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Cheesewring

The Cheesewring is a granite tor in Cornwall, United Kingdom, situated on the eastern flank of Bodmin Moor on Stowe's Hill in the parish of Linkinhorne one mile northwest of the village of Minions and four miles north of Liskeard. It is a rock outcrop of granite slabs formed by weathering; the name derives from the resemblance of the piled slabs to a "cheesewring", a press-like device, once used to make cheese. Wilkie Collins described the Cheesewring in 1861 in his book Rambles Beyond Railways: If a man dreams of a great pile of stones in a nightmare, he would dream of such a pile as the Cheesewring. All the heaviest and largest of the seven thick slabs of which it is composed are at the top, it rises perpendicularly without lateral support of any kind. The fifth and sixth rocks are of immense size and thickness, overhang fearfully all round the four lower rocks which support them. All are irregular. Located adjacent to the Cheesewring Quarry and surrounded by other granite formations, this landmark was threatened with destruction in the late nineteenth century by the proximity of blasting operations, but was saved as a result of local activism.

A local legend says that the Cheesewring is the result of a contest between a giant. When Christianity had just been introduced to the British Islands, the giants who lived at the top of the mountains were not happy about it; the saints were declaring their wells as sacred. One of the larger giants, was given the task of ridding their land of the saints, he confronted the frail Saint Tue. If Uther won, the saints would leave Cornwall. If Saint Tue won the giants would convert to Christianity. Uther took his turn first and threw a small rock to the top of nearby Stowe's Hill. Tue prayed for assistance, picking up a huge slab found it was light. One after the other, they threw their rocks; when the score was twelve stones each, Uther threw a thirteenth stone. Tue picked up this fallen stone, as he lifted it, an angel appeared to carry it to the top of the pile of rocks. Seeing this, Uther conceded, most of the giants decided to follow Christianity after that. Daniel Gumb, lived in a cave on the moor with his family, to avoid paying taxes.

Legends of Cornwall's Stones Gareth Evans, 2005

Haywire (Chris LeDoux album)

Haywire is an album released by American country music artist Chris LeDoux. Overall, it is his 26th album and his last under the Liberty banner before it was renamed Capitol Records. "Honky Tonk World", "Tougher Than the Rest", "Dallas Days and Fort Worth Nights" were released as singles. The album peaked at #17 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. There are several cover songs on this album. "Tougher Than the Rest" was written and recorded by Bruce Springsteen for his 1987 album, Tunnel of Love. "Billy The Kid" is a cover of Charlie Daniels' 1976 song from High Lonesome. "Big Love" would be recorded and made popular by Tracy Byrd from his album of the same name. "Honky Tonk World" - 4:03 "Dallas Days and Fort Worth Nights" - 2:44 "Tougher Than the Rest" - 4:57 "Big Love" - 3:01 "Love Needs a Fool" - 5:03 "Slow Down" - 2:51 "Sons of the Pioneers" — 4:41 "Billy The Kid" - 3:46 "Hairtrigger Colt's.44" - 5:12 "Light of the World" - 4:51 As listed in liner notes Gary Bodily - bass guitar Terry Crisp - steel guitar, lap steel guitar Dan Dugmore - steel guitar Rob Hajacos - fiddle Bobby Jensen - piano, organ Chris LeDoux - acoustic guitar, lead vocals, background vocals Bill Livsey - Wurlitzer electric piano, harmonium Dennis Locorriere - background vocals Carl Marsh - keyboards Terry McMillan - Harmonica Dana McVicker - background vocals Brent Rowan - acoustic guitar, electric guitar Mark Sissel - electric guitar K.

