St. Martins, New Brunswick

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Village of St. Martins
St. Martins and its twin covered bridges
St. Martins and its twin covered bridges
St. Martins is located in New Brunswick
St. Martins
St. Martins
Location of St. Martins in New Brunswick
St. Martins is located in Canada
St. Martins
St. Martins
St. Martins (Canada)
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
CountySaint John County
ParishSaint Martins Parish
 • TypeVillage council
 • MayorBette Ann Chatterton
 • Deputy MayorJason Garnett
 • Land2.35 km2 (0.91 sq mi)
 • Total276
 • Density117.4/km2 (304/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-16
Decrease 12.1%
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code(s)506
Quaco Head Lighthouse
St Martins NB.jpg
St. Martins, New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick
St. Martins, New Brunswick
New Brunswick
LocationSt. Martins
New Brunswick
Coordinates45°19′26.29″N 65°32′7.2″W / 45.3239694°N 65.535333°W / 45.3239694; -65.535333
Year first constructed1835 (first)
1883 (second)
Year first lit1966 (current)
Deactivated1881 (first, destroyed by fire)
1966 (second)
FoundationConcrete base
ConstructionConcrete tower (current)
Tower shapeQuadrangular tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternWhite tower, red lantern
Tower height11.9 metres (39 ft)
Focal height26 metres (85 ft)
Light sourceSolar power
Range21 nautical miles (39 km; 24 mi)[1]
CharacteristicFl W 10s.
Fog signal3s. blast every 30s.
Admiralty numberH4076
CHS numberCCG 150
NGA number11080
ARLHS numberCAN-421
Managing agentCanadian Coast Guard[2][3]

St. Martins is a village on the Bay of Fundy in Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada. The village had a population of 276 as of the 2016 census.

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 in St. Martins include the St. Martins Sea Caves,[6] the beach and tidal harbour,[7] the start of the Fundy Trail,[8] two covered bridges and the Quaco Head Lighthouse, the Quaco Museum and Library,[9] and the Fundy Trail Parkway.[10]


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.
  10. ^ Website

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