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Today in Island History
1836 Charlottetown shoemaker Wm. Fitzpatrick battles the currency shortage (and uses up his scraps of sheepskin) by issuing leather money redeemable at his office. The only leather notes ever circulated in Canada, they are soon suppressed by the Legislature.
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Driving Directions to Beaconsfield

From the Confederation Bridge
Follow the Transcanada Highway (route 1) to Charlottetown.
Turn right onto North River Road to the end; then left onto Brighton Road;
then right onto Terry Fox Drive and then left onto Kent Street.
Beaconsfield is located 100 meters up Kent Street on the right hand side of the road at 2 Kent Street on the corner of West and Kent Streets.

From the Northumberland Ferry

Follow the Trans Canada Highway (route 1) to Charlottetown.
From the Hillsborough Bridge continue straight onto Grafton Street to the end;
turn right onto West Street and left onto Kent Street.