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
We’ve had an art site for years now. Whatever you want … framed, t-shirt, etc … this site provides it and ships directly to you. Check it out at https://art-mackay.pixels.com/ Continue reading ART WORK – Prints, Cards, T-shirts & More at Our Fine Art site!!
We have been uploading our ARTWORK and E-BOOKS to PayHip.com … a great site where you can download and print images for yourself. These products are for your publications and personal or classroom use only and may not be reproduced … Continue reading ART & MORE – Download and print your own at our Payhip site.
20 YEARS LATER FRACKING REARS ITS UGLY HEAD AGAIN!! Thousands in NB protested then and succeeded in stopping the development. Will that happen today in 2023? Continue reading ISSUES – 20 YEARS LATER FRACKING REARS ITS UGLY HEAD AGAIN IN NEW BRUNSWICK!!
We love this freebie from Graphics Fairy. So we thought various versions would be interesting. what to you think? Continue reading ART – It’s Fun creating new versions of a Vintage Poodle.
Mysida is an order of small, shrimp-like crustaceans in the malacostracan superorder Peracarida. Their common name opossum shrimps stems from the presence of a brood pouch or “marsupium” in females. The fact that the larvae are reared in this pouch … Continue reading ARTHROPODS – Mysida Shrimp
The health of the oceans depends on a complex food web which ultimate depends on the sun providing energy for photosynthesis by tiny plants called phytoplankton which, in turn, serve as food for equally tiny little sea animals called zooplankton. … Continue reading CREATURES – KRILL: A Vital Ocean Forage Species
Beautiful plants showing up everywhere in St. Stephen, NB. These tulips were at the local library. Continue reading PLANTS – Tulips Today!!! May 7, 2023
15,000 years ago the Laurentide Glacier covered the very place where you are now standing. Imagine hundreds of feet of grinding ice moving slowly along – scouring into the very bedrock. But it moved to the north and opened our … Continue reading HISTORY – A HARSH COLD LAND – a 15,000 year history of our east coast!
Financial success with illustrations seems to be fitting the time to completion into the clients financial expectations for price. So during a very intense contract I figured it out! Believe it or not my first illustration was a logo I … Continue reading ARTISTS: How to create illustrations FAST and earn what you are worth
There is much written about Norse explorations south of Newfoundland. But, there is also much disagreement. Read this article by Buchanan Charles that really seems to point to Grand Manan Island as one of the actual sites visited. Continue reading VIKING – Did the Norse visit Grand Manan, NB? Read this from the Grand Manan Historian and you decide.
Did the Norse/Vikings really travel this far south? Perhaps your class can solve this mystery!!! As you can see in this presentation, the Maine Norse Penny has been recognized as authentic. In fact the Maine State Museum makes the following … Continue reading HISTORICAL MYSTERY – THE MAINE NORSE/VIKING PENNY – Is it Real or Not?
a vintage image turned into a piece of historic art. Click here to see available versions. Continue reading VINTAGE ART – Eastport – Largest Sardine Factory in the world
Vintage Autos in Market Square – Holton Maine c 1930 – After old pictures of forgotten Maine photos. Click here to see more versions. Continue reading MAINE – Vintage Autos in Market Square – Holton Maine c 1930
A painting created from a vintage B&W photo of downtown Calais, Maine, Circa 1920 Click here to see more versions Continue reading MAINE – Downtown Calais, Maine, Circa 1920
This project discusses one of the first sightings of a Sea Serpent along our coast as well as links and information on more sightings. But are they real? It’s for you to decide!! Click here for more information. Continue reading HISTORY – Are SEA SERPENTS real?? You decide.
The Green Man is a legendary figure being primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, representing the cycle of new growth that occurs every spring. The Green Man is most commonly depicted in a sculpture, or other representation of a … Continue reading MYSTERIES – The Mysterious GREEN MAN at Ministers Island NB
A painting created from a vintage photograph of Sugarloaf Mountain, a 922 foot mountain in the northern Appalachian Mountains in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada. The mountain is protected by Sugarloaf Provincial Park and lies within city limits, just south of … Continue reading VINTAGE ART – Sugarloaf Mountain in New Brunswick – Circa 1920
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
Black Guillemot on Outer Wood Island off Grand Manan 1960s Continue reading BIRDS – The Beautiful Black Guillemot
A Lupine and a beautiful fall flower from the banks of the St. Croix River. Click here to see various versions. Continue reading PLANTS – A couple of beautiful new plant digitized photos from the St. Croix River area.
