Many of my ancestors lived in the Miramichi, New Brunswick area. This includes the area along the Miramichi River. Some originally came from Essex County, Massachusetts before the revolutionary war. Their surnames were Mooer, Mitchell and Mountain. They were involved in farming and lumbering along the Miramichi River. They were there during the great Miramichi fire of 1825. After the fire, they managed to put their lives back together, but a few years later the economy took a nose…Continue
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It may be true the old saying that a sailor has a girl in every port.
My Great-Great Grandfather, James Henry Fuller was a sailor living in Portland, Maine. He was a captain or first mate on commercial ships which sailed from Portland to Boston and New York. He was born 9/12/1827 in Windsor, Nova Scotia and was a commercial sailor from 1847-1905. These weren't steam or diesel ships, but the old three masted schooners powered by nothing but sails and wind.
When not at…
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