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Glen Sutton to Grand Pre, Canada

GLEN SUTTON, a post village in Brome co., Que., on the S. E. R., 9 miles from Richford. It contains a grist mill, a store and an hotel. Pop. 200.

GLEN TAY or ADAMSVILLE, a post village in Lanark co., Ont., on the River Tay, 4 miles from Perth. It contains several grist and saw mills, a large woolen factory, a tannery, and 2 stores. Pop. 250.

GLENVALE, or BALLYNAHINCH, a post village in Frontenac co., Ont, 7 miles from Kingston. Pop. 150.

GLENVILLE, a small settlement in Westmorland co., N.B., 3 miles from Petitcodiac. Pop. 70.

GLEN WILLIAM, or WILLIAMSBURG, a post village in Hal ton co., Ont., on the River Credit, 1 miles from Georgetown. It contains grist, saw and woolen mills, a woolen batting factory, a shingle factory, several stores and hotels, and a telegraph office. Pop. 300.

GLOUCESTER, a maritime county of New Brunswick, bordering on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Baie des Chaleurs. The surface is extremely diversified with mountains and rivers, and on its coasts are numerous islands the principal of which are Shippegan and Miscou. Great Shippegan Harbor, comprising three commodious harbors, and Little Shippegan and Bathurst harbors are in this county. Into the latter flow three large rivers. Ship-building is carried on to a considerable extent, and there is a large export trade in lumber, deals, fish, etc. The Intercolonial railway traverses the county. Area 1,077,900 acres. Capital, Bathurst. Pop. 18,810.

GLOUCESTER or CUNNINGHAM'S STATION, a post village in Carleton co., Ont., on the St. L, & O. R., 11 miles from Ottawa. It has a telegraph office. Pop. 50.

GOAT ISLAND, Annapolis co., N.S. See Lower Granville.

COBLE'S CORNERS, or ARNOLD'S, a post village in Oxford co., Ont., on the G. W. R., 38 miles from Hamilton. It contains 1 hotel and 2 stores. Pop. 50.

GODBOUT, a post of the Hudson's Bay Company, in Saguenay co., Que., on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 180 miles E. of Tadousac. Pop 100.

GODERICH, a lake port of Ontario, chief town of the county of Goderich, pleasantly situated on Lake Huron, and at the N. terminus of the Buffalo and Goderich branch of the G*. T. R . 160 miles N.W. of Buffalo, 78 miles W.N.W. of London. It has churches for the Episcopalians, Roman Catholics, Presbyterians, and Methodists, 2 branch banks, several assurance and insurance agencies, 2 telegraph offices, several hotels, and a number of stores ; also manufactories of woolens, iron castings, machinery, leather, boots and shoes, wooden ware, &c. ; saw and grist mills, and 8 salt wells. The latter are of great value, and a source of considerable wealth to the town. The fisheries arc also valuable ; their products are chiefly exported to the United States. Goderich has daily communication by steamers with Sarnia and Detroit, and ports on the S. shore of Lake Huron. It is a port of entry, and the only shipping point for many miles on the Lake. It has a good harbor, protected by a pier with a lighthouse at the mouth of the Mainland River. Total value of imports for 1872, $92,467; exports $71,121. Two weekly newspapers are published in Goderich. Pop. 3,954.

GOLDEN BAY, a small fishing settlement in the district of St. Mary's and Placentia, Nfld., 24 miles from St. Marys.

GULDEN CREEK, or PORT FRANKS, a post village in Lambton co., Ont., on Riviere aux Sables, 5 miles from Widder. Pop. 70.

G OLDEN GROVE, a post settlement in St. John co., N.B., 15 miles from St. John.

