“The Paris Crew” of Saint John, New Brunswick are known as Canada’s First World Champions for their win at the International Rowing Regatta in Paris on July 8, 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. The many accomplishments and inspiring story lead to their induction into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1972.
About the Virtual Museum of Canada
The Virtual Museum of Canada, managed by the Canadian Museum of History with the financial support of the Government of Canada, is the largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations.
About the Community Stories investment program
The Community Stories investment program helps smaller Canadian museums and heritage organizations work with their communities to develop virtual exhibits that engage online audiences in the stories, past and present, of Canada’s communities.