St. John River and Its Tributaries. First Edition

By: WRIGHT, Esther Clark

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WRIGHT, Esther Clark. The St. John River and Its Tributaries. N.pl. : n.pub., (1966). First Edition. Pp (4),[1]-218,(2). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, map end-papers. Laugher p.614. Esther Isabelle Clark Wright, née Clark, CM (b. May 14, 1895, Fredericton – d. June 17, 1990). A detailed explication of the history and geography of New Brunswick's St. John River system, highway for the immense forestry industry of the province, and birthplace of the famous (and exceptionally homely) "Johnny-woodboat" schooners. Chapters : 1. River by Conquest; 2. The Goodly River; 3. The Mouth of theRiver; 4. Parrtown and the St. John; 5. Smoke and Fog; 6. Business in Grea t Waters; 7. Lancaster; 8. The Kennebecasis; 9. The Kennebecasis - Lakewise; 10. The Kennebecasis - Riverwise; 11. The Nerepis and the Long Reach; 12.The Belleisle; 13. Queen's County; 14. Washademoak; 15. The Jemseg and Gra nd Lake; 16. Maugherville; 17. The Oromocto; 18. Fredericton; 19. The Nashwaak and the Nashwaaksis; 20. To the Keswick; 21. Mactaquac; 22. Meduxnekeagto Monquart; 23. The Tobique; 24. Madawaska. With a bibliographical note a nd an index. [Note the book's table of contents has some Roman numeral errors in the 20s]. "It has been a peculiar pleasure to spend these past monthsrecalling scenes and events connected with the St. John River. I have real ized anew how much tne river is a part of me and how fortunate I am to haveknown it in the bygone era of the canoe, tne river steamer, and the log dr ive. Although one kind friend thought the previous book, The Saint John River, published by McClleand and Stewart in 1949, "just perfect", and although Hugh Maclennan made very considerable use of it for his cnapier on the St. John Riiver, I was not satisfied with it and have rewritten the entire book. Much has happened on the river meanwhile. Also, in connection with my researches on the Loyalists and on the Steeves tamiiy history and genealogy,I have delved further into various types of records and have visited and r evisited many parts of the river. I have made a special effort to get the book out in 1966 for those who wish, as part of the Centennial celebration, to extend their acquaintance with Canada. After pubiication of the previousbook, a comment I particularly valued came from British Columbia: 'Thank y ou for making New Brunswick history come alive.' I hope this book will be able to make both the history and geography of New Brunswick come alive." - author's note. Very good. 25.00

Title: St. John River and Its Tributaries. First Edition

Author Name: WRIGHT, Esther Clark

Categories: 888,

Publisher: 1966,:

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Keywords: NEW BRUNSWICK RIVERS NATURAL HISTORY NAUTICAL CANADA FREDERICTON,