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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada 07

Description : Saint John is the largest city in New Brunswick, Canada. Located at the mouth of the Saint John River,on the Bay of Fundy.t Is Canada,s oldest incorporated city, founded by the United Empire Loyalist, 1783.

Immigration - The Irish Years

Immigrant groups from all over the world were attracted to Saint Johns reputation and convenience as an eastern Atlantic seaport. The group which most profoundly affected the demography of Saint John was the Irish. 30,000 Irish immigrants fled to the City from Ireland during the Potato Famine in the mid-1840s, many died on the ships during the rough trans-Atlantic crossing and many more arrived with cholera and typhoid fever. Immigrants were quarantined on Partridge Island at the mouth of the Saint John harbour from May to October 1847 because they had contracted the deadly Irish Plague. Over 600 immigrants were buried in a graveyard on the Island. The Island is a National Historic Site and a commemorative Celtic Cross stands in memory of this era of immigration.

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