Canadian Campaigns 1860-70 by David Ross

By David Ross

It truly is expected that a minimum of 20,000 British North american citizens, and probably as many as 50,000 served within the US military throughout the Civil battle. No faster had the struggle interested in a detailed than a brand new probability materialised south of the border: The Fenian Brotherhood, the yank department of the Irish Republican military. The Brotherhood's basic objective was once Irish independence; this they'd try and in attaining by way of an invasion of Canada. This advantageous textual content through David Ross and provide Tyler examines the Canadian campaigns 1860-70, illustrated through quite a few photos and 8 complete web page color plates by way of Rick Scollins.

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In St. Andrews, the tourist information office has a Day Adventure Centre, and there is another at the Algonquin Hotel. n On Foot Hiking Herring Cove Provincial Park on Campobello Island has several nice hiking trails, one of which leads to the Roosevelt Cottage. The trail is well-marked with blue metal squares, and is about 4½ miles long for the whole loop. It’s an easy walk, with no climbing. From a trailhead near the beach, you can walk another loop trail to the Rock of Gibraltar, a bit of hyperbole, but an impressive glacial erratic nonetheless.

N On Snow Because this region is so close to the moderating effect of the sea, snow is a variable that you can’t always depend on. But the walking trails on the Fundy Islands and along the shore are used for cross-country skiing and showshoeing when the weather does cooperate. Ever the optimists, Granite Town Hotel in St. George, % 506/755-6415 or 800/667-2010 offers special winter packages and sleigh rides. A twohour ride is $10 for adults, $6 for children, and includes hot chocolate. The Algonquin (% 506/529-8823 or 800/563-4299) and the Hiram Walker Estate (% 506/529-4210 or 800/470-4088, fax 506/529-4311) are both open in the winter, warm and welcoming retreats offering special packages.

The boat leaves from the Day Adventure Centre and goes downstream to view the falls and gorge, then upstream to see beaver dams, birds, and possibly deer. A good seasoning of history adds spice to the nature-watching, as guides tell you about the days when St. George earned its nickname of Granite Town from the red granite taken from the quarries you will pass. Covered bridges and tales from the area’s logging days add to the interest. Two-hour cruises cost $18 for adults, $10 for children. 38 n The Quoddy Shore Several whale-watching tours are available through the Day Adventures program.

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