St. John. the most important town in New Brunswick, situated at the mouth of the St. John river, 53 miles S.E. of Fredericton. The harbour is safe and commodious. St. John has a large timber trade, and shipbuilding is an important industry. The manufactures include steam-engines, iron-castings, and machinery of various kinds, agricultural implements, boots and shoes, etc. A new and handsome town has quickly grown up on the site of that burnt down in 1877.