A.P. Seaman

Amos Peck Seaman
"The Grindstone King"

1788 – 1864

His main business interest was the manufacture of grindstones.
In 1847 over 33,000 grindstones were shipped from Cumberland County.



Photographs of
Plaque

Minudie
Cumberland County
Nova Scotia


GPS location:   45°46'27"N   64°20'22"W




Minudie: Amos Peck Seaman plaque


Minudie: Amos Peck Seaman plaque
The plaque is mounted on a local grindstone set in the monument


Minudie: Amos Peck Seaman plaque



The above photographs were taken on 30 July 2003.


Also see:   Amos Seaman's two churches



Amos Peck "King" Seaman

1788 – 1864

Tombstone

Minudie
Cumberland County
Nova Scotia

Located in Minudie Lake Cemetery

GPS location:   45°46'02"N   64°21'19"W




Minudie: Amos Peck Seaman tombstone


Minudie: Amos Peck Seaman tombstone




Grindstone Tombstone

Minudie
Cumberland County
Nova Scotia

Located in Minudie Lake Cemetery

GPS location:   45°46'04"N   64°21'15"W




Amos Peck Seaman

Interpretative Panels

Minudie
Cumberland County
Nova Scotia




Minudie: Amos Peck Seaman interpretative panel
"You are here" marks the location
of these interpretative panels



The above photographs were taken on 30 July 2003.





Links to Relevant Websites

The Minudie Millionaire Sackville Tribune-Post, 13 September 2000
    http://www.tantramar.com/trib/2000/09/13/columns.html


Seaman Street Halifax Sunday Herald, 21 September 2003
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/stories/2003/09/21/fHeritage134.raw.html


King Seaman School Museum by the Cumberland County Genealogical Society
    http://www.ccgs.ednet.ns.ca/cumb/minudie.htm


Amos Seaman School Museum by the River Hebert, Joggins and area website
    http://www.nsaccess.ns.ca/Capsites/RiverHebertCAP/kingseaman1.htm


Minudie Interpretive Park by Fundy Shore Ecotour
    http://www.fundyshoreecotour.ns.ca/tour_am07.htm


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]...
    http://www.ccgs.ednet.ns.ca/cumb/l_cove.htm


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...
    http://www.geocities.com/dblegere/rail.html


200 Grindstones now in Sackville

In the mid-1980's, Mr. Herbert C. Read dismantled the Grindstone Museum
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
    http://heritage.tantramar.com/Newsletter_8.html


A Thriving Industry

In 1847 over 33,000 grindstones were shipped from Cumberland County...
Source: Secondary Processing of Industrial Minerals in Nova Scotia
    http://www.gov.ns.ca/natr/meb/ic/ic53.htm


Archived Business Records

The Public Archives of Nova Scotia has the business records of the
Minudie Mining and Transportation Company, 1867-1901 1.1 metres
MG 3 Vol.: 5077-5085

Grindstone Companies

On 10 May 1864, Major-General Hastings Doyle, Lieutenant-Governor of
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

CIHM 9_00947_38

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

CIHM 9_03761

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

Reference

Nova Scotia Legislature, 1874, chapter 103: — An Act to authorize the sale
of certain trust property, Minudie Estate, Cumberland County






Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    /remem/plaques.html



Amos Seaman's two churches Amos Seaman's two churches Minudie
    /cumberco/minudie2c.html


Joggins war memorial Joggins war memorial Joggins
    /cumberco/joggwarmem.html


Yorkshire Settlers plaque Yorkshire Settlers plaque River Philip
    /cumberco/yorkshirem.html


E.B. Chandler plaque E.B. Chandler plaque Amherst
    /cumberco/chandlerm.html


R.B. Dickey plaque R.B. Dickey plaque Amherst
    /cumberco/dickeyrbm.html


J. McCully plaque J. McCully plaque Amherst
    /cumberco/mccullyjm.html


Sir C. Tupper plaque Sir C. Tupper plaque Amherst
    /cumberco/tuppercm.html


Fort Beausejour plaques Fort Beausejour plaques, 1755 Aulac
    /sunco/fortbeausejour.html


Thomas Dixson, November 1776, plaque Thomas Dixson, November 1776, plaque Fort Cumberland
    /sunco/dixson.html


First Air Mail plaque First Air Mail plaque Parrsboro
    /cumberco/parrairm.html


Port Greville war memorial Port Greville war memorial Port Greville
    /cumberco/greville.html


Diligent River historic monument Diligent River historic monument Diligent River
    /cumberco/diligentriv.html


Maccan war memorial Maccan war memorial Maccan
    /cumberco/maccanmem.html


Springhill: war memorial Springhill war memorial Springhill
    /cumberco/sprhillwarm.html


Oxford war memorial Oxford war memorial Oxford
    /cumberco/oxfordwarmem.html


Westchester Station war memorial Westchester Station war memorial Westchester Station
    /cumberco/westchester.html



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First uploaded to the Internet:   2003 September 23