"When first I saw Edward Sinclair He was a grown up boy." Sinclair's life is recounted as he starts his lumber mill: "when he was defeated He would always try again." His sons carry on the firm and some key employees are named.
Edward Sinclair Song, The Partial text(s) *** A *** From Louise Manny and James Reginald Wilson, Songs of Miramichi, #15, pp. 86-88. From the singing of Nicholas Underhill of Nor'West Bridge, 1959. When first I saw Edward Sinclair He was a grown up boy, Down working for Peter's, With them he found employ, His cheeks were as red as roses And his hair it was hard dark brown, And just as handsome a young man As walked Newcastle town. (6 additional stanzas)
Manny/Wilson: "Edward Sinclair ... was a prominent Miramichi lumber operator in the 1880's and 1890's.... The locality was known as Bridgetown after the Intercolonial Railway bridge was built." - BS