St. Martins, New Brunswick

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Village of St. Martins
St. Martins and its twin covered bridge
St. Martins and its twin covered bridge
St. Martins is located in New Brunswick
St. Martins
St. Martins
Location of St. Martins in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 45°21′1.6″N 65°32′2.3″W / 45.350444°N 65.533972°W / 45.350444; -65.533972Coordinates: 45°21′1.6″N 65°32′2.3″W / 45.350444°N 65.533972°W / 45.350444; -65.533972
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
County Saint John County
Parish Saint Martins Parish
 • Type Village council
 • Mayor Bette Ann Chatterton
 • Deputy Mayor Jason Garnett
 • Land 5.74 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 386
 • Density 203.3/km2 (527/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11 Decrease4.3%
Time zone Atlantic (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) Atlantic (UTC-3)
Area code(s) Area code 506
Quaco Head Lighthouse
St Martins NB.jpg
St. Martins, New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick
St. Martins, New Brunswick
New Brunswick
Location St. Martins
New Brunswick
Coordinates 45°19′26.29″N 65°32′7.2″W / 45.3239694°N 65.535333°W / 45.3239694; -65.535333
Year first constructed 1835 (first)
1883 (second)
Year first lit 1966 (current)
Deactivated 1881 (first, destroyed by fire)
1966 (second)
Foundation concrete base
Construction concrete tower (current)
Tower shape quadrangular tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern
Height 11.9 metres (39 ft)
Focal height 26 metres (85 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 21 nautical miles (39 km; 24 mi)[1]
Characteristic Fl W 10s.
Fog signal 3s. blast every 30s.
Admiralty number H4076
CHS number CCG 150
NGA number 11080
ARLHS number CAN-421
Managing agent Canadian Coast Guard[2][3]

St. Martins is a village on the Bay of Fundy in Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada.

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.[4] Shipbuilding declined after the 1870s and today tourism is the major industry.[5]

Attractions include:


Further reading[edit]

  • Hebb, Ross M., Quaco - St. Martins: A Brief History, 1997. Fredericton, NB: Quaco/Springhill Press. ISBN 0-9682579-0-9

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Southern New Brunswick". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Quaco Head, NB". Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Living History". Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Village of St. Martins". Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "St. Martins Sea Caves". Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Tidal Harbour". Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Awe-inspiring Fundy Trail". Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "Museum". Quaco Historical & Library Society. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 

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