Fonds MC217 - Maritime Electric Company Ltd.

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Maritime Electric Company Ltd.

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  • 1927-1968 (Creation)
    Maritime Electric Company

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2.1 m of textual records

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(Incorporated in 1917)

Administrative history

The Maritime Electric Company was incorporated in 1917 and supplied electrical energy to clients in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Offices were situated in Charlottetown, Fredericton and St. Andrews with the main office in St. Stephen, N.B. The company was one of several competing electrical and power companies in the province. In 1920 the government appointed a commission to manage the new industry. The New Brunswick Electric Power Commission was responsible for producing power itself, as well as contracting with other producers. The Maritime Electric Company was contracted to supply power at the Devon sub-station on Hughes Lane in Fredericton. The Maritime Electric Company was still in operation in the mid-1940s when the government began to centralize electrical production under the New Brunswick Power Commission.

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This fonds consists of accounting records of the Maritime Electric Company Ltd, both for power supplied to customers and for goods and services purchased by the company. There are statements of balances, sales and commissions, as well as work requisitions and payroll records, meter records and collection reports, and daily cash reports.

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Donated to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick by Maritime Electrical Company, Fredericton, N.B. on 3 April 1969.


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  • English

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