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St John

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.