1988.47.21 | Group Aboard the Vessel, Rustler
Group Aboard the Vessel, Rustler
1890-1900, 19th century
20.1 x 25.2 cm
Gift of Dr. Louise Manny Estate
This artefact belongs to: © New Brunswick Museum
Keys to History
The Rustler was in service from 1891 to 1897, when it was destroyed by fire. It made regular runs between Chatham and Red Bank, both on the Miramichi River, carrying picnickers and sightseers. Contemporaries described the boat as "noisy but fast." Steamer service on the Miramichi began in 1874 and lasted until 1927.
Source : Window on the World: The Rivers of New Brunswick [Web tour], by New Brunswick Museum (see Links)
Dr. Manny collected information and stories from those involved in lumber camps, river drives, farming, fishing and basketmaking.
Red Bank, New Brunswick, is located 33 kilometers inland from Chatham, now known as Miramichi.
This photograph shows an 1896 excursion at Chatham on the Miramichi River.
The donor, Dr. Louise Manny (1890-1970), is best known as the historian of the Miramichi River.