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.
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
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
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?
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
The following was written about 6 years ago. And now, as 2022 comes to a close, it seems some modest progress has been made in small areas of downtown St. Stephen. BUT!!! Numerous buildings have been demolished and are no … Continue reading VACANT PLACES: Repurpose downtown St. Stephen or tear it all down?
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
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.
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!
Another Titanic mystery solved in a quiet village in southern New Brunswick. Watch a video at CTV News Continue reading EXPLORE: The Hunt for the Titanic Victims’ Mystery Stones
IMAGES FROM THE QUODDY REGION Paintings, drawings, photographs, this collection began over 50 years ago and represents only a small sample of the image resources available for this region. Images can be purchased at: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/art-mackay?tab=artworkgalleries Click to access passamaquoddy-memories-updated-dec-2021.pdf Continue reading ARTWORK: QUODDY MEMORIES by Art MacKay
Passamaquoddy Bay is known to have the highest biodiversity along the Northeast Atlantic coast. Does it need protection from continuing attempts to turn it into an industrial port? Marine Protected Areas (MPA) are created to protect special areas in our … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Efforts to Protect the Quoddy Area Didn’t Happen!
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!! |
Memories From 2006. Ever since LNG Carpetbaggers Smith (Quoddy Bay LNG) and Girdis (Downeast LNG) decided to favour Passamaquoddy Bay with 2 LNG terminals and the promise of a huge LNG tanker virtually every day, there has been an ongoing … Continue reading WHALES: LNG BATTLE 2006 -Right Whales Lay Claim to Historic Grounds
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