GOLDENVILLE or SHEBBROOKE GOLD MINES, a post village in Guysborough co., N.S., on the N.W. side of St. Mary's river, 3 miles from Sherbrooke. Here are rich gold mines. Twelve quartz mills are in operation, 9 worked by steam and 3 by water. Yield of gold for 11 years ending with 1872 64,850 oz., valued at $259,400 stg. The village contains 1 hotel and stores. A fine bridge connects Goldenville with Sherbrooke. Pop. 900.

GOLD FIELDS, a post village in Colchester co., N.S., 9 miles from Stewiacke.

GOLDMINES (Mount Uniacke), a post village in Hants co., N.S., 4 miles, from Mount Uniacke. Four quartz mills are at work here. The yield of gold from the opening of these mines to 1873 was 2,560 oz., value $10,240 stg. Pop. 150.

GOLD RIVER, a post village in Lunenburg co., N.S., 53 miles W. of Halifax. Gold is found here in quartz, and in the sands on the rver's banks. Pop. 150.

GOLDSTONE, a post village in Wellington co., Ont., on the W. G. & B. R., 28 miles from Guelph. Pop. 60.

GOOD CORNER, a post village in Carleton co., N.B., 10 miles from Woodstock. Pop. 120.

GOOD HOPE, a fort of the North West Territories on Mackenzie river. Lat. 67 30' N., Ion. 130 40 W. Old Fort Good Hope is on the same river 105 miles N.W.

GOODWOOD, a post village in Ontario co., Ont., on the T. & N. R., 35 miles from Toronto. It contains 2 saw mills, 3 stores and a telegraph office. Pop. 100.

GOODWOOD, Middlesex co., Ont. Sec Bryanston.

GOOSEBERRY, a small fishing settlement in the district of St. Marys and Placentia, Nfld., 17 miles from Placentia. Pop. 12.

GOOSEBERRY ISLANDS, a group of islands on the E. coast of Bonavista Bay, Nfld., 12 miles from Green's Pond. They are inhabited by fishermen. Pop. 316.

GOOSE COVE, a fishing station and harbor on the French shore, Nfld., 18 miles from Croque. Pop. 53.

GOOSE CREEK, a post village in St. John co., N.B., on the Bay of Fundy, 33 miles from Sussex. Pop. 50.

GOOSE HARBOR, Guysborough co., N.S. See Oyster Ponds.

GOOSE ISLAND, in the Ottawa river, 3h miles below the mouth of the Rideau.

GOOSE ISLAND, in the St. Lawrence, 13 miles N.E. of the Island of Orleans.

GOOSE POINT, a small settlement in Saguenay co., Que., on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence. 9 miles from Bersimis. Pop 50

GOOSE RIVER, a post village in Cumberland co., N.S., 9 miles from River Philip. It contains 2 stores.

GOOSE RIVER, a post village in Kings co., P.E.I.. 40 miles from Charlottetown. ft has 2 cloth factories, and 2 grist mills. Pop. 200.'

GORDONSVILLE, a post settlement in Carleton co., N.B V 28 miles from Woodstock. Pop. 50.

GORE, a district of Ontario, comprising the counties of Wentworth and Halton, bounded east by Lake Ontario.

GORE, a post village in Hants co., N.S., 22 miles from Shubenacadie. It has quarries of granite and slate. Gold has also been found in small quantities. Pop. 200.

GORE, a township in the co. of Argenteuil, Que. See Lakefield.

CURE'S LANDING, a post village in Northumberland co., Ont., on Rice Lake, 12 miles from Cobourg. Pop. 100.

GORMLEY, a post village in York co., Ont., 7 J miles from Aurora. It contains 3 stores and saw and grist mills. Pop. 100.

GORRIE, or HOWICK, (also called LEECHVILLE), a thriving post village in Huron co., Ont., on the T. G. & B. R., and on the Maitland river, 23 miles from Mount Forest. It, contains a large saw mill, a flouring mill, a shingle mill, 2 tanneries, an iron foundry, carriage and cheese factories, a drill shed, churches of 3 denominations, a telegraph office, 2 hotels, and several stores. Pop. 400.

