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?
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.
Pirates of Passamaquody (Lubec Herald) May 23, 1907 According to the voracious History of the Dutch dynasty, one Captain Robert Kidd, buccaneer, was a man of distinction in the Dutch colony of the Bronx, where stories are still current of … Continue reading PIRATES: Captain Kidd and Campobello Island
It seems every island makes the claim that Captain Kidd buried treasure there and as this colourful story from 1930 shows, Grand Manan is no exception … and they have “Money Cove” to prove it. Click to access d4752-treasure_-the-legend-of-captain-kidds-treasure-at-money-cove-grand-manan.pdf Continue reading TREASURE: Did Captain Kidd bury treasure at Money Cove, Grand Manan?
Where there is water, there were pirates. Has it really changed? Continue reading PIRATES: A great story about pirates on Grand Manan Island, NB!
Jordan is Gibbeted ****************************** Edward “Ned” Jordan became the first pirate to be hanged in Canada on this day in 1809. Having killed two crewmen, wounded the captain and taken control of a schooner on which he, his wife, and … Continue reading PIRATES: The Last Canadian Hanging
Seeing Red? ************************************* The first written record (in a pirate’s log book now part of the permanent collection at the Bibliothèque National de France) of the use of a Jolly Roger flag occurred on this day in 1687. … Continue reading PIRATES: How the Jolly Roger came into being!
The Whydah Galley was a fully rigged galley ship that was originally built as a passenger, cargo, and slave ship. On the return leg of its maiden voyage of the triangle trade, it began a new role in the Golden … Continue reading TREASURE: Wreck of the Treasure Ship Whydah
by Art MacKay, October 14th, 2015 THE VISUALSTHE STORY: Many of us believe that a mystery unexplained remains a mystery and this seems to be true for Isle Haute, a particularly isolated and rugged island lying off Minas Basin in the … Continue reading TREASURE: Pirate Ned Low, Captain Kidd and the Treasure of Isle Haute, NS
Named after a beautiful tropical bird the Whydah. this infamous gally served first as a slave ship and subsequently under pirate “Black Sam” Bellamy. But in spite of its marauding presence along American shores, it finally in the spring of … Continue reading TREASURE: THE STORY OF THE TREASURE SHIP WHYDAH
Download this great read and enjoy these pirate stories! Click to access howard-pyles-book-of-pirates-merle-johnson2.pdf Continue reading READ NOW: Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates
WHYDAH PIRATE MUSEUM / JANUARY 1, 2020 Hands On History! Led by archaeologist Sophia Morong, this class is an introduction to the science done at the Whydah Pirate Museum. Children who sign up will have a hands on experience in archaeology and … Continue reading LEARN: Hands On History at Whydah Pirate Museum!