EXPLORE – Nubble Light House, “Beware the Savage Rocks”

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”

EXPLORE PEI: Best beaches on P.E.I. to find sea glass

‘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

WIKIBOOK – Go Downeast to Newfoundland and Labrador

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

HISTORY – A monograph of historic sites in the province of New Brunswick W.F. Ganong 1890

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

EXPLORE: Can you find the lost city of Norumbega … Is it somewhere in New England?

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?

EXPLORE – The Blakeney Gold Mine at Basswood Ridge, Charlotte County. NB. 1900 to 2022

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

EXPLORE – This Map Of Ghost Towns Across Canada Will Guide You Through The Ultimate Haunted Road Trip

You’ll need brave friends to embark on this journey… Alexandra Toutant If you have a penchant for horror, the grotesque and the macabre, chances are you already have a special place in your heart for abandoned building. There’s something thrilling about … Continue reading EXPLORE – This Map Of Ghost Towns Across Canada Will Guide You Through The Ultimate Haunted Road Trip

MYSTERIES – Halifax, NS – Bayer’s Lake Mystery Walls

THE STORY The Bayers Lake Mystery Walls are a series of stone structures and walls of unknown origin and uncertain age in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The ruins consist of walls outlining a small five-sided building and a 150-metre wall with … Continue reading MYSTERIES – Halifax, NS – Bayer’s Lake Mystery Walls

EXPLORE: Vermont’s Forest Dale Iron Furnace

  LocationVT 73 and Furnace Rd., Brandon, Vermont Coordinates43°49′55″N 73°2′54″W Area9.8 acres (4.0 ha) Built1810 bySmith, JohnNRHP     The Forest Dale Iron Furnace was a 19th-century iron smelting facility in Brandon, Vermont. Located off Vermont Route 73 east of the village of Forest Dale, it operated between 1810 … Continue reading EXPLORE: Vermont’s Forest Dale Iron Furnace

EXPLORE NB: Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch, Charlotte County, NB

Viewing from the top of Greenlaw Mountain Kennebecasis Naturalist Society Colin Pyette and I drove to Charlotte County to try our luck as observers for the Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch. From Sussex it’s a approximately an hour and 50 minute … Continue reading EXPLORE NB: Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch, Charlotte County, NB

MYSTERIES: New Hampshire mystery stone baffles the experts

Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone at the New Hampshire Historical Society For its size New Hampshire seems to have a large number of mysteries and many of these are found in numerous writings online and offline. The current situation is keeping me close … Continue reading MYSTERIES: New Hampshire mystery stone baffles the experts

HISTORY: The first man to sail alone around the world was a Nova Scotian!

READ IT NOW ONLINE DOWNLOAD A FREE PDF OR BUY A PRINTED COPY   Sailing Alone Around the World, Capt. Joshua Slocum By Art MacKay in Nova Scotia 132 pages, published 7/25/2017 Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 – on or … Continue reading HISTORY: The first man to sail alone around the world was a Nova Scotian!

HISTORY – How an endangered tree may link Vikings to New Brunswick

Butternut tree suggests Vikings ‘went well beyond L’Anse aux Meadows,’ amateur historian says Jordan Gill · CBC News · Posted: Oct 26, 2019 8:00 AM AT  The endangered butternut tree may hold clues to where else the Vikings visited in Canada. (Elke Semerad/CBC) An … Continue reading HISTORY – How an endangered tree may link Vikings to New Brunswick

EXPLORE – Saint John Airport to Charlotte County – Getting There & Back

Lots to see during a simple  drive from the Saint John Airport to St. Stephen and St. Andrews and when you return on the divided highway. Saint John Airport to St. George / St. Andrews / St. Stephen Area 1. Welcome … Continue reading EXPLORE – Saint John Airport to Charlotte County – Getting There & Back

