St. Martins, New Brunswick
The village was founded by Loyalists in 1783, and was originally known as Quaco. Through the 19th century, St. Martins was an important shipbuilding centre. Tourism is now the major industry. Points of interest include twin covered bridges, the only place in the world where two covered bridges and a lighthouse can be photographed at the same time, sea caves and a crescent-shaped beach. St. Martins also forms the start of the Fundy Trail, a 16 kilometre auto route along the rugged Fundy coast ending at Big Salmon River, a former lumbering centre.
In 2007, the St. Martins Book town Initiative was formed. Later in 2007, the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly officially proclaimed St. Martins as New Brunswick's official Book town. There are now nearly a dozen booksellers located in the village.
- Hebb, Ross M., Quaco - St. Martins: A Brief History, 1997. Fredericton, NB: Quaco/Springhill Press. ISBN 0-9682579-0-9