John Meahan

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John Meahan (May 1, 1806 – August 14, 1902)[1] was an Irish-born shipbuilder and political figure in New Brunswick.[2] He represented Gloucester County, New Brunswick in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1862 to 1870.

He was born in Omagh, County Tyrone, the son of James Meahan and Sarah McTaggart, and came to New Brunswick in 1833. In 1841, he married Mary Donnelly.[1] Meahan established in Bathurst[2] a shipbuilding business which built four ships, two barques, two brigs and two brigantines, which were among the largest ships built in Gloucester County.[3] Meahan was opposed to New Brunswick becoming part of Canada.[4] In 1867, he was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat in the Canadian House of Commons.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "John Meahan". Irish Canadian Cultural Association of New Brunswick. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Irish-New Brunswick Facts & Trivia". Irish Canadian Cultural Association of New Brunswick. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  3. ^ Spicer, Stanley T (1968). Masters of sail : the era of square-rigged vessels in the Maritime Provinces. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. p. 110. 
  4. ^ "John Meahan House". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada. Archived from the original on 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  5. ^ The Canadian Parliamentary Companion. 1869. p. 234.