Art MacKay photos 1991 More information at: https://www.facebook.com/Festivalofthetartans/ Continue reading At the Highland Games in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
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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.
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
If you like lighthouses, don’t miss these beautiful aerial shots of lighthouses on the border between New Brunswick and Maine. Continue reading EXPLORE: Lighthouse tour on the border
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
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
Living Shores Aquarium was created in the building north of Story Land in Glen that used to house Heritage New Hampshire, the history-themed attraction started by the Morrell family. Now it’s a totally new type of family destination. (JAMIE … Continue reading Living Shores Aquarium makes a splash in Glen, New Hampshire
Recent Renovations to Pendlebury Lighthouse has given it a new life. Guarding the entrance to St. Andrews Harbour since 1833, this is the oldest light in the area. Named after the family that ran it for nearly a century, it … Continue reading EXPLORE NB: New life for Pendlebury Light at St. Andrews
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!
New Brunswick Charles Burke reveals discoveries at National Historic Site along New Brunswick, Nova Scotia border CBC News · Posted: Jan 27, 2016 12:25 PM AT | Last Updated: January 27, 2016 Parks Canada archaeologist Charles Burke excavating part of … Continue reading Archaeologist digs up artifacts along border from 1700s
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
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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
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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
CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT IT ONLINE! Download FREE or purchase a printed copy at … EXPLORE: New Brunswick Caves, 1903 By Art MacKay in EXPLORE 16 pages, published 1/24/2019 Published in 1904, this documents describes the principal caves … Continue reading EXPLORE: New Brunswick Caves – 1903
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
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
CLICK HERE TO READ IT NOW Buy a printed copy or read more and download FREE at Magcloud. LITTLE RIVER LIGHTHOUSE, Cutler, Maine By Art MacKay in LIGHTHOUSES 8 pages, published 11/16/2016 Continue reading EXPLORE MAINE: Little River Light, Cutler
It’s hard to beat PEI for birds and other wildlife. If you haven’t explored this amazing place yet, put it on your bucket list! Here’s a few discoveries from 9/3/2019. Continue reading EXPLORE PEI: Birds and More on Prince Edward Island
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
These resource files are available for purchase at: TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS. Click to access confederation-bridge-pei-2021.pdf Continue reading EXPLORE – PEI Confederation Bridge – The longest bridge in the world!
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
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
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
Source: DOWNEAST EXPLORERS GUIDE – NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR – Payhip Created before the pandemic, this wikibook outlines the attractions you could enjoy on a trip to Newfoundland and Labrador. Things may change of course. Click to access newfoundland-labrador-1.pdf Continue reading DOWNEAST EXPLORERS GUIDE – NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
EXPLORE: EXPLORE: New Brunswick Caves, 1903 From the Natural History Society of NB back in 1903. Well worth reading if you intend to explore the many caves in New Brunswick! Read it here – https://www.magcloud.com/webviewer/1563242?isEmbedded=True Other good stuff here – … Continue reading EXPLORE: New Brunswick Caves – 1903
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!
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