St. Martins in Saint John County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
Shipbuilding in New Brunswick / L’Industrie de la Construction Navale au Nouveau-Brunswick
From its origins in the late 18th century, the shipbuilding industry profoundly influenced New Brunswick history. Craftsmen in the colony built over 6,000 vessels during the 19th century, a third of the total tonnage produced in British North America. At numerous centres such as Saint John, Moncton, Miramichi and St. Martins, the presence of abundant timber and affordable skilled labour allowed builders to assemble vessels for export, mainly to the United Kingdom. New technologies eventually brought a decline in a commercial industry that had prospered in the province for over a hundred years.
Cette industrie a marqué l’histoire du Nouveau-Brunswick, particulièrement au XIXe siècle, alors que plus de 6 000 navires y ont été construits, représentant un tiers du tonnage produit au Canada. A Saint John, à Moncton, à Miramichi et à St. Martins, la présence d’une main-d’œuvre qualifiée, d’une matière première abondante et de couts de production relativement as permit aux entrepreneurs de construire navires dont la majorité fut exportée vers le Royaume-Uni. L'arrivée de nouvelles technologies
Erected 2001 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 45° 21.481′ N, 65° 32.018′ W. Marker is in St. Martins, New Brunswick, in Saint John County. Marker is on Main Street 0.2 kilometers south of Big Salmon River Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in a wayside park, overlooking the cove, fishing docks, and the Vaughan Creek Covered Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: St Martins, New Brunswick E5R, Canada. Touch for directions.
Also see . . . St. Martins History (Wikipedia). St. Martins village was founded as Quaco by 1783 by soldiers from the disbanded loyalist King's Orange Rangers. It was incorporated in 1967. Led by shipbuilders such as James Moran, it was the third most productive shipbuilding town in the Maritimes, producing over 500 ships. Shipbuilding declined after the 1870s and today tourism is the major industry. (Submitted on August 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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