W. Turnbow - drums CMT Allmusic AOL Music

Joseph Cunard

Joseph Cunard was a merchant and political figure in New Brunswick. He represented Northumberland County in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1828 to 1833. Cunard was born into a family of United Empire Loyalist German Quaker settlers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the son, along with Samuel and John, of Abraham Cunard and Margaret Murphy. In the year of his birth, his father was named master carpenter of the Royal Engineers at the Halifax garrison. Cunard entered his father's firm. Around 1820, with his brothers Henry and Samuel, he opened a branch of the family timber business in Chatham, New Brunswick; the firm operated wharves, a store and shipyards there. The business expanded to include operations at Shippegan, Kouchibouguac and Bathurst. In 1831 the company purchased stores and other buildings at Bathurst and the next year began shipping timber. Exports of lumber from Bathurst rose from 1,300 tons in 1829 to 26,500 tons in 1833. In 1832 Joseph Cunard was described as one of the wealthiest and most influential merchants in the province.

At Chatham his firm owned several mills, including a large steam mill which began operations in 1836 and sawed 40,000 feet of lumber a day. In the same town the firm had a brickworks, several stores, a counting house employing 30 people, at least two shipyards. In 1831 the firm purchased a significant quantity of real estate at Bathurst and the next year began shipping timber: exports of lumber from Bathurst rose more than 20-fold in the four years from 1829. Cunard was a justice of the peace and served on the board of health for Northumberland county. In 1833, he was named to the province's Legislative Council. Cunard served on the province's Executive Council from 1838 to 1843, he competed with the firm Gilmour and Company for control of timber reserves along the Miramichi River. In November 1847, after having overextended himself financially, Cunard was forced to declare bankruptcy which put many people in the region out of work. In 1848, Cunard's assignees were able to launch from the shipyard which had belonged to him in Bathurst a small brigantine.

The brothers Andrew and George Smith appear to have taken up the assets in Bathurst, built ships there until 1868. In 1850, Cunard left New Brunswick for good and settled at Liverpool in England where he again entered business selling ships and goods on a commission basis for merchants in the colonies, he is buried in Toxteth Park cemetery. In April 1833, he married Mary Peters. Together they gave birth to four sons and one daughter, although it is noted that one of his sons died while quite young. Cunard is memorialised in Bathurst by a downtown street. Cunard subcontracted from 1827 to 1838 shipbuilding on the Miramichi. By 1839 he had two shipyards of his own in Chatham, where he launched at least 43 vessels including the Velocity, in 1846 the first steamboat constructed on the Miramichi. Cunard seems to have been the only shipbuilder at Bathurst from 1841 to 1847, his draughtsman was Gavin Rainnie. While Cunard purchased in the 1820s several small properties in Bathurst, it does not appear that he made Bathurst the centre of his operations until well after the great 1825 Miramichi Fire, upon which he needed a new source of timber for his ships.

The Cunard shipyard was located on Main Street. He purchased, amongst many others, the Gould grant of 2,000ac which covers the area between Murray Avenue and Sutherland Avenue, as far south as the South Bathurst parish graveyard. 1839: Jane 300 DWT, Susan 300 DWT, Caroline 400 DWT 1840: Trio 194 DWT, Henry 400 DWT, Larch 344 DWT 1841: Acapulco 350 DWT, Bathurst 472 DWT, Durango 350 DWT, Gloucester 350 DWT, Lima 205 DWT 1842: Irene 321 DWT 1843: Larch 444 DWT 1845: Louisa 1043 DWT, Ouzel Galley 300 DWT 1846: Sobraon 256 DWT, Hydaspes 595 DWT, Pakinham 740 DWT, Sutlej 659 DWT 1847: Essequibo 342 DWT, London 692 DWT Cunard began operations around 1840 in Richibucto and Kouchibouguac, where he constructed at least nine vessels before the demise of his firm. Langley, John G.. Steam Lion: A biography of Samuel Cunard. Halifax, NS: Nimbus Publishing Ltd. MacMillan, Gail. An Outline of the History of Bathurst. Sackville, NB: The Tribune Press. McCarthy, Aloysius James. Bay of Chaleur Forgotten Treasures.

Halifax, NS: Nimbus Publishing. Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online