GOSFIELD, or ALBERTVILLE, a post village in Essex co., Ont., 31 miles from Windsor. Pop. 60.

GOSHEN, a post settlement in Albert co., N.B., 8 miles from Annagance. Pop. 100.

GOSHEN, a post settlement in Guys-borough co., N.S., near St. Mary's River, 28 miles from Guysborough. It contains a saw mill. Pop. 150.

GOSHEN, a settlement in Colchester co., N.S., 24 miles from Truro. It contains a grist mill. Pop- 166.

GOSHEN, a settlement in Queens co., N.B., 14 miles from Apohaqui. Pop. 100.

GOSPORT, a post village in Lennox co., Ont., on Hay Bay, 13 miles from Napa nee. Pop. 50.

GOULD, a post village in Compton co., Que., 12 miles from Robinson. It contains 2 churches, 2 stores and a saw and grist mill. Pop. 200.

GOULD'S, a settlement in the district of Ferryland, Nfld, 15 miles from St. John's. Pop. 129.

GOULD'S LANDING, or HORTON CORNERS, a small village in Renfrew co., Ont., on the Ottawa river, 9 miles from Renfrew. It is a telegraph station, and the port at which the Ottawa steamers disembark their passengers for the portage of 12 miles to Cobden, where they resume water communication. Pop. 30.

GOULD'S ROAD, a settlement in the district of Brigus, Nfld., 3 miles from Brigus. Pop. 191.

GOUROCK, a post village in Wellington co., Ont., on the W. G. & B. R., 4 miles from Guelph. Pop. 100.

GOVERNOR'S ROAD, a station on the (; W. R., Oxford co., Ont., 41 miles from Hamilton.

GOWAN, a station on the N. R., in Simcoe co., Ont.. 5 miles from Barrie.

GOWANSTOWN, a post village in Perth co., Ont., on the W. G. & B. R., (South extension,) 48 miles from Guelph. Pop. 50.

GOWER POINT, a post village in Renfrew co., Ont., on the Ottawa river, 23 miles from Sand Point. The Upper Ottawa steamers call here. Pop. 40.

GOWLAND MOUNTAIN, a post settlement in Albert co., N.B., 15 miles from Petitcodiac. Pop. 100.

GRAFTON, a settlement in Queen's co., N.S., 40 miles from Liverpool Pop. 100.

GRAFTON, or HALDIMAND, a thriving post village in Northumberland co., Ont., on the G. T. R., 77 miles E. of Toronto. It contains a distillery, a woolen factory, an iron foundry, saw and grist mills, and 2 telegraph offices, and has a large trade in lumber and grain. Pop. con.

GRAFTON CORNER, a village in Kings co., N. S., 2 miles from Water-ville. It contains 3 stores. Pop. 200.

GRAHAM'S ROAD, a post village in Queens co., P E.I., 28 miles from Charlottetown. Pop. 150.

GRAHAMSVILLE, a post village in Peel co., Ont., 2 miles from Malton. It contains a tannery, an hotel and a store. Pop. 100.

GRAND ANSE, a post settlement in Richmond co , N.S., in Lennox Passage, 21 miles from Port Hawkesbury. Pop. 250.

GRAND ANSE, Inverness co., N.S. See Pleasant Bay.

GRAND AUNCE, a post settlement in Gloucester co., N.B., on Baie des Chaleurs, 29 miles from Bathurst. It has a telegraph office. Pop. 700.

GRAND BANK, a post town and port of entry in the district of Burin, Nfld., on the south side of Fortune Bay, 4 miles from Fortune. It has a considerable trade with St. Pierre and in the fishery. Pop. 740. .

GRANBORO or NEIL'S CORNERS, a post village in Shefford co., Que., 5 miles from Granby. Pop. 100.

GRAND BAY, a post village in Kings co., N.B., on the E. & X. A. R., 11 miles from St. John. Pop. 100.

