New Brunswick

When the English partitioned their Nova Scotia territory into three separate colonies in 1784, they named the westernmost, non-peninsunlar section, New Brunswick, in honor of King George III's possessions in Germany, as, in addition to being the mad king of England, he was Prince Elector to the Holy Roman Empire, on account of concurrently being the Duke (Herzog) of Braunschweig-Lüneburg.  In English, as well as in Spanish, French, and other mainstream tongues, Braunschweig is rendered as "Brunswick".

It is amusing to consider that the King could in the 18th century get away with being a Prince Elector, whereas Thomas Arundell, the father of the Anne Arundel of Annapolis, Maryland, was jailed and could easily have lost his head for merely accepting a Countship from the Roman Empire just a bit over a century before the kings of Britain became Germans themselves.  That's the divine right of kings for you.

We arrived in North Head Wharf, Grand Manan Island, on 4 August 2014.  Peregrinus is on this photo, center, behind the wharf.  A phone call to the Canadian Border Services Agency that same afternoon and voila!, we were checked into Canada.  Were that all countries worked like so.

We arrived in North Head Wharf, Grand Manan Island, on 4 August 2014.  Peregrinus is on this photo, center, behind the wharf.  A phone call to the Canadian Border Services Agency that same afternoon and voila!, we were checked into Canada.  Were that all countries worked like so.