Links to Relevant Websites
Seaman Street Halifax Sunday Herald, 21 September 2003
King Seaman School Museum by the Cumberland County Genealogical Society
Amos Seaman School Museum by the River Hebert, Joggins and area website
Minudie Interpretive Park by Fundy Shore Ecotour
Lower Cove: Former Site of Booming Grindstone Quarry
...Grindstones were fashioned in a variety of weights and sizes. In 1875,
a stone produced in Lower Cove, Cumberland County, and shipped to Maine
was seven feet [213 cm] in diameter and weighed 8,000 pounds [3500 kg]...
An Infant Railway: What the Iron Horse will do for the Joggins
Halifax Morning Herald, 3 November 1887
The opening of the Joggins Railway...
...there is the Minudie Branch of six miles...
200 Grindstones now in Sackville
which he had put together in the "Carriage House" of the Marshlands Inn
in Sackville, New Brunswick, (the old family home – a Heritage Property) and
donated all its contents to the town of Sackville. In January, 1999, these
articles were passed on to the Tantramar Heritage Trust, including about
200 beautiful grindstones which likely originated from the Stonehaven quarry...
Source: The White Fence the Tantramar Heritage Trust newsletter, March 1999
A Thriving Industry
Source: Secondary Processing of Industrial Minerals in Nova Scotia
Archived Business Records
Minudie Mining and Transportation Company, 1867-1901 1.1 metres
MG 3 Vol.: 5077-5085
Nova Scotia, gave Royal Assent to an Act for the Incorporation of the
South Joggins Freestone and Grindstone Quarrying Company
(owned by Amos Seaman).
Source: page 168 of Journal of Proceedings of Her Majesty's Legislative Council
of the province of Nova Scotia, 1864
Nova Scotia Legislature, 1873, chapter 55: — An Act to incorporate
the Minudie Mining and Transportation Company Limited
Seaman & Company of Lower Cove, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia,
exhibited grindstones at the International Exhibition of Philadelphia, 1876.
Source: page 7 of Catalog of Canadian Exhibitors in the Report of
the Canadian Commission at the International Exhibition of Philadelphia, 1876
Atlantic Grindstone, Coal & Railway Company Limited
Nova Scotia Legislature, 1906, chapter 155: — An Act to authorize
the amalgamation of Atlantic Grindstone, Coal & Railway Company with
Atlantic Grindstone Company and Fundy Coal Company.
Nova Scotia Legislature, 1887, chapter 63: — An Act to incorporate
the Minudie Railway Company Limited
Nova Scotia Legislature, 1888, chapter 80: — An Act to amend the Act to
incorporate the Minudie Railway Company Limited and to extend the line.
The following Dominion Acts also applied to this railway:
Dominion Parliament, 1887 chapter 24 —
Dominion Parliament, 1889 chapter 3 —
Dominion Parliament, 1894 chapter 4 —
Dominion Parliament, 1903 chapter 57 —
Nova Scotia Legislature, 1902, chapter 140: — An Act to incorporate
the Minudie Coal Company Limited
Amended 1905, chapter 137
Nova Scotia Legislature, 1903, chapter 190: — An Act to incorporate
the Minudie Coal Railway Company Limited
of certain trust property, Minudie Estate, Cumberland County