St. Martins, New Brunswick
Village of St. Martins
St. Martins and its twin covered bridges
|County||Saint John County|
|Parish||Saint Martins Parish|
|• Type||Village council|
|• Mayor||Bette Ann Chatterton|
|• Deputy Mayor||Jason Garnett|
|• Land||2.35 km2 (0.91 sq mi)|
|• Density||117.4/km2 (304/sq mi)|
|• Change 2011-16||12.1%|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (Atlantic)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (ADT)|
|Year first constructed||1835 (first)|
|Year first lit||1966 (current)|
|Deactivated||1881 (first, destroyed by fire)|
|Construction||Concrete tower (current)|
|Tower shape||Quadrangular tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||White tower, red lantern|
|Tower height||11.9 metres (39 ft)|
|Focal height||26 metres (85 ft)|
|Light source||Solar power|
|Range||21 nautical miles (39 km; 24 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 10s.|
|Fog signal||3s. blast every 30s.|
|CHS number||CCG 150|
|Managing agent||Canadian Coast Guard|
The village was founded as Quaco by 1783 by soldiers from the disbanded loyalist King's Orange Rangers. It was incorporated in 1967. Led by shipbuilders such as James Moran, it was the third most productive shipbuilding town in the Maritimes, producing over 500 ships. Shipbuilding declined after the 1870s and today tourism is the major industry.
Attractions in St. Martins include the St. Martins Sea Caves, the beach and tidal harbour, the start of the Fundy Trail, two covered bridges and the Quaco Head Lighthouse, the Quaco Museum and Library, and the Fundy Trail Parkway.
- Hebb, Ross M., Quaco - St. Martins: A Brief History, 1997. Fredericton, NB: Quaco/Springhill Press. ISBN 0-9682579-0-9
- List of lighthouses in New Brunswick
- List of communities in New Brunswick
- History of New Brunswick
- List of historic places in Saint John County, New Brunswick
- List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015.
- "Southern New Brunswick". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
- "Quaco Head, NB". Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
- "Living History". Retrieved 14 September 2017.
- "Village of St. Martins". Retrieved 14 September 2017.
- "St. Martins Sea Caves". Retrieved 14 September 2017.
- "Tidal Harbour". Retrieved 14 September 2017.
- "Awe-inspiring Fundy Trail". Retrieved 14 September 2017.
- "Museum". Quaco Historical & Library Society. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
- Aids to Navigation Canadian Coast Guard
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