1988.47.21 | Group Aboard the Vessel, Rustler

 
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Group Aboard the Vessel, Rustler
1890-1900, 19th century
20.1 x 25.2 cm
Gift of Dr. Louise Manny Estate
1988.47.21
This artefact belongs to: © New Brunswick Museum
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Keys to History

The Rustler was in service from 1891 to 1897, when it was destroyed by fire. It made regular runs between Chatham and Red Bank, both on the Miramichi River, carrying picnickers and sightseers. Contemporaries described the boat as "noisy but fast." Steamer service on the Miramichi began in 1874 and lasted until 1927.

Source : Window on the World: The Rivers of New Brunswick [Web tour], by New Brunswick Museum (see Links)

  • What

    Dr. Manny collected information and stories from those involved in lumber camps, river drives, farming, fishing and basketmaking.

  • Where

    Red Bank, New Brunswick, is located 33 kilometers inland from Chatham, now known as Miramichi.

  • When

    This photograph shows an 1896 excursion at Chatham on the Miramichi River.

  • Who

    The donor, Dr. Louise Manny (1890-1970), is best known as the historian of the Miramichi River.