New Brunswick and Its Scenery a Tourists and Anglers Guid to the Province of New Brunswick

New Brunswick and Its Scenery a Tourists and Anglers Guid to the Province of New Brunswick

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...at the foot of King Street, is the principal rendezvous of the vessels loaded with produce, fish and cordwood, intended for sale in the city, and presents at times a busy and noisy scene. The wharves on either side of the Slip, called respectively North and South Wharves, are the scenes of lively competition between the verdant "blue-noses" and their oily, but not more cunning city brethren. (A short residence in St. John will teach the most unobservant and ignorant stranger the meaning of the appellation "blue-nose," and prove to him at the same time that the title is not unjustly applied). Much of the heavy business of the city is transacted in the region of these wharves, the aroma peculiar to them--which, by the way, is net particularly attractive to strangers--seeming to have a strong effect upon the people doing business there. Those visiting this part of the city will do well to take their note books with them. MARKET SQUARE, at the head of the Slip, is the centre of gravity for all the unemployed truck and hand-cart men, wood-sawyers, coal-heavers and "odd-job-men" of the city; who, by their witty sayings and comical actions, often cause the passer by to lose his gravity. At the lower end of the Square is the spot--remarkable in the history of the city, and endeared to such of its inhabitants as feel an interest in old associations--where the Loyalist Founders of the city landed on the 18th May, 1783. Water (A) and Prince William (B) Streets enter the Square on the right--the latter forming its eastern boundary, and Dock (Z) on the left, or north side. The Square is the starting point of the Street Eailway Line; a car leaves the Square once in every twelve minutes for Portland and Indiantovn, via Dock and...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236582454
  • 9781236582454