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
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The Steller’s Sea Eagle is now in Nova Scotia. Follow the link to read all about this exciting bird. Continue reading BIRDS – Steller’s Sea Eagle is now in Nova Scotia
Available at: https://payhip.com/b/bJ8zPThis image was created from a photo taken by the artist. It depicts a herring boat sailing past the lighthouse on Peter Island in Gtand Passage. Grand Passage runs between the northern end of Brier Island and the … Continue reading ART – SAILING PAST PETER ISLAND LIGHT HOUSE, NS BY ART MACKAY
An old photo of Leonardville on Deer Island, NB recently showed up online. Not sure about the source or date, but it makes an interesting digital painting even though the original was of really poor quality. What do you think? Continue reading ART – AN OLD PHOTO OF LEONARDVILLE, DEER ISLAND, NB UPDATED TO A PAINTING
See this and B&W Version at – https://payhip.com/b/nEs0W Continue reading ART – Grand Passage Miqmaq Canoe 1770
INTRODUCTION: Clearcutting, earth scouring, pesticide sprays, herbicide sprays, forest plantation monocultures … all actions that destroy our natural forests. The complex forest food web is generally understood by trained biologists, but if you don’t have that background, how can we … Continue reading CLEARCUTTING – Learning why our forests are important for a healthy planet
Since its closure at Wiscasett, Maine in 1997, the nuclear waste from the Maine Yankee Nuclear Plant remains stored onsite … apparently with no place yet to go and at an annual cost of about $10 million dollars or more … Continue reading ISSUES: Maine Yankee Nuclear Waste – Still No Place to Go? Update 2022
Take a virtual visit to one of our zoos here in New Brunswick Canada It’s not always easy to arrange a trip, so we’ve put together a collection of animals that we have photographed for you. Now closed, the Cherry … Continue reading RESOURCE FILES: A Virtual Trip to the Zoo
THE STORY Today in 2022 the New Brunswick Government has proposed an amendment to the law surrounding mineral rights in New Brunswick which could see mining companies allowed to enter privately owned land – including agricultural land – for prospecting … Continue reading EXPLORE – The Blakeney Gold Mine at Basswood Ridge, Charlotte County. NB. 1900 to 2022
Popular Zoologyby J. Dorman Steele, J. P. W. JenksPublished by Chautauqua Press, New York, 1887 This volume provides you with everything you need to know about the animals of the world in 1887. We have extracted most of the illustrations … Continue reading ART: POPULAR ZOOLOGY by DORMAN STEELE 1887 – Clip Art and E-book.
One of the longest bridges in the world, the Confederation Bridge (French: Pont de la Confédération ) spans the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait. It links Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick, Canada. Before its official naming, Prince … Continue reading EXPLORE PEI: Confederation Bridge to PEI – Resource Files
HEAD HARBOUR LIGHTHOUSE – A favorite image redone in a new style. 2022Available at Fine Art America Continue reading ART – HEAD HARBOUR LIGHTHOUSE – Campobello Island, NB 2022
THIS LARGE BUNDLE CONTAINS OVER 200 IMAGES AND REFERENCES. DOWNLOAD FILES ARE ARRANGED IN THE FOLLOWING FOLDERS: References, Artwork, Articles, Air Canada, Crashes, Flight Halos or glory, Helicopters, Museums, RCAF and War Planes in New Brunswick. The Aviation Bundle … Continue reading ARCHIVE RESOURCES: The Aviation Collection
It’s true. You generally can’t see, taste, or smell nuclear radiation and folks really, really don’t seem to worry about it. Click here to see what it looks like and understand that some forms of radiation can penetrate your body … Continue reading ISSUES: Nuclear Radiation … you can’t see it, smell it or taste it … why worry?
Thanks to Mining Association of Nova Scotia for this story. The Plaster War of 1820 was not a war in the usual sense, but this little-known period in our history featured extraordinary showdowns between gypsum smugglers and the … Continue reading SMUGGLERS – The Plastermen Smugglers – Rogues of Passamaquoddy Bay.