EXPLORE: Sailing Atlantica with Bruce and Bonnie

Sailing the Gulf of Maine is a special adventure. We published this interesting blog post years ago. Still works today I think. For more exciting postings, visit Bruce and Bonnie’s Blog at: http://bbmarriott.blogspot.com/2008/02/bay-of-fundy.html ******************* Sunday, February 3, 2008BAY OF FUNDY … Continue reading EXPLORE: Sailing Atlantica with Bruce and Bonnie

PHOTOGRAPHY – Mike Strong’s Tales & Rants – A Life Well Lived

This is the photo collection from Mike Strong’s book Tales and Rants from the Shore to the Offshore – A life in DFO research … all about his experience within the world of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) … Continue reading PHOTOGRAPHY – Mike Strong’s Tales & Rants – A Life Well Lived

DISCOVERIES: Ancient hunting site unearthed on proposed Fundy Trail Parkway

Archeologists call it “significant” and “interesting.” An Indigenous group calls it “exciting.” An ancient hunting camp site has been found on part of the proposed Fundy Trail Parkway, between St. Martins and Fundy National Park. Brent Suttie, the chief archeologist​ with … Continue reading DISCOVERIES: Ancient hunting site unearthed on proposed Fundy Trail Parkway

LOOKING BACK – Vikings In North America? New Evidence Points To Extended Occupation In Newfoundland

    Replicas of Norse houses from 1,000 years ago in L’anse Aux Meadow, Newfoundland. WOLFGANG KAEHLER/LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES From the 9th to 11th centuries A.D., Viking explorers ventured out into the northern Atlantic Ocean. Long lasting colonies were established on … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Vikings In North America? New Evidence Points To Extended Occupation In Newfoundland

EXPLORE: Prowling Grand Manan Island by sail, foot and horse, 1891

Imagine taking 6 hours to travel 16 miles from North Head to southern Head! Imagine catching the tides and the wind to slowly sail your way to visit Grand Manan. It’s 1891 and Samuel Adams Drake explored the coast of … Continue reading EXPLORE: Prowling Grand Manan Island by sail, foot and horse, 1891

SHIPWRECKS – HMS PLUMPER – BAY OF FUNDY -1812

Plumper Hole – site of the wreck of the HMS Plumper on the New Brunswick shore of the Bay of Fundy Click to access treasure_-the-missing-treasure-at-plumper-hole.pdf Click to access wrecksite-plumper-gun-brig-cutter-1807-1812.pdf Source: WRECKSITE – PLUMPER GUN-BRIG (CUTTER) 1807-1812 Your Donation will help … Continue reading SHIPWRECKS – HMS PLUMPER – BAY OF FUNDY -1812

MYSTERIES: The 500 Year Old Chinese City on Cape Breton Island

The Story: Back in 2002, architect, amateur historian and native Cape Bretoner Paul Chiasson went for a hike up Kelly’s Mountain on Cape Dauphin near Sydney on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. What he found has been the subject of … Continue reading MYSTERIES: The 500 Year Old Chinese City on Cape Breton Island

HIDDEN TREASURES: Be careful what you wish for Government Folks. You could be losing!

My take on the article below. What do you think? Will you hide your treasure finds? Having followed some of the major treasure battles throughout the years and also based on some personal experience, it always amazes me that the … Continue reading HIDDEN TREASURES: Be careful what you wish for Government Folks. You could be losing!

EXPLORE: Planes and Things

Aviation extends over more than two thousand years, beginning with kite flying in China, attempts at tower jumping, balloons, moving forward to supersonic, and hypersonic flight by powered, heavier-than-air jets and more recently to unmanned drones. Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th-century … Continue reading EXPLORE: Planes and Things

LOOKING BACK – Now here is a trip I would like to take!! Secrets of Newfoundland

Abandoned mines and deserted islands, Zodiac boat rides and foraged meals … all this awaits you in Newfoundland. *********************************************** Join us for a week full of adventure, storytelling, and windswept landscapes. We’ll visit three of Newfoundland’s most unique and historic … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Now here is a trip I would like to take!! Secrets of Newfoundland