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Hartland in Carleton County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Town of Hartland

 
 
Town of Hartland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2019
1. Town of Hartland Marker
Inscription.  
• Settled 1802 by William Orser United Empire Loyalist near where the Becaguimac Stream flows into the St. John River
• Originally known as Mouth of the Becaguimac
• Becaguimac — Abekaquimek — Maliseet for salmon bed
• Incorporated October 2, 1918
• Smallest incorporated town in Canada
• Fires in 1907 and 1980 destroyed many businesses on Main Street
• Home of the longest covered bridge in the world
 
Location. 46° 18.151′ N, 67° 31.746′ W. Marker is in Hartland, New Brunswick, in Carleton County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (Route 105) south of Mill Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located near the New Brunswick Trail, in a wayside park just north of where the Becaguimac Stream flows into the St. John River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartland, New Brunswick E7P, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hartland Salmon Pool / Fosse à saumon de Hartland (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); St. John River (approx. half a kilometer away); Dr. W.D. Rankin House / Maison du Dr. W.D. Rankin
Town of Hartland Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking south across the St. John River</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2019
2. Town of Hartland Marker
(wide view looking south across the St. John River)
The Hartland Bridge, longest covered bridge in the world, is visible crossing the St. John River in the background.
(approx. 16.7 kilometers away); Dr. Prescott Private Hospital / Hôpital privé Dr Prescott (approx. 16.9 kilometers away); Woodstock Baptist Church / Église Baptiste de Woodstock (approx. 17 kilometers away); 7.7cm Feldkanone (Field Cannon) / Canon de terrain (approx. 17 kilometers away); Carleton County Court House / Palais je Justice du comté de Carleton (approx. 17.1 kilometers away); Carleton County Gaol / Prison du Comté de Carleton (approx. 17.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hartland, New Brunswick (Wikipedia). The first settler in the area of what would become Hartland was William Orser (b.1762). William traveled there from New York with his wife and six children. His wife died of an illness and he remarried to a widow, Mary Blake, who also had six children. The pair later conceived an additional six children. (Submitted on September 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. A Brief History of the Longest Covered Bridge in the World. The bridge opened as a toll bridge to offset cost of maintenance
Hartland Covered Bridge Entrance<br>(<i>about 6/10 km south of marker on Hartland Hill Road</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2019
3. Hartland Covered Bridge Entrance
(about 6/10 km south of marker on Hartland Hill Road)
so a toll building was constructed on the Hartland side and a tollgate keeper was employed. Since he was there all day he had to supply his own oil for his lamp to keep him warm but the Bridge Company built him a privy on the bridge between the first and second span. Costs were; 3 cents per person each way, 6 cents per single rig with not more then 2 people one way, 12 cents for a double team with more then 3 people one way, 1/2 cent per head each way for sheep, and 3 cents per head each way for cattle. (Submitted on September 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsDisastersSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Becaguimac Stream • St. John River • Hartland Covered Bridge<br>(<i>view south from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2019
4. Becaguimac Stream • St. John River • Hartland Covered Bridge
(view south from near marker)
 

More. Search the internet for Town of Hartland.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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