in 1834. It’s located in Petite-Riviere-de-L’Ile, Shippegan, Gloucester, New Brunswick.
These Theriaults are of the same Caraquet lineage as ours. We share the common ancestors Joseph Jean Theriault and Marie Joseph Girouard who were married in 1754 in Riviere-aux-Canards.
Anastasie married Olivier Valle on May 28th, 1854 and together they had at least 11 children/