Friar's Head / Le Cap Friar

Friar's Head / Le Cap Friar (HM1789)

Location: Welshpool, NB E5E 1B3 Charlotte County
Country: Canada
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N 44° 52.575', W 66° 58.315'

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Friar's Head takes its name from the stone pillar or stack (photo 1) that rises from the beach directly below the observation deck. While occupying Eastport, the British navy was said to have used the stone pillar for target practice, altering its outline to that of a hooded monk or Friar in deep contemplation.

Native American Passamaquoddy legend referred to this rock as the Stone Maiden. The legend speaks of a young brave leaving on a long journey, telling his lover to sit and wait for his return. Many months passed and the brave did not return. The young maiden was terribly upset and sat on the beach below the head and waited. When the brave finally returned to the village, he found his young maiden turned to stone, forever to wait and watch.

Tucked under the crest of the headlands, the Friar is only visible from the shore (photo 2). You can visit him only when the tide is down. You must first follow the trail in front of you to the right and downhill to a trail intersection. At the intersection, walk left to the steps at the shore. Follow the shore to the left. Remember, seaweed and algae-covered rocks on shore are very slippery.

In 1881, the Campobello Company constructed a roofed pavilion on Friar's Head (photo 3). A hike or carriage ride to the headland was an enjoyable outing for summer visitors. Hotel guests and cottage owners picnicked at the pavilion and enjoyed the view from the summit (photo 4). The observation deck on which you stand is located on the foundation of the old pavilion.
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Le cap Friar doit son nom ? la vaste formation rocheuse qui s'?l?ve pr de la plage au dessous du belv?d?re. Lors de l'occupation de Eastport par la marine militaire britannique, il semble que celle-ci aurait proc?d? ? des pratiques de tir au canon sur le cap Friar, ce qui aurait sensiblement modifi? sa silhouette. Celle-ci ressamble maintenant ? un moine coiff? d'un capuchon (ou un "Friar") plong? dans de profondes m?ditations.

D'apr une l?gende am?rindienne de la tribu des Passamaquoddy, cette vaste formation de roc est surnomm? le Stone Maiden. La l?gende raconte qu'un brave jeune homme, avant de partir pour un long voyage, demanda ? la jeune femme qui l'aimait de s'asseoir ? cet endroit pour y attendre son retour. Plusieurs mois pass?rent et le jeune homme ne revint pas. Terriblement attrist?e, la jeune femme s'est assise sur la plage en dessous de la cr?te pour attendre le retour de son amoureux. Lorsque le jeune homme revient finalement au village, il retrouva sa jeune amoureuse transform?e en pierre, en attente perp?tuelle.

Cach? sous le cr?te, on ne peut apercevoir le cap Friar que de rivage (photo 2). Celui-ci ne peut qu'?tre visiter qu'? mar?e basse. Veuillez d'abord suivre le sentier devant vous vers la droite et descendre vers l'intersection du sentier. Une fois ? l'intersection, continuez vers la gauche jusqu'aux marches qui m?nent ? la rive. Suivez la rive vers la gauche. Veuillez toutefois ?tre tr prudents en raison des algues marines qui recouvrent le roc et rendent la surface du sentier glissante.

En 1881, la Campobello Company ?rigea un pavillon couvert servant ? abriter l'emplacement du cap Friar (photo 3). Une randonn?e ? pied ou en carrosse jusqu'au sommet du cap apportait ?norm?ment de plaisirs aux plaisanciers. Les visiteurs faisant des s?jours aux h?tels et les propri?taires des ridences d'?t? profitaient pleinement des airs de pique-niques au pavillon et pouvait admirer le paysage ? partir du sommet (photo 4). Le belv?d?re sur lequel vous vous trouvez repose sur les fondations de l'ancien pavillon.
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Photo 1.
The Old Friar / L'ancien "Friar"

Photo 2.
Friar's Bay and Friar's Head circa 1882. Engraving by A. Lindsay Sr. from drawing by Fred B. Schell.
La baie Frair et le cap Friar (vers 1882). Gravure pars A. Lindsay Sr., d'apr une ?bauche par Fred B. Schell.

Photo 3.
Friar's Head pavilion / Pavillon du cap Friar

Photo 4.
Campobello Company directors picnicking circa 1880.
Les directeurs de la Campobello Company lors d'un pique-nique (vers 1880).
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HM NumberHM1789
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Placed ByRoosevelt Campobello International Park
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 660187 N 4971204
Decimal Degrees44.87625000, -66.97191667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 52.575', W 66° 58.315'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 52' 34.50" N, 66° 58' 18.90" W
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Area Code(s)831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Unnamed Road, Welshpool NB E5E 1B3, CA
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