Trade From Cape Cod to Labrador has existed for thousands of years and European settlers thrived on these traditional trade routes and the movement of goods back and forth … legal and otherwise. Atlantic Alive has been created to continue these historic … Continue reading WELCOME TO ATLANTIC ALIVE – FOLLOWING STORIES FROM CAPE COD TO LABRADOR
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Click to read. Click below to purchase printed copies for distribution. ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)? By Art MacKay in OCEAN LIFE 4 pages, published 4/15/2020 This … Continue reading ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?
NOVEMBER 17, 2015 Habib Dagher, director of UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, in front of the VolturnUS prototype wind turbine deployed off the shores of Castine in 2014. BY JAMES MCCARTHY Monday’s announcement that a consortium led … Continue reading LOOKING BACK & FORWARD: University of Maine offshore wind project continues.
A report has issued an urgent warning on the spread of drug resistance (anti-microbial resistance, AMR) from animal to human pathogens. It identifies aquaculture as a major source worldwide. Aquaculture (fish farming) is an under-appreciated source of AMR, and as global citizens we can … Continue reading OPINION: Antibiotics in fish farming create resistance and are an animal welfare disaster – but there are solutions.
This article was first written in 2008. Today in 2022, the cost of fuel for the huge ships that bring our increasingly expensive essentials from far afield may indeed see us returning to local produce and coastal sail. What do … Continue reading OPINION – Short Sea Shipping! Did I Doze Off or What?
Believe or don’t believe it, my art career began in the 1950s. I know it is really hard for the new guard to believe, but there really wasn’t any internet, Google image search, Pinterest, Wikimedia Commons or any of the … Continue reading SWIPE FILES — Any of you artists remember swipe files?
BEOTHUCK FACTS? – 23 Friday Nov 2012POSTED BY NLARCHAEOLOGY IN BOYD’S COVE, NEWFOUNDLAND Beothuk sites in red. Many people in Newfoundland and Labrador believe they have a good understanding of the Beothuk. Yet there is still a great deal of … Continue reading PEOPLE: More about the Beothuk in NFLD/LAB
A GREAT STORY FROM ANCIENT-ORIGINS.NET CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE STORY!! The Beothuck Key Finding a Lost Chinese-Norse Civilization in Canada Continue reading PEOPLE: The Beothuck Key: Finding a Lost Chinese-Norse Civilization in Canada
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Summers passing quickly … so now is the time to get out and explore these waterfalls!! Enjoy!! Click on the Google map to explore right here online. This list may be incomplete, but with time it will continue to grow … Continue reading WATERFALLS: A preliminary map of Nova Scotia waterfalls.
First posted on November 6, 2010 by Art Fried dough with wild strawberry jam or just slathered with real butter! It seems like yesterday rather than 60 years ago when I, my brothers, and every friend who was downwind would … Continue reading FOOD: Fried Dough – An original Fundy Wonder
A YOUTH’S GUIDE TO THE THE ACADIAN FOREST – Written for kids, this important free publication is vital for those of all ages! As clearcutting and spraying changes our forest ecosystem, it is important to understand what we are loosing. … Continue reading FORESTRY: What is the Acadian Forest Anyway?
And the battle continues in 2022!! An extremely powerful video about Northern Pulp’s Boat Harbour and Mill. The killing of aquatic life began immediately on startup in 1960. Reminds me of the death of the St. Croix River and Estuary … Continue reading POLLUTION – The truth about Boat Harbour Mill Effluent in Nova Scotia
February, 2008. It’s been fascinating watching the fever building in Saint John around “The Great Energy Hub”. Certainly everyone is doing a great job in building the hype that seems to be necessary to move these developments forward. The Telegraph … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Saint John’s Energy Hub Hype – 2008
As more and more goods are transported around the globe, ocean traffic continues to rise. As this chart shows, here in the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy, traffic records show the phenomenal activity along our shores. Should we … Continue reading ISSUES: Are the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy threatened by this?
Originally from Jim Murray, New Brunswick Upon Days Faded Unfortunately this map no longer exists. Created by Jim Murray, he described it as follows: Something that may be of interest to some. A Google Earth file I created for a … Continue reading POLLUTION: New Brunswick Dump Sites? Lots of them!!
Another legend from “Glooscap Legends” Excerpt from The Glooscap Legends Click through to read the entire book online or buy a printed copy. Continue reading GLOOSCAP LEGENDS – Chenoo – A cannibal with an icy heart
A map I discovered online that shows cougar sightings in the northeast from 1841 to 1951. Enjoy!! Continue reading CREATURES: For Cougar Fans along the Atlantic Coast – Sightings from 1841-1951.
Trying a new way to bring more posts together on individual topics. This one is “Arts & Artists. FOLLOW THIS LINK – atlanticalive ART & ARTISTS Continue reading ART: Interested in Art & Artists? Check these posts!
