Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Acadian Queen crosses the Saint John

A brief note:  I had no internet service yesterday morning, so no blog.
The replica Acadian Queen after crossing
Photo: Julia Bayly Bangor Daily News
  This year the 2014 World Acadian Congress is being held in Maine.  As a part of the festivities Gerald Soucy wanted to do something different.  The result is the replica Acadian Queen.  The real craft ferried goods and people back and forth from/to Riviere Verte, New Brunswick to Grand Isle, Maine about 100 years ago.
  A cable was strung across the Saint John River and the currents would move the barge or horses and oxen pulled it back and forth.
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  The well attended Congress of the French Canadians and French Americans is being very well attended this year as in years past.  It's mission is to promote the history of the Acadian peoples.

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