HOW MUCH WATER DOES POINT LEPREAU USE? In 1980 the New Brunswick Electric Power Commission described building a cooling system for the 600 MW nuclear generating station at Point Lepreau as follows: Of major consideration in the design of a … Continue reading The Impact of Point Lepreau Nuclear Plant on Plankton & Larval Fishes
A massive new oil-drilling proposal that would extract up to 1 billion barrels of oil is sitting on the Environment Minister’s desk.1,2 The Bay du Nord project — an offshore drilling project in Newfoundland — is a carbon bomb. It would push us further … Continue reading Minister Guilbeault: Hit the brakes on the Bay du Nord project and invest in sustainable jobs instead
Basic Design Associates, Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership, Bayside Port, Charlotte County Storage, Conservation Council New Brunswick, Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership, Bayside Port, Charlotte County Storage, Conservation Council New Brunswick Continue reading ART MACKAY PORTFOLIO – B-C CLIENTS
Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture – From idea to Consolidation.Originally published in “The Atlantic Canada Great Ideas Exchange” at The Georgetown Conference. Today, the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry stirs great emotion and opposition. But when originally conceived it was seen as a … Continue reading MORE ON AQUACULTURE – How it all began in the Bay of Fundy
The current massive aquaculture operations along the east coast of Canada and the US … as well as elsewhere … had humble beginnings at Deer Island, New Brunswick. This video show some scenes from the very beginning during the period … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – AQUACULTURE IN THE BEGINNING 1978 – 1980
REMEMBERING ARTISTS “SWIPE FILES” IN THE OLDEN DAYS? Originally published by Art MacKay March 2007, Updated January 2022 Believe or don’t believe it, my art career began in the 1950s. I know it is really hard for the new guard … Continue reading REMEMBERING ARTISTS “SWIPE FILES” IN THE OLDEN DAYS? Undated Jan, 2022
Looking for some great bird art for your wall, gift cards and maybe a tee shit!! Some great choices here at Fine Art America. https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/art-mackay Check it out!! Continue reading ART – BIRDS OF A FEATHER – AT FINE ART AMERICA
This image was created from a photo taken of this beautiful white-tail buck on Ministers Island near St, Andrews, New Brunswick. This 8.5×11 image is ready to download, print and frame. Or use it in one of your productions. Enjoy!!!Art … Continue reading ART – White-tailed Deer Buck
Did you know that wolves were common in Maine back in the 1800s? This COLOR & LEARN set includes the story, references, media, and artwork that includes a newly created version of the illustration showing the wolves attacking a horse … Continue reading COLOR & LEARN – WOLVES ON THE AIRLINE IN NORTHERN MAINE
With elections looming in New Brunswick, it is disheartening to see how little progress has been made in the 5 years since this was published. As Rod Cumberland enters the political arena, we can only hope that things change for … Continue reading ISSUES: If A Tree Falls – Rod Cumberland Interview at Wilderness Obsession
Solar window shutters. A different idea that works great in fall and spring … also on those cool days in the summer and warm days in the winter. Continue reading ENERGY: Low Tech solar shutters that you can build!
Some of the many works of art and photographs depicting the Passamaquoddy Area on the border between New Brunswick and Maine. All these images and more are available for purchase at: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/art-mackay To get the best result from the following … Continue reading ART – Passamaquoddy Memories – Artwork by Art MacKay
NUCLEAR QUESTION FOR TODAY In February 9, 2012, two environmental groups, the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, called on nuclear authorities to drain radioactively contaminated heavy water from the core of the … Continue reading NUCLEAR QUESTION: Was radioactive heavy water removed from Point Lepreau reactor 8 years ago?
Specimens in natural history collection include parakeet from 1869 that’s now extinct Jennifer Sweet · CBC News · Posted: Feb 09, 2020 8:30 AM AT | Donald McAlpine, head of natural history at the New Brunswick Museum, holds a greylag goose shot on … Continue reading SCIENCE: NB Museum touts natural history treasures as province moves to pare them down … How is that going today?