GRAND BEND, a post office in Lambton co., Out., 11 miles from Park Hill.

GRANBY, an incorporated village in Shefford co., Que., on the Yamaska River, and on the S. S. & C. R., 29 miles from St John. It has good water power privileges, and contains 5 saw mills, 1 grist mill, 1 tannery, 1 brewery, a telegraph office, churches of four denominations, 2 hotels, 16 stores, and a priming office issuing 2 weekly newspapers one English and one French. Pop. 876.

GRAND BRULE, Chicoutimi co., Que. See Laterrire.

GRAND BRUIT, a small fishing settlement in the district of Burgeo and La Poile, Nfld., 15 miles from Rose Blanche. Pop. 80.

GRAND CALUMET, an island in the River Ottawa, 7 miles above Portage du Fort. Area 30,200 acres. At the foot of the island lies Cadieux's tomb, surrounded to this day by a wooden railing. Cadieux was a roving interpreter who had married a young Algonquin girl and purchased at this portage furs for the traders. After a winter thus passed he ascertained that a party of Iroquois were waiting to pounce upon the canoes. To prevent this he and a young brave endeavored to inveigle the Iroquois into the woods, while the canoes descended the rapids, and by a circuitous route himself rejoin the voyageurs. He succeeded in the first part of his design ; but when 13 days had elapsed and Cadieux was not heard from, a party was sent to scour the woods, who found a small hut of boughs and the corpse of the interpreter half covered with green branches. His hands were clasped over a large sheet of birch bark, on which was scribbled his tale of exhaustion, hunger and death. The piece of bark on which his death song was written (for Cadieux was a poet) was brought to the post of the Lake of Two Mountains and the voyageurs set it to a plaintive melody, which is much in the style of the old Norman ballads. Pop. of island 1,080.

GRAND CAPUCIN, a village in Gaspe co., Que., 39 miles from Matane.

GRAND GOUDEES, a post office in Beauce co., Que., 28 miles from St. Francois de Beauce.

GRANDE BAIE, or HA! HA! ! BAY, a post village in Chicoutimi co., Que., at the head of the navigation of the Saguenay river, 60 miles from its mouth. The bay here is over a mile wide, and about 100 fathoms deep. It is called Ha ! Ha ! ! Bay, a name given to it by its early discoverers, and is a great source of attraction to tourists during the summer months. The village of Grande Baie contains several stores and mills, and has a large trade in lumber. Vessels load here direct for England. Pop. 300; of parish 1,304.

GRANDE BERGERONNE, a settlement in Saguenay co., Que., on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 14 miles from Tadousac. The river is famed for its trout fishing and is much frequented by the visitors to Tadousac. Pop. 50.

GRANDE GREVE, a post village in Gaspe co., Que. ,. beautifully situated on the north side of Gaspe Bay, 18 miles from Gaspe Basin. It contains a saw mill, 2 stores and a telegraph office. This place is a large fishery station, and was originally settled about 1770. Pop. 100.

GRANDE ISLE, an island in the River St. Lawrence, between Lakes St. Louis and St. Francis, 4| miles long by H miles broad. It divides the stream of the St. Lawrence into two channels : that on the S. side is called the Beaubarnois channel, in the course of which are the rapids Croche, les Faucilles and de Bouleau, the latter both intricate and difficult to pass.

GRANDE LIGNE or COLEBROOK, a post village in St. Johns co., Que, on the G. T. R., (Champlain division,) 33 miles from Montreal, and near the River Richelieu. It contains 2 stores, 1 hotel and a French Protestant college. Pop. 400.

GRAND ETANG, a village in Gaspe co., Que , 8G miles from Ste. Anne des Monts.

GRAND ETANG, or LOCHIEL, a post office in Inverness co., N.S., 8 miles from Marsaree.

