Monthly Archives: January 2016

New Speaker Series Features Local Historians

New Speaker Series Features Local Historians

Beaubears Island is pleased to announce our first event of 2016, a Speaker Series in which local historians will offer insight on a range of topics. The talks will be hosted by Nelson Rural School Library and take place Monday & Thursday evenings at 7pm in the month of February

12642543_1193031720724530_4706531101353076529_nSpeakers & Topics:
Feb. 8 – Marjorie Sinclair: The Story of Nelson in Photographs
Feb. 11 – Tony VanBuskirk: The Budworm & The Forest Industry
Feb. 15 – Manford Wasson: 250 Years of William Davidson
Feb. 18 – Cyril Donahue: Miramichi Shipbuilder: John Harley
Feb. 22 – Barry MacKenzie: Royal Tours to the Miramichi
Feb. 25 – Neil Wallace: The History of Ship Construction
Feb. 29 – Tim Humes: Ancient Portage Trails of New Brunswick

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Bases Loaded: A Beaubear Story

Bases Loaded: A Beaubear Story

The so-called “Beaubears Island Players”are at it once again. The informal community theatre troupe, assembled by the Friends of Beaubears Island, has, since 2014, brought history to life on the stage with a series of informative and entertaining productions. At the same time, they have helped raise funds to extend the employment of area students interpreting… Continue Reading

The Tide Recedes

The Tide Recedes

We’re excited to announce our next event in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of shipbuilding on the Island, a theatrical production, The Tide Recedes. This semi-biographical presentation pays tribute to John Harley, Beaubears Island’s final shipbuilder. Harley, who arrived in Miramichi from Ireland in 1823, built more than sixty ships on the River,… Continue Reading

Beaubears Island
35 St. Patrick's Drive, Miramichi, NB E1N 4P6

Tel: (506) 622-8526
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2018 Operating Dates: June 11 - Sept 29
Beaubears Island Interpretive Centre is easy to find, located in Miramichi NB. See the Locator Map for driving time and distances from many points of entry.