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city (1991 pop. 15,396), capital and chief port of Prince Edward Island, E Canada, on the southern coast. Food processing, tourism, fishing, and farming are the main industries. The French established (c.1720) a fort and settlement across the harbor, known as Port la Joie. Charlottetown was laid out by the British in 1768 and named for Queen Charlotte, consort of George III. Its growth was slow until the middle of the 19th cent., when it became noted for the sailing vessels it built for fishing and lumber transport. In the city is the Univ. of Prince Edward Island. The Charlottetown Conference of the Maritime Provs. (1864) was the first step toward Canadian confederation.
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a port in SE Canada, capital of the province of Prince Edward Island. Pop.: 38 114 (2001)
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Tide gauge records from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Marine Environmental Data Services, Ottawa), indicate that the modern rate of relative sea level rise is on the order of 0.35 m per century (Figure 4b).
Addie, as he was widely known, was a lifetime member of Zion Presbyterian Church, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, as were his forefathers.
Schaus scored one goal, while teammate Brody Roybal recorded two, to lift the United States to a 5-2 championship game win over Canada at MacLauchlan Arena in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Team USA's Kevin McKee and Declan Farmer also added goals, with Farmer setting a team record with his eighth tournament goal.
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Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC) has announced a new seasonal direct service between Detroit and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
28,2000, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Elmer was a life-long member of Zion Presbyterian Church, Charlottetown.
John's and the 10,000-circulation Western Star in Comer Brook; the 22,000-circulation Guardian in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; three Nova Scotia dailies: the 10,000-c-irculation Evening News in New Glasgow, 8,000-circulation Daily News in Truro, and the 30,000-circulation Cape Breton Post in Sydney.

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