"Kennebecasis Park, Renforth & Appleby Shipyard, Winter Road From Saint John to Fredericton" was an address given by Mrs. Hendry O. McLellan on October 28, 1965 to Kings County Historical Society in Sussex New Brunswick. Her address is about the local history on the Western end of Rothesay Parish from the 1800s to the late 1960s.
This item is a painting of the lighthouse keepers house on Seal Island, NB. The painting shows a storey and a half white house with a black roof. There is a veranda on the front of the house. The house has 2 chimneys. The house sits on green grass with a blue ocean in the background and land on the distant horizon. Hand written on the back of the painting is "Olsen, Grand Manan, NB, Seal Island house" and "1957 H.C.M." There is a white typed label on the back as well reading: 70. Morgan, Tom, Lighthouse Keeper's House, oil on fiberboard, 12 x 15, 1930's, loaned by Mr. Herb Macaulay". This numbered tag is similar to other tags we have seen from art shows held on the island or from the early years of the Grand Manan Museum. The "1957 H.C.M." could be Herb Macaulay loaning it in 1957 before the tag was attached but this date pre-dates the museum by 8 years.
"River Boats and Reveries" and "A Big Tree And A Little History" are two stories written by Robert M. Wood. Mr. Wood wrote "River Boats and Reveries" on November 1, 1969, for his niece in order to detail the use of steamships in the area, and also detail all of those, within his memory, that have passed away. It is a collection of stories focused on steamships. "A Big Tree And A Little History" Mr. Wood wrote on October 11, 1968 about a tree named "Prince of Wales" located near Harding's Point.
This item is a framed color print of the "Arrival of S.S. 'Britannia' in Halifax Harbour,,, July 17 1840 Inaugurating the first regular Steamship service across the Atlantic". These words are written along the bottom of the image but do not appear to be on the color print. The image shows the ship hauling in her sails as she approaches the pier filled with people dressed in fancy clothes , wearing top hats and fancy bonnets. This appears to be a print of a watercolor. The frame is painting with a gold metallic paint and has a glass front. Information pages from Wikipedia about the Britannia are in the finding aid.
This item is a framed poster, behind glass, of the ship THE ESPERANTO, that won the International Fisherman's Race in 1920. The Columbian Tape-marked Pure Manila Rope company had the posters made. The image is mostly black and white with a little color on the flags, masts, and below the waterline. The sails are all up and there are many people standing on the deck. The frame is plain wood painted green. There is a water stain at the very top of the image.