Bedeque in Prince County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
James Colledge Pope
James Colledge Pope was born in Bedeque. A successful merchant and shipbuilder, he entered political life in 1857. Premier of the Island on two previous occasions (1865-7 and 1870-2), he again assumed that office in April, 1873, and played a significant role in the final negotiations that preceded Prince Edward Island’s entry into Confederation on July 1 of that year. Resigning as Premier to enter Federal politics, he was elected to the House of Commons and subsequently served as Minister of Marine and Fisheries (1878-1882). He died at Summerside.
James Colledge Pope naquit à Bédèque. Négociant et constructeur de navires prospère, il se lança en politique en 1857. Premier ministre de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard de 1865 à 1867 et de 1870 à 1872, il le devint encore en avril 1873 et joua un rôle important dans les négociations qui aboutirent à l’entrée de l'Île dans la Confédération le 1er juillet 1873. Il décida alors d’œuvrer sur la scène fédérale et fut élu á la Chambre des communes. De 1878 à 1882, il fut ministre de la Marine et des Pêcheries. Il mourut á Summerside.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
Location. 46° 20.826′ N, 63° 43.732′ W. Marker is in Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker is on Woodside Shore Road north of Prince Edward Island Route 112, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2377 Prince Edward Island Route 112, Bedeque PE C0B 1C0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Railway Station (approx. 6.7 kilometers away); Salute to the Prince Edward Island Railway (approx. 6.7 kilometers away); Georgina Fane Pope (approx. 6.9 kilometers away); The Summerside Armoury (approx. 7 kilometers away); Former Summerside Post Office / L'Ancien Bureau de Poste de Summerside (approx. 7 kilometers away); This Granite Rock (approx. 10.1 kilometers away); Kinkora (approx. 10.1 kilometers away); Granite Mill Stone (approx. 10.1 kilometers away).
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.