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Partridge Island, Saint John Harbour, with breakwater in foreground. – [ca. 1895-1898]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 17.5 cm. Photographer unknown. The lighthouse and several outbuildings are visible on the horizon. Known to the French as Île Perdix, Partridge Island served as a quarantine station for immigrants for much of the 19th century. Fortifications were erected there in the 20th century to defend the city during wartime. Today a large Celtic cross, erected in 1927, stands as a memorial to the Irish immigrants who were buried on the island. P193-34 Saint John stereoscopes collection, PANB.

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