Art MacKay’s artwork. With over 50 years as a marine biologist and illustrator, these are just a few of Art’s illustrations for you to enjoy. Continue reading ART MACKAY: Some Great Gulf of Maine Creatures
Well now, if you haven’t tried Scottish recipes, you really need to give these ones a try … Oat Cake the old recipe, Fat Rascals, Porridge Bread, Oatmeal Nibblers, Scots Plum Pudding, Gram’s, Ginger Snaps, Gooseberry Jam, Hawthorne Jelly, Rhubarb … Continue reading FOOD: Some Original Scottish Recipes to Try & Enjoy
As indicated in the article below, the Georges Bank area was up for grabs for some time. It was issued protection by the Nova Scotia Government … that protection has just been extended much to the delight of the fishing … Continue reading FISHERIES – George’s Bank Moratorium Extended for 10 years 2022
Whether wildlife refuge, research destination or restored traditional homeland, the fate of Nomans Land is up for debate By James Freitas, Hakai Magazine SMITHSONIANMAG.COM MARCH 16, 2021 12:00PM Nomans Land, Massachusetts, is unusual for the heavily populated New England coast. The island … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW? This Uninhabited Island Off of Massachusetts Is Littered With Bombs
Located on Cape Neddick, the Nubble Lighthouse warned voyagers of a dangerous path. The surrounding area offers gorgeous views, rock climbing and a robust area for scuba diving. What makes this area so picturesque and relaxing is the same thing that … Continue reading EXPLORE – Nubble Light House, “Beware the Savage Rocks”
‘If you explore beyond the popular spots you can still find lots’ Sara Fraser · CBC News · Posted: Jul 16, 2017 8:00 AM AT | Last Updated: July 16, 2017 Beachcombing for interesting shells and beach glass has become an increasingly popular pastime … Continue reading EXPLORE PEI: Best beaches on P.E.I. to find sea glass
Imagine, sailing ships and skyships plying the waters of the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine, moving goods back and forth along traditional trade routes that are centuries old. Imagine also that we design these ships to reduce impacts … Continue reading IDEAS: Sky Ships for Atlantica?
Artwork & photos to download and use in your teaching, commercial and personal presentations or publications. Not for resale. The name Aster comes from the Ancient Greek word ἀστήρ (astḗr), meaning “star”, referring to the shape of the flower head. … Continue reading PLANTS: Beautiful Aster Photos for your publication or wall decoration.
Created before the pandemic, this wikibook outlines the attractions you could enjoy on a trip to Newfoundland and Labrador. Things may have change somewhat but still a great guide to use for a real or virtual trip. check it out … Continue reading WIKIBOOK – Go Downeast to Newfoundland and Labrador
Tiffany Duong Sep. 24, 2020 10:33AM EST In ‘My Octopus Teacher,’ Craig Foster becomes fascinated with an octopus and visits her for hundreds of days in a row. Netflix In his latest documentary, My Octopus Teacher, free diver and filmmaker Craig Foster … Continue reading ‘My Octopus Teacher’ Stuns Audiences, Reinforces Power of Nature – EcoWatch
These images are of an object found on the beach below Friar’s Head at Campobello. Because the object predates the island’s aquaculture industry, it may have been used in the weir fishery. Older area residents can likely identify it if … Continue reading MYSTERIES: Fundy Mystery – Can You Identify This Object?
Treasures come in many packages … both real and imagined. Some, like the great gold hoax of Lubec, Maine, require both imagination as well as the gullible. Click here to download the PDF and save this delightful story. Continue reading TREASURE: The Great Saltwater Gold Hoax
New Minas was founded in the early 1700s by Acadians from the Grand Pre area, the largest of the settlements known as Les Mines or Minas after the French copper mines explored at Cape d’Or at the entrance to the … Continue reading EXPLORE: NOVA SCOTIA – The Other Oak Island
If you enjoy history you want want to miss this important detailed publication! Reprinted from 1899 monograph included as part of the Contributions to the History of New Brunswick, this publication gives detailed account of historical places from pre-contact era … Continue reading HISTORY – A monograph of historic sites in the province of New Brunswick W.F. Ganong 1890
Roger Nason – In my research for the Grand Manan ferry system, I discovered the “Snow Maiden” shown in this photo, frequently acted as an auxiliary freight schooner during the First World War when the “Aurora” or first steamer “Grand … Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING: The Snow Maiden, Grand Manan, NB & Mass.
Product Description This “Blue Whale Puppet” was inspired by one I saw online somewhere. I’ve included 2 sizes, 8-1/2 x 11 and 11 x 17. Print your size choice on heavy card stock, cut out the parts, punch holes in the … Continue reading DISTANCE LEARNING – Create a Blue whale Puppet! For FREE!
Art MacKay Norumbega, or Nurembega, is a legendary settlement in northeastern North America which appeared on many early maps from the 1500s until American colonization. The word “Norumbega” was originally spelled Oranbega in Giovanni da Verrazzano’s 1529 map of America, and the word is believed … Continue reading EXPLORE: Can you find the lost city of Norumbega … Is it somewhere in New England?
Placer and lode gold have been found in Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Knox, Oxford, Somerset, Waldo and Washington Counties. Note: Some sites listed below may have prohibitions against prospecting. Always seek permission from property owners and obtain any necessary permits prior … Continue reading PLACES: Maine – Map of Gold, Silver & Lost Treasure Sites
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From the colourful wood carvings of John Hooper to the delightful pole art of Main Street West, Saint John offers many delights for the street art explorer. This collection is a small sampling for you to enjoy. CLICK HERE TO … Continue reading STREET ART: A small collection from Saint John, NB