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
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.
A gold coin was found this summer by Edward Hynes, a local amateur historian. Considered to be the oldest English coin ever discovered in Canada, this quarter noble was minted in London sometime between 1422 AD and 1427 AD. Click … Continue reading TREASURE – 1422 Medieval Coin discovered in Newfoundland – by Ashley Cowie
In the 1980s when the government repainted the tower at West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, Maine, for some reason, they painted 12 stripes (6 red and 6 white), instead of the 15 stripes (8 red and 7 white) … Continue reading LIGHTHOUSES – Maine’s Famo/us Quoddy Lighthouse Being Painted … WRONG
What do you think??? Everyday trucks like this one roll into our municipalities across the northeast and remove the wealth that we as citizens have contributed that day. Wealth that we once owned and controlled by us now goes to … Continue reading ENERGY: EXPORTED WEALTH = EXPORTED POWER
Updated June 2022 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE FILES AT TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ART PRODUCTS AT FINE ART AMERICA Continue reading EXTINCTION: The Great Auk – Gone but not forgotten.
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…
I quite admire Bruce S. Wright for his work many years ago. Bruce’s view was that scientific papers are nice but getting the facts to the public is nicer. He wrote on many fascinating subjects and, in fact, authored numerous … Continue reading CREATURES – The Eastern Cougar never was a myth … proof from the past
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.
Believe or don’t believe it, my art career began in the 1950s. I know it is really hard for the new guard to believe, but there really wasn’t any internet, Google image search, Pinterest, Wikimedia Commons or any of the … Continue reading SWIPE FILES — Any of you artists remember swipe files?
BEOTHUCK FACTS? – 23 Friday Nov 2012POSTED BY NLARCHAEOLOGY IN BOYD’S COVE, NEWFOUNDLAND Beothuk sites in red. Many people in Newfoundland and Labrador believe they have a good understanding of the Beothuk. Yet there is still a great deal of … Continue reading PEOPLE: More about the Beothuk in NFLD/LAB
A GREAT STORY FROM ANCIENT-ORIGINS.NET CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE STORY!! The Beothuck Key Finding a Lost Chinese-Norse Civilization in Canada Continue reading PEOPLE: The Beothuck Key: Finding a Lost Chinese-Norse Civilization in Canada
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
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
Another legend from “Glooscap Legends” Excerpt from The Glooscap Legends Click through to read the entire book online or buy a printed copy. Continue reading GLOOSCAP LEGENDS – Chenoo – A cannibal with an icy heart
A map I discovered online that shows cougar sightings in the northeast from 1841 to 1951. Enjoy!! Continue reading CREATURES: For Cougar Fans along the Atlantic Coast – Sightings from 1841-1951.
Well now, if you haven’t tried Scottish recipes, you really need to give these ones a try … Oat Cake the old recipe, Fat Rascals, Porridge Bread, Oatmeal Nibblers, Scots Plum Pudding, Gram’s, Ginger Snaps, Gooseberry Jam, Hawthorne Jelly, Rhubarb … Continue reading FOOD: Some Original Scottish Recipes to Try & Enjoy
As indicated in the article below, the Georges Bank area was up for grabs for some time. It was issued protection by the Nova Scotia Government … that protection has just been extended much to the delight of the fishing … Continue reading FISHERIES – George’s Bank Moratorium Extended for 10 years 2022
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
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT: https://payhip.com/b/TUvkK Continue reading ART – ARCHIVAL IMAGES FROM NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA 1882
These little guys are from out west. We have guillemots here too … one of my favorite birds in fact. Pigmots. That is what we call them. We the folks that have come to know them on a personal level. They … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Pigeon Guillemots – Cousins from Out West 2016
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
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
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