Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John)
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Saint John is the largest city in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, and the second largest in the maritime provinces. It is known as the Fundy City due to its location on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River, as well as being the only city on the bay. In 1785 Saint John became the first incorporated city in Canada.
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1631 - Saint John founded
Oldest incorporated city in Canada.
1755 - June 17 - Robert Monckton takes Fort Gaspereau without firing a shot; French abandon garrison at mouth of Saint John River; last French forts in Acadia gone
canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ June_17
1816 - First river steamboat launched at Saint John
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1855 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception established at Saint John
1867 - July 1 - European and North American Railway opens from Saint John to Shediac, New Brunswick; becomes part of the Intercolonial Railway on July 1, 1867
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1877 - THE ST. JOHN DISASTER. CITY IMPROVEMENTS UNDER CONSIDERATION - WIDER STREETS AND FIRE-PROOF BUILDINGS - RELIEF FOR THE DESTITUTE.
ST. JOHN, a city and seaport of New Brunswick, the commercial metropolis of the province, and capital of the co. of St. John, is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a river of its own name, on a rocky peninsula projecting into the harbor, 190 miles N.W. of Halifax, via Annapolis, or 276 miles, via Intercolonial railway, and 761 miles S.E. of Montreal. Lat. 45° 14 6' N., lon. 66° 3' 30' W. (Partridge Island light.)
The city is regularly laid out and well built It stands on a declivity, and...
Special Dispatch to the New-York Times.
ST. JOHN, N. B., June 28. - Business is now proceeding as usual, and there is little to record except the constant receipt of money and provisions and the unsuccessful efforts to recover missing people. It is now known that 14 persons perished and that over 90 received injuries, some proving fatal. Gen. Warner, United States Consul, is working indefatigably in behalf of the sufferers, and other United States citizens, resident here, are foremost in the ...
1878 - A Little Traveler
The passengers by the through Intercolonial train from St. John, N.B. to Montreal, which arrived at Bonaventure Station this morning, was very much interested in a little girl about seven years of age, who was traveling alone, friends having placed her aboard the train at St. John on Tuesday night, and left her to the tender mercies of passengers. She was very neatly dressed, and had a white pasteboard card tightly sewed to the left shoulder of her jacket, upon which was written in a neat, lady-...
1888 - On the 24th Joseph Barberie, George Edward and Laurance McHugh were drowned near St. John, N.B., by the upsetting of a boat.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
September 29, 1888
1888 - Merchants in Canada were preparing on the 17th for the enforcement of the retaliation measures by ordering winter shipments via St. John and Halifax.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
September 22, 1888
Saint John, a city and seaport of New Brunswick, the commercial metropolis of the province, and the capital of the co. of St. John, is picturesquely situated at the mouth of the St. John River, on a rocky peninsula projecting into the harbor, 190 NW. of Halifax, on the Intercolonial, the Canadian Pacific, and the New Brunswick Southern Rs... The city is regularly laid out and has a number of substantial buildings, - St. Mary's cathedral (Roman Catholic), Trinity Church, provincial insane asylum,...
Ancestors Who Were Born and/or Died Here
(May 6, 1910, Saint-Henri, Montréal, Québec, Canada* - October 10, 1981, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))
Joseph Anthony Emmanuel Bernier
(June 4, 1914, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Greater Sudbury) - May 16, 1990, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))
Marie Cecile Emma Blackburn
(April 11, 1885, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Montreal) - June 26, 1963, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))
Mary Helen Leger
(January 30, 1914, Saint Paul, New Brunswick, Canada (Saint-Paul-de-Kent) - 2010, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (St John))
Ancestors Who Were Married Here
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