SAINT JOHN - IC : CANADA - NB

*Location:

   Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
   91 Waterloo Street
   Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
   LL: N 45.27818, W 66.05633
*Former location (1884):
   World's Industrial and Centennial
     Cotton Exposition
   New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
   91 Waterloo Street
   Saint John, NB  E2L 3P9
   T: (506)653-6820   F: (506)653-6827
   E: bhh@brunnet.net, cic@nb.aibn.com

*Schedule:

   At noon daily

*Remarks:

   McShane reported 15 bells made for
   the Exposition, of heavier weight than
   the 10 bells reported made for here.
   Cathedral archives report purchase
   of the 10-bell chime, and that it had
   won a gold medal.  Disposition of the
   other 5 bells is unknown.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1885, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

A page about the Cathedral has an old illustration of the building, and a brief history of the Cathedral's founding.  The "next" page describes the construction, with photos of the building before and after addition of the spire to the tower.

Building description from Emporis Buildings (no photos as of Aug.'07)
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NB.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/11/13
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/11/13


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