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Index: Vintage Postcards of New Brunswick

–   Historic Images of New Brunswick   –






Busy Bathurst Bridge & Village

Main Street – Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada

Vintage Bathurst! – Vintage Stedman ‘s, Kent Theatre, HFC Loans

Pulp and paper industry

Bathurst Pulp & Paper Mill – New Brunswick, Canada

View Near Pulp Mill – Bathurst (Gloucester, N.B.)

Pulp Mills, Bathurst (pub. CNR)

Bathurst Pulp and Paper Mill – in colour (Gloucester, N.B.)

Bathurst Mill (Gloucester, New Brunswick)



Caraquet Le presbytere et l’Eglise

Caraquet Highway Near Post Office

Caraquet, La Chapelle Ste. Anne et Ses Environs

Caraquet, Le Couvent

Caraquet, Les Abords De La Station

Caraquet, Main Street Looking West

Caraquet, N.B. Marines

Caraquet, Grande route contre l`hotel Dominion


Vintage Postcard: Caraquet – Vue Generale, collection du college


Dalhousie Lumber Mill (Restigouche, N.B.)

Dalhousie (Restigouche, N.B.) – Panorama


Edmunston NB – International Ferry (ca 1907)

Edmundston Business Block | Vintage Imperial Gas Bar & Classic Cars  New

Edmunston N.B. – Fraser Paper Mill, Edmunston, N.B.  New


Moncton, New Brunswick “Main Street and Subway”



Vintage Postcard: Shippegan Harbour, New Brunswick

Vintage Postcard: Shippegan Peat Moss, New Brunswick

Vintage Postcard: Shippegan, New Brunswick, Canada

Cafe Royale, Shippegan – “the best fish meal … cod in cornmeal”


Gagetown from the St John River | Early 20th Century

Cotton and Lumber Mills – Nashwaak Marysville, New Brunswick

St Basile NB – Wire/Cable Ferry Boat (1915)

St George NB – Pulp Mill | Canadian Family

Historical wire/cable ferries | St-Leonard N.B. – Van Buren Maine 

July 5, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , | 1 Comment

Vintage Postcards: Codfish at Shippigan (Shippagan/Shippegan) Links Restored

Postcardy’s theme for her May Scavenger Hunt is FISH ,

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 Shippagan, N.B.

L’Industrie de Peche – Codfish at Shippigan, N.B. 


fish back







May 9, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , | 1 Comment

Early Pioneers of Gloucester, New Brunswick From The Channel Islands – Links Restored

Pioneers from Jersey/Guernsey, Channel Islands

who settled in Shippegan and Caraquet

and environs


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


Related Posts:

Portal – Luce

Early Acadian Pioneers of Caraquet, New Brunswick



April 2, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , | Leave a comment

Map: Baie des Chaleurs, 1857(?) – Links Restored

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


La Collection W.H. Pugsley de Cartes Anciennes du Canada

Related Post:

Map: Lamecque, Miscou, Shippegan

February 6, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , | 2 Comments

Vintage Postcard: Shippegan Peat Moss, New Brunswick



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.” 

 Town of Shippagan


Related Posts:

Index: Vintage Postcards of New Brunswick

January 31, 2009 Posted by | . | , , | Leave a comment

Headstone: Theriau, Anastasie – Links Restored

valleywifeThis 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/


Related Posts:

A Canadian Family Headstone: VALLEY, O. – 1912(?)


Map: Lamecque, Miscou, Shippegan


January 30, 2009 Posted by | . | | Leave a comment