Thursday, August 13, 2015

Fountains: Beaver Fountain - St. John, NB, Canada

Beaver Fountain
St. John, New Brunswick

N 45° 16.478 W 066° 03.393

Short Description: 

The Beaver Fountain is located in the Old Loyalist Burial Ground in St. John, New Brunswick.

Long Description:

One of the symbols on the coat of arms of St. John is the beaver. It symbolizes the industrious and innovation of the people of St. John, NB. The image of a beaver recurs throughout the Old Burial Ground.

The Beaver Fountain has a sculpture of a group of beavers as its centerpiece. Four bronze beavers are busily at work creating their lodge in the center of a raised circular pond. The sculpture was created by British sculptor Michael Rizzello, O.B.E. Pond water flows over the rim of the beaver pond down along the raised wall of the fountain into a circular basin at ground level. The fountain wall is constructed of dark granite from Quebec. The wall surrounding the fountain is granite quarried at Hampstead and cut in Sussex.

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