Thursday, May 3, 2012

Vintage Postcard of Bocabec River, Bocabec, New Brunswick, Canada

Old postcard of a view of the Bocabec River at Bocabec, New Brunswick, Canada, not far from St. Andrews and Passamaquoddy Bay.  

Smith College historian William Francis Ganong (1864-1941), who was born at Saint John, New Brunswick, conjectured that the name might derive from where the gorge-like area of the stream opened up into a wider section subject to tidal effect.  An original Passamaquoddy name for the region sounded like Po-ka-besk.  More of Ganong's theory can be read here.

Many Loyalists settled in this area after the American Revolution.

Map of the Bocabec river or stream:

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