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.

SHIPWRECKS: NEW ENGLAND Wrecked Off The Wolves Island – July 25, 1872

NEW ENGLAND Wrecked Off The Wolves Island – July 25, 1872

One of the finest steamers of the International Steamship Line was wrecked on the Wolves on Monday on her passage from St. John to Eastport. The following from the St. John Telegraph gives the particulars of the affair.
In reference to the disaster CAPT FIELD said that he was in the wheel house from the time the vessel left Continue reading “SHIPWRECKS: NEW ENGLAND Wrecked Off The Wolves Island – July 25, 1872”

ISSUES – The Man Who Went to War With Canada – Atlas Obscura

It’s an old and ongoing story. Who really owns Machias Seal Island … Canada or the United States? This long detailed article tells some of the fascinating tales that originated from this tiny disputed island that floats out there in … Continue reading ISSUES – The Man Who Went to War With Canada – Atlas Obscura

EXPLORE: Prowling Grand Manan Island by sail, foot and horse, 1891

Imagine taking 6 hours to travel 16 miles from North Head to southern Head! Imagine catching the tides and the wind to slowly sail your way to visit Grand Manan. It’s 1891 and Samuel Adams Drake explored the coast of … Continue reading EXPLORE: Prowling Grand Manan Island by sail, foot and horse, 1891

FISHERIES: Just how much have things changed in 90 years you ask!

Art MacKay: 06 Nov 2017   Some of us remember the Passamaquoddy Bay Region on the Maine – New Brunswick border, as a bustling centre of activity fed by the abundant fisheries of the area. Major changes have happened since … Continue reading FISHERIES: Just how much have things changed in 90 years you ask!

TREASURE: Did Captain Kidd bury treasure at Money Cove, Grand Manan?

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?

LOOKING BACK: St. Andrews, NB – Once the Center of a Coastal Community.

Many, many years ago I gave a presentation to the board of directors at Sunbury shores Art and Nature Center … a talk that explored the St. Andrews of the past, the St. Andrews at the time and the challenges … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: St. Andrews, NB – Once the Center of a Coastal Community.

EXPLORE: Grand Manan, NB: More Maine than Maine – Coastal Journal, 2016-07-28

Raye Shelley Leonard – Coastal Journal  View of the White Head Island ferry terminal from our cottage on Ingalls Head Road. It’s peak vacation season in the Midcoast, and good luck finding a square of sand for your beach towel … Continue reading EXPLORE: Grand Manan, NB: More Maine than Maine – Coastal Journal, 2016-07-28

ISLAND HUMO/UR: Storm Warning!! Storm Warning!! Storm Warning!! |

Have I told you about Willis Doughty and his son Everett Doughty from Deer Island … the one in Passamaquoddy Bay? These were the guys who bought the family herring carrier, “Lois and Isabel”  later in her life, Well, as my … Continue reading ISLAND HUMO/UR: Storm Warning!! Storm Warning!! Storm Warning!! |