Major (Retired) W. E. (GARY) CAMPBELL
I contacted the author of one of my books related to the war of 1839. I have seen Gary’s name come up on many sites when searching about the war of 1812 and 1839. He replied the following about my inquiries into the cave mystery. Eric, hello! I know nothing about these stories concerning Blue Mountain. However, the 104th was nowhere near it during their march from Fredericton to Kingston. I can’t comment on the Indigenous aspect of this story. This link will take you to th
In conjunction with archival research, We are also looking into other ways of investigating the mountain and I believe this technology will greatly reduce the search area and help us concentrate on interesting targets fast. A few years ago the province invested in lidar surveys and covered most of our province so this comes in real handy when searching for possible cave entrances! For those not familiar, lidar gives us the possibility to see the land without vegetation. Lida
Looking into the 104th
I sent an email to John R. Grodzinski, author of the book The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of foot in the War of 1812. John is obviously very knowledgeable with this war and the 104th regiment and he may have some insights to share 🤞. The 104th left for their long historic walk from Fredericton to Quebec in February 1813 and followed the Saint John river all the way up to the Madawaska river then portage over to the Saint Lawrence and then on the Quebec City. According
Another local mystery to solve...
I have invested a lot of time looking for these caves since I found out about them back in 2012. Today I sent an email to the Harriet Irving Library in Fredericton to see if they had the 1912 newspaper article on the Blue Mountain Caves. Leah Grandy from the library sent me a copy this afternoon. Now that’s service! Interesting local mystery no? Carleton sentinel Dec 20, 1912 The Victoria Star - October 24 2012