Did the Norse/Vikings really travel this far south? Perhaps your class can solve this mystery!!! As you can see in this presentation, the Maine Norse Penny has been recognized as authentic. In fact the Maine State Museum makes the following … Continue reading HISTORICAL MYSTERY – THE MAINE NORSE/VIKING PENNY – Is it Real or Not?
a vintage image turned into a piece of historic art. Click here to see available versions. Continue reading VINTAGE ART – Eastport – Largest Sardine Factory in the world
Vintage Autos in Market Square – Holton Maine c 1930 – After old pictures of forgotten Maine photos. Click here to see more versions. Continue reading MAINE – Vintage Autos in Market Square – Holton Maine c 1930
A painting created from a vintage B&W photo of downtown Calais, Maine, Circa 1920 Click here to see more versions Continue reading MAINE – Downtown Calais, Maine, Circa 1920
This great interactive map from the Bangor Daily News shows dozens of short walking trails in Maine. Click on those near you and tell us all about them. WANT MORE GREAT ARTICLES LIKE THIS? SUBSCRIBE NOW!! Continue reading EXPLORE: One Minute Walks of Maine – Map
Now extinct or threatened by overfishing in most Maine rivers, the Kennebec still maintains a population of sturgeon today. This beauty was landed many, many years ago. Learn more about the Kennebec river below. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE VERSIONS Continue reading HISTORY – Vintage painting of fishermen and a sturgeon they landed from the Kennebec River near Augusta, 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 LOOKING BACK – WOLVES ON THE AIRLINE IN NORTHERN MAINE
Painting created from an old B&W image from the Tides Institute of a Submarine at Eastport, Maine July 4th 1919 CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE VERSIONS Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING – Submarine at Eastport Maine July 4th, 1919
Updated 2021 Members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe live in Maine and New Brunswick at the entrance to the Bay of Fundy. They have always depended for their sustenance on marine animals and plants, including porpoise and whales. The following is … Continue reading WHALING: Passamaquoddy Tribe on Porpoise Hunting
Mountain Lion screaming!!! Parliament Of Owls Originally published on Apr 11, 2015 “So here’s a female mountain. Much to my surprise, she passed by last weekend screaming, probably out looking for a male lion. After she screams, she returns seven … Continue reading EXTINCT YOU SAY – If you hear this … you have a Cougar near you!!!
Sailboats were all the thing waaay back in the day. Look at these vessels in Boothbay Harbour, Maine back in the 1930s!! Click here to see available versions Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING: Sailboats in Boothbay Harbor, Circa 1930s
PLANNING YOUR SUMMER? How about a trip to Norumbega? This fantastic and great Native American city, Norumbega, was first discovered by a lost Englishman back in the fifteen hundreds and folks have been looking for it ever since. It is … Continue reading MYSTERIES: Can you find the lost city of Norumbega … Is it somewhere in New England?
Upgraded a vintage black and white image from Carvers Harbor, Maine so everyone would know what it’s like for us up north to … GO SAILING IN THE WINTER!!! 🤣 Get a copy you can print for your wall at: https://payhip.com/b/oUbAp Continue reading HUMO/UR – Sailing During the Winter in Maine
It was obvious back in 1915 that actions like offshore drilling are no longer just local in scope and concern and Nova Scotia continues its offshore oil developments in 2022. But George’s Banks has been recognized as a vital resources … Continue reading ISSUES: Canada extends protection for Georges Banks, but continues massive oil exploration and development in Offshore Nova Scotia.
While many of us would prefer more sun in the evening, a Boston man wanted to adopt Atlantic time for public health reasons. Back in 2015, Tom Emswiler introduced Bill S-2040 that would study shifting away from eastern standard time. … Continue reading LOOKING BACK & FORWARD: Changing When the Sun Sets in Massachusets & Elsewhere
This was written in 2013 when the future of my hometown looked bleak. Today, properties have passed to the next generation and younger entrepreneurs are buying and fixing up old retail spaces and bringing the potential for new life to … Continue reading COMMUNITY: The painful death of my hometowns – St. Stephen, NB and Calais, ME
Painting created from a very old black and white online photo of a man looking across the water from Campobello NB to Lubec Maine. Purchase copies at Fine Art America Continue reading ART – Lubec, Maine as seen from Campobello, NB – From a Vintage Photo
So can we change history? Dave Stephens Cartoon Once more, announcements are being made about the new oil pipelines, oil and gas infrastructure in Saint John, and the increased traffic and risks to the Bay of Fundy. Predictably, the environmentalists have … Continue reading ISSUES: History shows we won’t stop Superport Fundy….
See a colorized and edited vintage B&W image of lobstering in the Quoddy Area c.1890 – Tides Institute photo. Does anyone know where this might be? If you would like a copy for your wall or publications get in touch … Continue reading HISTORY IN COLOR – See lobstering in the Quoddy Area c.1890 – The original and new colorized version
See a colorized and edited vintage B&W image of a Maine winter lumber camp around 1900. If you would like a copy for your wall or publications get in touch and we will let you know what is available. Continue reading COLORIZED HISTORY – See a Maine winter lumber camp around 1900 – The original and new colorized version
See a colorized and edited vintage B&W image of Main Street in Kennebunk, Maine in 1917. If you would like a copy for your wall or publications get in touch and we will let you know what is available. Continue reading COLORIZED – Main Street in Kennebunk, Maine in 1917
Time to dream about summer exploration? This fabulous Google Map shows many of the shipwrecks along the New England coast. Click on each button to get the information on each wreck. Continue reading EXPLORE: Shipwrecks of New England…
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
Diabetes? Cancer? Autism? Obesity? Colitis? Asthma? You decide … Learn more – recommended by Dr. Vrain Continue reading ISSUES – IS GLYPHOSATE KILLING US?
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…
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.
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.
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”
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 on the first image to enlarge and read. Click here to download … Continue reading TREASURE: The Great Saltwater Gold Hoax
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?
Placer and lode gold have been found in Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Knox, Oxford, Somerset, Waldo and Washington Counties. Note: Some sites listed below may have prohibitions against prospecting. Always seek permission from property owners and obtain any necessary permits prior … Continue reading PLACES: Maine – Map of Gold, Silver & Lost Treasure Sites
Since its closure at Wiscasett, Maine in 1997, the nuclear waste from the Maine Yankee Nuclear Plant remains stored onsite … apparently with no place yet to go and at an annual cost of about $10 million dollars or more … Continue reading ISSUES: Maine Yankee Nuclear Waste – Still No Place to Go? Update 2022
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.
TIME TO PLAN YOUR EXPLORATIONS! Zoom in and click on each balloon to get details about each site. googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1NebS37UDHUKLe3aBuL2pF-GElrc&w=640&h=480 Source: Fundy Tides: EXPLORE: Forts & Fortifications in Maine and the Maritimes Continue reading EXPLORE: Forts & Fortifications in Maine and the Maritimes
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
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
The following post from 2006 provides an interesting history of the New England Aquarium and Canadian Whale Institute in their continuing efforts to save the North Atlantic Right whale. I think it’s worth repeating. Art MacKay ******************************** By Mark … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Canadian Whale Institute delivers the message about the North Atlantic Right Whale – 2006
There are a couple of problems with this article. Firstly, 15 days in the field does not a season make. One would hope that whale watch companies from New Brunswick, Maine and Nova Scotia are contributing their sightings and that … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Right whale sightings still on the decline in Bay of Fundy – 2015
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