Thursday, October 15, 2020

Historic Paddle Photo: 1887 St. John River Flood

A remarkable photo illustrating a flood on the St. John River in April 1887. Ice dams caused the famed waterway to flood the banks, inundating the historic field in front of the soldier's barrarcks known as Officer's Square. The impressive stone structure with the arches is now home to the Fredericton Region Museum, formerly the York Sunbury Museum. It houses a historic Maliseet paddle carved for Col. John Saunders featured in many posts of the years

Details of this flood and the resulting damage can be read at this interesting historical data site, here.

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