GRANDE VALLEE, a post village in Gaspe co., Que., 68 miles from Ste. Anne des Monts. It contains 2 stores. Pop. 318.

GRAND FALLS, or COLEBROOKE, a pest town of New Brunswick, capital of the co. of Victoria, pleasantly situated at the head of navigation of the St. John river, and on the route of the Fredericton and Riviere du Loup railway (in course of construction), 202 miles from St. John, 116 miles from Riviere du Loup. It contains, besides the county buildings, several hotels, 8 stores, a tannery, and saw and grist mills. In the immediate vicinity the River St. John falls precipitously a height of 180 feet. Over this fall is a handsome suspension bridge. The sur-rounding scenery is exceedingly beautiful. Pop. 700.

GRAND FALLS PORTAGE, a post settlement in Victoria co., N B., 7 miles from Grand Falls. Pop. 100.

GRANDFATHER'S COVE, a small fishing station on the French shore, Nfld., 10 miles from Great Harbor Deep. Pop. 35.

GRAND HARBOUR, a post village in Charlotte co., N.B., on the island of Grand Manan, 51 miles from St. Andrews. Pop. 300.

GRANDIGUE, a post settlement in Kent co., N.B., 7 miles from Shediac. Pop. 400.

GRANDIGUE FERRY, a post settlement in Richmond co., N.S., on the N. side of Lennox Passage, 24 miles from Port Hawkesbury.

GRAND LAKE, a station on the I. R., 23 miles from Halifax, N.S.

GRAND MANAN, or MENAN, an island off the N.E. part of Maine, in the co. of Charlotte, N.B. Length 20 miles, average breadth about 5 miles; coast deeply indented affording numerous fine harbors. It abounds with valuable timber, has excellent facilities for shipbuilding, and has various fishing stations around the coast. There is a lighthouse on the Island, lat. 44 45 52 N., Ion. 66 44' 4' W. Pop. 1,867.

GRAND MANAN, a post office on the above island, 42 miles from St. Andrews.

GRAND MIRA NORTH, a post village in Cape Breton co., N.S., on Mira river, 24 miles from Sydney. It contains 1 church, 1 store, 1 saw mill, and 1 grist mill. Pop. 150.

GRAND MIRA SOUTH, a post office in Cape Breton co., N.S.

GRAND NARROWS, a post settlement in Victoria co., N.S., on Barra strait, 12 miles from Baddeck. Pop. 100.

GRAND PABOS, a post village in Gaspe co., Que., 30 miles from Perce. Pop. 150.

GRAND PRE, or LOWER HORTON, a thriving post village in Kings co., N. S.. beautifully situated on Minas Basin, and on the W. & A. R., 15 miles from Windsor. The land hereabouts is very rich, mostly reclaimed by dykes from the Bay of Fundy. This is the scene of Longfellow's "Evangeline." His description is very vivid :

"In the Acadian land on the shores of the Basin of Minas, Distant, secluded, still, the little village

of Grand Pre Lay in the fruitful valley. Vast meadows stretched to the eastward,

Giving the village its name and pasture to flocks without number." And again : "

Still stands the forest primeval ; but under the shade of its branches

Dwells another race, with other customs and language.

Only along the shores of the mournful and misty Atlantic

Linger a few Acadian peasants, whose fathers from exile

Wandeied back to their native land, to die in its bosom.

In the fisherman's cot, the wheel and the loom are still busy;

Maidens still wear their Norman caps and their kirtles of homespun,

And by the evening Are repeat Evangeline's story;

While from its rocky caverns, the deep-voiced neighboring Ocean

Speaks, and in accents disconsolate answers the wail of the forest.'

The scenery around Grand Pre is very grand, particularly that off Cape Blomidon on the shores of the Bay of Fundy. A packet sails weekly between here and Parrsborough. The village contains several stores, a telegraph office, and about 600 inhabitants.

Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America, Edited by P.A. Crossby, 1873


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