This great interactive map from the Bangor Daily News shows dozens of short walking trails in Maine. Click on those near you and tell us all about them. WANT MORE GREAT ARTICLES LIKE THIS? SUBSCRIBE NOW!! Continue reading EXPLORE: One Minute Walks of Maine – Map
Now extinct or threatened by overfishing in most Maine rivers, the Kennebec still maintains a population of sturgeon today. This beauty was landed many, many years ago. Learn more about the Kennebec river below. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE VERSIONS Continue reading HISTORY – Vintage painting of fishermen and a sturgeon they landed from the Kennebec River near Augusta, Maine
Drivers have long known that slowing down on the highway means getting more miles to the gallon. Now airlines are trying it, too — adding a few minutes to flights to save millions on fuel. Southwest Airlines projects it can … Continue reading WHALES: Drivers Do It! Pilots Do It? Will it save $$$ and Whales if Ship Captains Do It? Are they doing it 10 years later??
Marine debris, particularly plastic and abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear, is ubiquitous in marine environments. This study provides the first quantitative and qualitative assessment of benthic debris using seafloor video collected from a drop camera system in the Bay … Continue reading POLLUTION – So how dirty is the bottom of the Bay of Fundy? Read all about it!!
MtDNA Analyses on Hair Samples Confirm Cougar, Puma concolor, Presence in Southern New Brunswick, Eastern Canada – A.S. Bertrand, S. Kenn, D. Gallant, E. Tremblay, L. Vasseur, and R. Wissink READ ON!! Continue reading CREATURES – Cougar? They exist … they don’t exist!! The argument goes on and on. But science says …
Hurricanes, wind, snow, rain and more are causing destruction along the entire Atlantic coast. Look what it did to this lady’s umbrella!! (Art MacKay cartoon) Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: It’s Hard on Umbrellas!!
Imagine if you can a tiny creature that never ages!!! Well HYDRA is certainly a creature you should get to know. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ILLUSTRATIONS YOU CAN USE Continue reading CREATURES – Introducing Tiny Hydra – A Creature You Should Get To Know
Artwork created from a vintage photo of the SS Anchoria and Crew in St Johns Harbour, NFLD 1886 CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE VERSIONS Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING – SS Anchoria and Crew St Johns NFLD – From a vintage image 1886
This painting is based on a black & white illustration of Grand Manan’s famous Swallowtail Lighthouse that I did in 1979 for my publication on the resources of the Grand Manan Archipelago. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE VERSIONS Continue reading LIGHTHOUSES – SWALLOWTAIL LIGHTHOUSE, GRAND MANAN, NB – Based on a drawing from 1979.
A painting I created from a photo in my Cherry Brook Zoo file from many years ago. Unfortunately the zoo is now closed. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE VERSIONS Continue reading CREATURES – Jaguar Resting at the Cherry Brook Zoo, Saint John NB
This is an older map. There’s a current interactive map that shows you how things have been going since 2001. You will be startled! FOLLOW THIS LINK TO EXPLORE THIS INTERACTIVE MAP. Continue reading FORESTRY: WE ARE LOSING OUR FORESTS GLOBALLY – Check out how bad it is in our area!! It’s bad!!
An Allan Line Steamer in St Johns Harbour, Newfoundland. Late 1800s. Based on a vintage B&W photo. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE VERSIONS Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING – Allan Line Steamer in St. John’s Harbour, NFLD
Reported year after year, some say it doesn’t really exist. But is that true? Continue reading CREATURES: The Black Cougar. Does It Really Exist?
Life in New Brunswick was certainly different back in 1878! Click here to see more versions Continue reading VINTAGE – Life in New Brunswick Back in 1878
More info on the Viking settlement in Newfoundland – scientists used tree ring data to more precisely date this UNESCO historic site to 1021 or so. Click here to see the original article. Continue reading VIKINGS – Recent information on the Viking settlement in Newfoundland
Quoddy is considered to be the “ecological engine” that drives the Bay of Fundy and northern Gulf of Maine ecosystems and, ultimately, our valuable and important fisheries, aquaculture, tourism and other coastal industries. This book covers a complete range of … Continue reading A Quoddy Anthology: The Story of a Special Place between Three Worlds
This beautiful PEI lighthouse is located at the entrance to Charlottetown Harbour. The first light was built in approximately 1846. You can learn more at https://lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=969 Click here to see more versions Continue reading LIGHTHOUSES – Blockhouse Point Lighthouse, PEI
Maine Lighthouses – Libby Island Lighthouse Dec 1929 Click here to see more versions Continue reading LIGHTHOUSES – Libby Island Lighthouse Dec 1929
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