Sea Captains’ Burial Ground

If you follow Sea Captains’ Burial Ground Footpath, you will come to two family burial plots. The Fownes and Melvin Families settled along these Bay of Fundy shores even before the Quaco – St. Martins settlement in 1783. Both families were shipbuilders and owned large farms here, building a total of 32 ships between 1820 and 1864. Both of these families could boost not only shipbuilders but also captains of vessels. They sailed the world from the Bay of Fundy to Europe, Africa, India, Australia and the Pacific coast of the United States. They married, raised their families, died and more that 45 are buried in these two restored cemeteries.