ART – AN OLD PHOTO OF LEONARDVILLE, DEER ISLAND, NB UPDATED TO A PAINTING

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

SMUGGLERS – The Plastermen Smugglers – Rogues of Passamaquoddy Bay.

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.

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!

ARTWORK: QUODDY MEMORIES by Art MacKay

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

LOOKING BACK: Efforts to Protect the Quoddy Area Didn’t Happen!

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!

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!! |

WHALES: LNG BATTLE 2006 -Right Whales Lay Claim to Historic Grounds

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

WHALES: Looking back at the LNG threat to the Northern Right Whale – 2007. Has anything changed?

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?