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Legend of the Dungarvon Whooper

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2019
1. Legend of the Dungarvon Whooper Marker
Inscription.  In the early 19th century, a young cook named Ryan worked in a lumber camp near the Dungarvon River. One day the cook died, probably murdered by the camp boss, while the men were working in the woods. The men returned during a severe snow storm and they buried Ryan's body in a shallow grave. A series of whoops and screams continued all that night and all the next day driving the men from camp never to return. The whooping was heard in the area for several years until Father Murdoch, a priest from Renous, blessed the grave. For the complete story see:
https://www.memoriesofblackville.com/history/legend-of-the-dungarvon-whooper/
 
Location. 46° 44.295′ N, 65° 49.777′ W. Marker is in Blackville, New Brunswick, in Northumberland County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (New Brunswick Route 8) 0.3 kilometers north of Campbell Road (New Brunswick Route 118), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the Blackville Municipal Park entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 158 Main Street, Blackville, New Brunswick E9B 1N2, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other
Legend of the Dungarvon Whooper Marker<br>(<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2019
2. Legend of the Dungarvon Whooper Marker
(wide view)
marker is within walking distance of this marker. Millstones (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Dungarvon Whooper (Wikipedia). The story, which was handed down to lumberers working in New Brunswick throughout the 20th century, is well known in local culture. It was taken seriously enough by the turn of the century that Rev. Edward Murdoch, a Roman Catholic priest from Renous, performed an exorcism at the professed gravesite at Whooper Spring. (Submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Legend of the Dungarvon Whooper. Some say Father Murdock succeeded in quieting the ghost but others declare the fearful cries of Ryan can be heard to this very day. The whistle of the train that traveled by the Dungarvon would echo through the hills resembling the whoops of the ghost; hence the name of the train - the Dungarvon Whooper. (Submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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The Dungarvon Whooper image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2019
3. The Dungarvon Whooper
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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