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octobre 25th, 12:59

Explore the legends and mysteries of Miramichi in this four-part series, debuting weekly to top-tier subscribers as part of the exclusive video content available on Patreon www.patreon.com/BeaubearsIsland ... See MoreSee Less

octobre 24th, 1:33
Couldnt be prouder of this amazing and oh so inspiring man! 

The following is from Shawns FB page. 

Well, with yesterdays press release, the cat is finally out of the bag...officially.  Ive 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 its 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 organizations support in this new initiative.  Plus, who am I kidding, its not like you wont 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.  

Heres to new chapters...

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/news/news_release.2021.10.0735.html?fbclid=IwAR1-ReC6stOYzzD2w02pY3zMYPM4SVNZZocdeJtv1f4RMVnoXuVhPsDL6Mc

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/news/news_release.2021.10.0735.html?fbclid=IwAR1-ReC6stOYzzD2w02pY3zMYPM4SVNZZocdeJtv1f4RMVnoXuVhPsDL6Mc

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.

Here's to new chapters...

www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/news/news_release.2021.10.0735.html?fbclid=IwAR1-ReC6s...

www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/news/news_release.2021.10.0735.html?fbclid=IwAR1-ReC6s...
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octobre 22nd, 11:53

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Congratulations Shawn. You have been a beacon of community spirit, pride and dedication. Continued success my friend.

Congratulations Shawn. I’m sure wherever your new job takes you,you will enjoy and do well. Best of luck to you.

Congratulations, Shawn, on your new job. A perfect job for you as you are an amazing researcher who brings history to life. Expect I will see you around the city.

Congratulations, Shawn, on this wonderful new opportunity. So well deserved. Beautiful painting, Jessica!

Congratulations Shawn. Best Wishes to you in your new endeavors.

Congratulations Shawn! All the best!

Your research project sounds like an amazing opportunity and adventure, Shawn. It's also well deserved. Congratulations and all the best. Love the painting!

Congratulations Shawn…😊

Congratulations Shawn

Congratulations shawn, great job!

Congratulations! You're doing great things for Miramichi!

Congrats Shawn we really appreciated our historical tour ! Toast! To new beginnings !

Congratulations Shawn ! 😊👍

Congratulations, sounds like an exciting project.

Congratulations, exciting new chapter!🙌

Way to go Shawn! Best of luck in your new endeavours!😊

You will be missed, Shawn but when your new research is done, Miramichi will be all the richer.. Will miss your character acting though.

Congratulations Shawn

Congratulations

Congratulations Shawn

Nelson is so lucky to have you. Your next project will be amazing!

Congratulations 🎉 🎉

Congratulations 🥳 🙌🏼

Congratulations

Congratulations 🎊

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Nelson incorporated in 1967. 
54 years ago 😲. Any names look familiar from then?

Nelson incorporated in 1967.
54 years ago 😲. Any names look familiar from then?
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octobre 22nd, 6:00

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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 Cains 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.

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.
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octobre 21st, 6:00

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octobre 20th, 10:22
So interesting to learn of the different positions/officers Nelson Parish had in March of 1842.

List came from the Nelson and Its Neighbours book written by Earl J. English.

So interesting to learn of the different positions/officers Nelson Parish had in March of 1842.

List came from the Nelson and It's Neighbours book written by Earl J. English.
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octobre 20th, 9:00

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Overseers of the poor.

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.

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.
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octobre 20th, 6:00

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A proud moment, and an incredible and well-deserved honour, Ken. Congratulations!

Congratulations, Ken. Well-deserved. It was an honour to serve on the Friends of Beaubears Board with you.

Congratulations, Ken!

Congratulations 🎊 👏 Ken!

Congratulations, Ken

Congratulations 👏 Mr. Walker

AMAZING!! WELL DESERVED!

Congratulations! Your video series about Beaubears Island is always informative and enjoyable. Thank you!

YAY KEN!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Of course he was! How lovely Ken!

Three cheers. So we'll deserved.

Congratulations 👏

Yea, Ken! Well deserved!!

congrats Ken !

Congratulations!

Well deserved

Congrats

Congratulations Mr Walker….😊

Awesome congrats!

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Nelson is one of the oldest settlements in Miramichi. Did you know, it goes back to the time of William Davidson whos resting place is at Wilsons Point! According to J.L. OBrien, the Parish of Nelson was first known as Dowers 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 Nelsons 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 Its 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.

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.
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octobre 19th, 6:00
Nelson-Miramichi was not named this until 1967.  How did Micheal Whalen know it in 1914?

What cause you to have blessed the giver,
The broad, majestic Miramichi,
Dear Nelson, nestling by the river, 
For gracious gifts to thee.

Sweet village resting by the river
That flows forever to the sea,
While shadows on they bosom quiver,
I sing this song to thee.

One day I passed, the wind was blowing
All fiercely from the far Norwest,
Thy stream was moaning, tossing,  flowing
In the wild and deep unrest.

A nameless charm is flung around thee,
Far more of nature than of art,
A scenic beauty still surrounds thee,
Dear to the dreamers heart.

And yet the highest art is in thee,
The fairest forms that nature knows,
A smile from heaven seems to win thee
To sweet and soft repose.

Thy happy homes that fondly nestle
Amid thy lawns and shading trees
Far from the noise of business bustle
Woo the wild, wayward breeze.

Thy noble church its spire raises
To heavens blue and blessed dome,
Pointing all persons to His praises
And their last, happy home.

Each tomb recalls some friend departed,
Who once walked on thy single street,
Those faithful friends, the happy-hearted
Whom now no more we meet.

Theyre gone to God. His holy heaven
Now holds the hearts you once held dear, 
They thankful that the bonds are riven
That bound and held them here.

One in their midst has long been sleeping, 
My sainted sister fair and sweet
I leave unto you your kindly keeping
My gentle Marguerite.

Nelson-Miramichi was not named this until 1967. How did Micheal Whalen know it in 1914?

What cause you to have blessed the giver,
The broad, majestic Miramichi,
Dear Nelson, nestling by the river,
For gracious gifts to thee.

Sweet village resting by the river
That flows forever to the sea,
While shadows on they bosom quiver,
I sing this song to thee.

One day I passed, the wind was blowing
All fiercely from the far Nor'west,
Thy stream was moaning, tossing, flowing
In the wild and deep unrest.

A nameless charm is flung around thee,
Far more of nature than of art,
A scenic beauty still surrounds thee,
Dear to the dreamer's heart.

And yet the highest art is in thee,
The fairest forms that nature knows,
A smile from heaven seems to win thee
To sweet and soft repose.

Thy happy homes that fondly nestle
Amid thy lawns and shading trees
Far from the noise of business bustle
Woo the wild, wayward breeze.

Thy noble church it's spire raises
To heaven's blue and blessed dome,
Pointing all persons to His praises
And their last, happy home.

Each tomb recalls some friend departed,
Who once walked on thy single street,
Those faithful friends, the happy-hearted
Whom now no more we meet.

They're gone to God. His holy heaven
Now holds the hearts you once held dear,
They thankful that the bonds are riven
That bound and held them here.

One in their midst has long been sleeping,
My sainted sister fair and sweet
I leave unto you your kindly keeping
My gentle Marguerite.
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octobre 18th, 6:00

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After J. Leonard O'Brien's death in 1973, he willed Beaubears Island to the crown and remains federal property to this day. www.beaubearsisland.com/history/

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. ❤️

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. ❤️
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octobre 14th, 10:01

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yeah Bonnie !