LOOKING BACK AND FORWARD: Sisson Mine project given EIA approval – New Brunswick

As reported below, the Sisson Mine project was given EIA approval to Northcliff Resources’s some years ago for an open pit mine project, near Fredericton,, subject to 40 conditions. But wait!!! The project is still alive it seems. See – Northcliff … Continue reading LOOKING BACK AND FORWARD: Sisson Mine project given EIA approval – New Brunswick

LOOKING BACK: Cod recovery ‘quite spectacular’ in Newfoundland and Labrador – but more time needed for recovery.

If this is true then in gives hope to fisheries recoveries up and down the Atlantica coast. But, clearly it will require adjustments and sensible management in the face of impacts to the fishermen themselves. Are we ready? History says … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Cod recovery ‘quite spectacular’ in Newfoundland and Labrador – but more time needed for recovery.

ISSUES: Bambi reports on deer life today … not heard from since 2008…

ANNUAL REPORT 2019 N.B. Deer Association, Charlotte Co. Division EDITORS NOTE: It’s been years since we last received a report from Bambi Deerburger. We just found this version in an email that came from an address in St. Andrews, NB. … Continue reading ISSUES: Bambi reports on deer life today … not heard from since 2008…

ISSUES: ACCIDENTS – 93 PLUS GLOBAL NUCLEAR REACTOR MELTDOWNS, ACCIDENTS, FIRES & MORE

So you think nuclear is the answer! Check out these accidents & meltdowns from 1942 to 2015!
Chalk River, Canada
1962 – 2015 – RTG’s; 9 Deadly Radioactive Plutonium Reactor Containing Satellites Exploded, Melted

LOOKING BACK & FORWARD: University of Maine offshore wind project continues.

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.

LOOKING BACK: Saint John’s Energy Hub Hype – 2008

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

MYSTERIES: Fundy Mystery – Can You Identify This Object?

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?

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

SHIPS & SHIPPING: The Snow Maiden, Grand Manan, NB & Mass.

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.

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

ART: POPULAR ZOOLOGY by DORMAN STEELE 1887 – Clip Art and E-book.

 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.

SMUGGLERS – The Plastermen Smugglers – Rogues of Passamaquoddy Bay.

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.

MORE ON AQUACULTURE – How it all began in the Bay of Fundy

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

REMEMBERING ARTISTS “SWIPE FILES” IN THE OLDEN DAYS? Undated Jan, 2022 

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 

COLOR & LEARN – WOLVES ON THE AIRLINE IN NORTHERN MAINE

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

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

WHALES – Passamaquoddy Tribe Whale Hunters take “Monster Whale” – 1912

Posted on October 21, 2018 by schsuser The Charlotte County Museum in Milltown New Brunswick has recently provided the Historical Society with some interesting photos from its collection. We recalled a newspaper story about Passamaquoddy whale hunters in the early … Continue reading WHALES – Passamaquoddy Tribe Whale Hunters take “Monster Whale” – 1912

LOOKING BACK: THE REAL STORY behind the bankruptcy of Connors Brothers Ltd & Bumble Bee Foods LLC

I remember when Connors was acquired by George Weston Ltd. in 1967. At the time, it was mainly just another takeover by the big boys, with the usual  siphoning off of our resource dollars to folks far, far away. But … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: THE REAL STORY behind the bankruptcy of Connors Brothers Ltd & Bumble Bee Foods LLC