There is much written about Norse explorations south of Newfoundland. But, there is also much disagreement. Read this article by Buchanan Charles that really seems to point to Grand Manan Island as one of the actual sites visited. Continue reading VIKING – Did the Norse visit Grand Manan, NB? Read this from the Grand Manan Historian and you decide.
The Green Man is a legendary figure being primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, representing the cycle of new growth that occurs every spring. The Green Man is most commonly depicted in a sculpture, or other representation of a … Continue reading MYSTERIES – The Mysterious GREEN MAN at Ministers Island NB
A painting created from a vintage photograph of Sugarloaf Mountain, a 922 foot mountain in the northern Appalachian Mountains in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada. The mountain is protected by Sugarloaf Provincial Park and lies within city limits, just south of … Continue reading VINTAGE ART – Sugarloaf Mountain in New Brunswick – Circa 1920
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
Black Guillemot on Outer Wood Island off Grand Manan 1960s Continue reading BIRDS – The Beautiful Black Guillemot
A Lupine and a beautiful fall flower from the banks of the St. Croix River. Click here to see various versions. Continue reading PLANTS – A couple of beautiful new plant digitized photos from the St. Croix River area.
MtDNA Analyses on Hair Samples Confirm Cougar, Puma concolor, Presence in Southern New Brunswick, Eastern Canada – A.S. Bertrand, S. Kenn, D. Gallant, E. Tremblay, L. Vasseur, and R. Wissink READ ON!! Continue reading CREATURES – Cougar? They exist … they don’t exist!! The argument goes on and on. But science says …
This painting is based on a black & white illustration of Grand Manan’s famous Swallowtail Lighthouse that I did in 1979 for my publication on the resources of the Grand Manan Archipelago. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE VERSIONS Continue reading LIGHTHOUSES – SWALLOWTAIL LIGHTHOUSE, GRAND MANAN, NB – Based on a drawing from 1979.
A painting I created from a photo in my Cherry Brook Zoo file from many years ago. Unfortunately the zoo is now closed. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE VERSIONS Continue reading CREATURES – Jaguar Resting at the Cherry Brook Zoo, Saint John NB
Reported year after year, some say it doesn’t really exist. But is that true? Continue reading CREATURES: The Black Cougar. Does It Really Exist?
Life in New Brunswick was certainly different back in 1878! Click here to see more versions Continue reading VINTAGE – Life in New Brunswick Back in 1878
Quoddy is considered to be the “ecological engine” that drives the Bay of Fundy and northern Gulf of Maine ecosystems and, ultimately, our valuable and important fisheries, aquaculture, tourism and other coastal industries. This book covers a complete range of … Continue reading A Quoddy Anthology: The Story of a Special Place between Three Worlds
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
An aerial photo of the Sylvina W. Beal out of Eastport, Maine. Probably the only whale-watching windjammer in Maine. Off Campobello in the Bay of Fundy. Click here to see more versions Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING – Whale Watching on the Ancient Windjammer Sylvina W. Beal out of Eastport, Maine
Many years ago, I worked with the New Brunswick Conservation Council in publishing a book “A Quoddy Region Case Study: Two hundred years of change in the ecosystem and food web”. In addition to doing the graphics and layout, I … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – My Life & the “Odour of Life” in Passamaquoddy Bay
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!!!
Based on a photo from the late 1980s, this ship is ashore on the island of Grand Manan in the Bay of Fundy. Click here to check the various versions Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING – Ashore at Grand Manan, NB
Kathleen and David launched May 24 1930 Joseph Gaskill – After original B&W photo in the Grand Manan Museum Archive Click here to see more versions Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING – Kathleen and David launched May 24 1930 Joseph Gaskill
St. George NB – Church within a Church. Seems 2 churches across the street from each other have come together!! CLICK HERE TO SEE OTHER VERSIONS Continue reading PHOTOS – Church Within a Church – St. George, NB
Glasgow steamer lost – 34 men drowned in the Bay of Fundy. Only 6 survivors. The Glasgow steamer Hestia was wrecked on Grand Manan Island, in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, in a storm on Monday, and thirty-four of … Continue reading SHIPWRECKS – Glasgow Steamship Hestia lost off Grand Manan, NB 1909
55 beautiful images from around the Bay of Fundy for your personal enjoyment and use. Your Donation will help us continue developing this site. Thanks Continue reading IMAGES: Around the Bay with Art MacKay
Artwork based on a photo from the NB Provincial Archive showing celebrations for Samuel de Champlain’s arrival in Canada – 1904 Click here to see available versions Continue reading HISTORY: Celebrating Samuel de Champlain’s arrival in Saint John NB -1904
Loading cars on Grand Manan Ferry III in St. Andrews, NB 1960. Based on photo from Tides Institute Eastport, Maine. Click here to see available versions. Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING – Loading cars on Grand Manan Ferry III 1960
Looking back to cave explorations in 1903. Wonder what the current status is for these interesting places? Continue reading EXPLORE: New Brunswick Caves – 1903
Here’s a great article on one excellent seaglass site on Grand Manan Island. Does anyone have other Island sites to recommend? Continue reading EXPLORE: Seaglass on Grand Manan Island, NB
Overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, Split Rock emerges from the beach a short walk from Sipayik, the Passamaquoddy village at Pleasant Point, Maine. It is small, nondescript, and has little if any intrinsic value. Yet Split Rock became the symbol for a … Continue reading NATIVE AMERICANS -Split Rock – The Spirit of Quoddy
Friend John Mallory posted the original that I did some work on and increased the coloring. Anyone know the date of the postcard source? Thanks John! Click here to get a copy for your wall!! Continue reading PLACES – St. Stephen NB King Street many, many years ago.
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?
If you are into exploring forts and fortifications, Saint John, NB is a must visit and explore. Here’s 3 of the key sites. Want more detailed information? Check out the following sites at Google Maps Click here to open Fort … Continue reading EXPLORE: Saint John NB – Forts & Fortifications…
The Ferry Aurora from Grand Manan created from a vintage B&W Photo. Click here to see more Continue reading ART – The Vintage Ferry Aurora from Grand Manan NB
3/6/21 The article below was written many years ago when LNG developments in Passamaquoddy Bay were threatening the Northern Right Whale population that summered in this area. The effort to stop the LNG developments was successful but little has changed … Continue reading WHALES: Looking back at the LNG threat to the Northern Right Whale – 2007. Has anything changed?
CBC News was granted a sneak peek of work being done on a $1.8M project to re-create historic settlement CBC News · Posted: Oct 23, 2019 7:05 AM AT Work continues on the Place Fort La Tour project in Saint John. … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Development of Fort La Tour taking shape, set to open next year – CBC 2019
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.
Some of the many works of art and photographs depicting the Passamaquoddy Area on the border between New Brunswick and Maine. To get the best result from the following video, open it full screen! See something you like … click … Continue reading ART – Passamaquoddy Memories – Artwork by Art MacKay
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