poetry and prose about place

on my bookshelf –  A Photo Tour of the Covered Bridges of New Brunswick by Ray Boucher

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As I make revisions to my poetry manuscript ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’, my collection of books about covered bridges in New Brunswick provides needed reference material. Ray Boucher’s book A Photo Tour of the Covered Bridges of New Brunswick looks at the 64 covered bridges present in the province in 2008. Today only 60 of these remain.




Ray Boucher. A Photo Tour of the Covered Bridges of New Brunswick. Kissing Bridge Publications, 2009.

A Photo Tour takes the reader county-by-county to discover New Brunswick’s covered bridges. Many of the bridges are shown in more than one photo and photos were taken in every season. I particularly like the photos showing a bridge from up or downstream.


Now gone from this record of 64 are the Adair Bridge (North Becaguimec River #1) (lost to fire in 2009), the Aaron Clark Bridge (Canaan River #1) (lost to flooding in 2014), the Stone Ridge Bridge (Keswick River #6) (lost to fire in 2008), and the Mangrum Bridge (Becaguimec River #3) (lost to fire in 2011). My version of the book has notes added in red to indicate the 2014 and 2008 losses. The historical value of this book is the photographic record of these four bridges as well as those still standing.


Each photo is accompanied by facts on bridge length and date of construction, and interesting notes and anecdotes on the bridge and the photographer’s visit. Since my husband accompanied me on my visits to the covered bridges I am writing about, I liked reading that this book was also a husband and wife effort!


I was able to buy a copy of this book on … my collection of books about covered bridges is growing!


Copyright 2016 Jane Tims

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  1. Jane Tims, – I could not have written a better ad for my book than the one you have posted here. In fact I wish I had thought of posting it myself. I am very glad someone appreciates the work that went into what was (and is) a labour of love. Many Thanks. Ray Boucher

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    Ray Boucher

    August 5, 2016 at 11:13 am

    • Hi. I am so glad to hear from you. I love your book and I was glad to add it to my library. My husband and I visited all the bridges in the Saint John River watershed and a few others last year. I liked your notes about your visits. My book of poetry about the bridges will be out in the next year or so. Jane


      jane tims

      August 5, 2016 at 4:18 pm

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