"The Paris Crew" of Saint John, New Brunswick: Canada's First World Champions

Creator(s): New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

The “Paris Crew” of Saint John, New Brunswick, is known as Canada’s First World Champions. They won at the International Rowing Regatta in Paris in 1867 — only days after Confederation. These so-called underdogs beat out famed crews from Germany, France and England. The achievements of Elijah Ross, Samuel Hutton, Robert Fulton and George Price inspired future generations of rowers and instilled pride in New Brunswickers and Canadians. This exhibition captures the history of rowing in New Brunswick and the impact of the Paris Crew through stories, captivating images, compelling artifacts and engaging videos that bring the stories to life.

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