A Captains’ Corner Dinner – An 1890 Meal Recreated

The Tantramar Heritage Trust is pleased to present their annual “Taste of  History” fundraising dinner on Sunday, November 4, based on an actual dinner for  ships’ captains  which took place at “Captains’ Corner” (Main St. and Queen’s  Rd.), around the same date in 1890. Seven local captains gathered for a farewell  dinner for Captain Amos Atkinson. The other six captains were likely Frith  Atkinson, Stephen Atkinson, Thomas Reese Anderson, Ernest L. Anderson, Captains  Thomas and William Egan, or possibly Captain Wilson Estabrooks who lived just up  the street.

The dinner will feature a delicious menu recreated from the  actual dinner and catered by Laurie-Ann Wesselby of Sandpiper Catering. In  addition to the meal, there will be decorations and live music with Saint John  shantymen “Before the Mast” performing sea shanties from the period. “Before the  Mast” performed at the Campbell Carriage Factory this past July, and were very  well received, with strong interest in an encore performance. Their performance  will also be interspersed with readings from very interesting letters of the era  from some of the sea captains and their families, and other entertainment and
fun will be offered, including trivia.  Tickets are $50, including a $25 charity  receipt.  There will be a cash bar.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. and will  be held at the new Maritime Conference Building, 21 Wright St (just up from  Coastal inn).Tickets are available at the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre, 29  Queen’s Rd. Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Seating is limited, and
tickets must be purchased in advance. Please visit www.heritage.tantramar.com or
contact 536-2541 for more information or to reserve tickets.

About frederictonregionmuseum

The Fredericton Region Museum was founded in 1934 by the York-Sunbury Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from Central New Brunswick. In 1969 the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officer's Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton. The Society and Museum remain a nonprofit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers. They work tirelessly to create informative exhibits, organize programs and events as well as publish a local history periodical The Officers' Quarters. The Fredericton Region Museum is the home of the famous Coleman Frog. He is the 42lb wonder that lived in the Killarney Lake just north of Fredericton about 100 years ago. The Fredericton Region Museum is a gateway into the exciting history and diverse heritage of central New Brunswick. Because central New Brunswick is where the provincial capital is located, and because it served as a meeting place for Aboriginals, Loyalists, Acadian, and other European settlers, the Fredericton Region Museum is an excellent place to start. With over 4000 square feet of exhibit space and a collection of over 30,000 artefacts the museum is a fun and exciting way to look into our past.
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