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Couldn't be prouder of this amazing and oh so inspiring man!
The following is from Shawn's FB page.
Well, with yesterday's press release, the cat is finally out of the bag...officially. I've resigned as Executive Director with Ile Beaubears Island Interpretive Centre, and begun work with them on a multi-year research project on the Miramichi region and it's history. With the new Executive Director in place, I know that Beaubears Island will continue to grow, innovate, and achieve under the guidance of so talented and driven a Beaubearian as I know Niki Breau-Kavanagh to be.
I feel very lucky for the time I was able to spend at the Interpretive Centre, for the chance to work alongside so many friends and respected colleagues, and for the organization's support in this new initiative. Plus, who am I kidding, it's not like you won't see me over there, from time to time, next season.
I also really appreciate this gift of a painting of me, as Peter Mitchell, on the Island, which the Board presented to me a few weeks ago; the remarkable work of Jessica Martin.
First two mayors - My father-in-law and my uncle <3
Carmel I see grandads name there!!
NB changed to decimal currency in 1861. Below is a picture of NB 1/2 penny coin. During the years of early settlement in Miramichi, there was a variety of different Cain's and paper money in circulation.
About the year 1700, a regular scale of prices was set for trade in furs and supplies.
The "coin" was the 1 pound of spring beaver pelts as the fur was thicker in the spring. The other furs valued at: 1 otter skin, 3 Martin skins, 6 mink skins, 10 muskrat skins, 10 ermine skins, 5 pounds of deer skin, 6 pounds of feathers. ... See MoreSee Less
The Friends of Beaubears Island are happy to announce that our Board Vice-President, Ken Walker, was the recipient of an Award of Merit from Association Heritage New Brunswick, in recognition of his many contributions to local and provincial heritage.
Ken has been a mentor and a friend to his fellow board members and many employees of the Friends of Beaubears Island, sharing his passion and experience with them. To our guests, Ken has been, and continues to be, an incomparable ambassador for Beaubears Island, and heritage generally, with an ardent desire to serve those around him, and advance the sharing of knowledge. ... See MoreSee Less
Nelson is one of the oldest settlements in Miramichi. Did you know, it goes back to the time of William Davidson who's resting place is at Wilson's Point! According to J.L. O'Brien, the Parish of Nelson was first known as "Dower's Settlement, Southwest". The community Nelson was labelled after the famed "Lord Nelson, -Admiral of the British Navy" who died at Trafalgar. Local legend that the spars for Lord Nelson's flagship Victory came from the Miramichi. There were some men from Nelson who sailed with Lord Nelson: Joseph Russell who was midshipman at the "Battle of the Nile" on the ship Vanguard. Joseph Russell built ships at Chatham and Beaubears Island.
The information above is from the book Nelson and It's Neighbours by Earl. J. English.
Some of the names listed above are also interpretive characters of our Tour Through Time program held in the summer months. ... See MoreSee Less
*********** CANCELLED********** With much debate and the current situation in the Province with the Covid 19 Pandemic we have made the difficult decision to cancel this much anticipated event for this year. We apologize for the inconvenience but we feel it is our responsibility to keep our staff, volunteers and you the public as safe as possible. We thank you for you support and hope to see you all again this time next year as we plan to have an even bigger and better event for you. Thanks for your understanding. Stay Safe. Wilson's Point Historic Site and Ile Beaubears Island Interpretive Center. ... See MoreSee Less
Weird, I always knew it as Beaubears Island, could this have simply been a popular local name which was later formally accepted. What year did Parks Can first get involved
We absolutely love when members of our community take and share amazing pictures such as this of the front of the centre. ❤️ Nous adorons quand les membres de notre communauté prennent et partagent des photos étonnantes comme celle de la façade du centre. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less