The Friends of Beaubears Island are hosting an author's event next month at Creative Grounds Cafe! *Author's Notes* is an opportunity to meet some of Miramichi's local historians, and get your copy of their work. Check back here in the coming weeks for more details, and interviews with the authors. ... See MoreSee Less
One of the two baseball gloves at the Interpretive Centre is inscribed with the name of Frank Hayes, a six-time MLB All-Star, who holds the major league record of most consecutive games played by a catcher. He played for Philadelphia, St. Louis, Cleveland, Chicago, and Boston in a career that began in 1933 and ended in 1947.
Having signed on as a sponsor for the Denkert company, the "Frank Hayes model" catchers mitt was trademarked and sold for commercial use. ... See MoreSee Less
French Fort Cove was said to have gotten its name from the a battery of cannons on nearby Kethro lookout, as part of a defensive works protecting the refugees at le camp d'Espérance, further upriver. Legend speaks of an engagement with the Royal Navy occurring near the site, some versions going so far as to state that the British ships involved had been blown off course when attempting to return the remains of General James Wolfe to Great Britain.
Founded in 1999, the Friends of Beaubears Island Inc. has operated with the vision of preserving, promoting and interpreting the historical and cultural significance of two national historic sites. Overall, the 12-member board meets monthly (1st Wednesday), Jan-Jun & Sept-Dec, to discuss the group's finances, operations and other associated matters. Each member joins the board for a 2-year term, but can re-offer after their term is completed. At the present time, our recruitment priorities are focused on additional support for the Finance, Personnel, and Risk Management committees. ... See MoreSee Less