ISSUES: Bambi reports on deer life today … not heard from since 2008…

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…

DID YOU KNOW? This Uninhabited Island Off of Massachusetts Is Littered With Bombs

Whether wildlife refuge, research destination or restored traditional homeland, the fate of Nomans Land is up for debate By James Freitas, Hakai Magazine SMITHSONIANMAG.COM MARCH 16, 2021 12:00PM Nomans Land, Massachusetts, is unusual for the heavily populated New England coast. The island … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW? This Uninhabited Island Off of Massachusetts Is Littered With Bombs

EXPLORE – Nubble Light House, “Beware the Savage Rocks”

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”

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.

EXPLORE: Vermont’s Forest Dale Iron Furnace

  LocationVT 73 and Furnace Rd., Brandon, Vermont Coordinates43°49′55″N 73°2′54″W Area9.8 acres (4.0 ha) Built1810 bySmith, JohnNRHP     The Forest Dale Iron Furnace was a 19th-century iron smelting facility in Brandon, Vermont. Located off Vermont Route 73 east of the village of Forest Dale, it operated between 1810 … Continue reading EXPLORE: Vermont’s Forest Dale Iron Furnace

CREATURES: Blown off-course, dovekies find helping hands

The following is an older story. However, the winter of 2021-22 is equally hard on these and related seabirds. They cannot take off from land, so be sure to contact your local animal rescue group for help. Editor EASTHAM– Wild … Continue reading CREATURES: Blown off-course, dovekies find helping hands

LOOKING BACK: THE REAL STORY behind the bankruptcy of Connors Brothers Ltd & Bumble Bee Foods LLC

I remember when Connors was acquired by George Weston Ltd. in 1967. At the time, it was mainly just another takeover by the big boys, with the usual  siphoning off of our resource dollars to folks far, far away. But … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: THE REAL STORY behind the bankruptcy of Connors Brothers Ltd & Bumble Bee Foods LLC

MYSTERIES: New Hampshire mystery stone baffles the experts

Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone at the New Hampshire Historical Society For its size New Hampshire seems to have a large number of mysteries and many of these are found in numerous writings online and offline. The current situation is keeping me close … Continue reading MYSTERIES: New Hampshire mystery stone baffles the experts

EXPLORE: Sailing Atlantica with Bruce and Bonnie

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

LOOKING BACK: Canadian Whale Institute delivers the message about the North Atlantic Right Whale – 2006

  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

LOOKING BACK: Right whale sightings still on the decline in Bay of Fundy – 2015

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

ISSUES – How deforestation of the Amazon has led to issues that threaten our global future. Meanwhile here at home ….

Anyone who has visited a true rain forest, whether in the Amazon, British Columbia, or Asia, must be struck by the dampness below the massive canopy of ancient trees, a canopy that holds and maintains water that is vital to … Continue reading ISSUES – How deforestation of the Amazon has led to issues that threaten our global future. Meanwhile here at home ….

ISSUE: FOREIGN FISH INTRODUCTIONS: Let he who is without sin ….

Early involvement in the aquaculture industry, the Atlantic Salmon Federation and several environmental non- profits, led to the accumulation of historical information on the introduction of non-native strains of Atlantic salmon as well as other species of fish, into virtually … Continue reading ISSUE: FOREIGN FISH INTRODUCTIONS: Let he who is without sin ….

ISSUES: Lessons We Need to Learn from Ancient Aquaculture Technology

FROM – Sustainable Ancient Aquaculture – National Geographic Society (blogs) Lessons We Can Learn from Ancient Aquaculture Technology Use plant-based feeds instead of wild fish; Use integrated polyculture practices such as IMTA; Reduce nitrogen and chemical pollution through multi-trophic aquaculture; … Continue reading ISSUES: Lessons We Need to Learn from Ancient Aquaculture Technology

MYSTERY: 150 years ago the Ghost Ship Mary Celeste was found empty and adrift at sea. What happened?

This great article outlines the mystery of the Mary Celeste … a vessel from Atlantica that was found abandoned on its way to Italy. There are many theories. What do you think happened? Art MacKay *********************** On December 4, 1872, … Continue reading MYSTERY: 150 years ago the Ghost Ship Mary Celeste was found empty and adrift at sea. What happened?

EXPLORE: Planes and Things

Aviation extends over more than two thousand years, beginning with kite flying in China, attempts at tower jumping, balloons, moving forward to supersonic, and hypersonic flight by powered, heavier-than-air jets and more recently to unmanned drones. Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th-century … Continue reading EXPLORE: Planes and Things

NATIVE AMERICANS – Pocahontas Shrouded in Myth: A Princess Goes to England

As Ancient Origins reported in its article “The True Story of Pocahontas as Not Told by Disney,” the real life Pocahontas was different from her portrayal in the 1995 animated feature film. However, the image of a young Indian princess … Continue reading NATIVE AMERICANS – Pocahontas Shrouded in Myth: A Princess Goes to England

Art – Glooscap’s Legends

Glooscap’s Legends – Just finished digitally enhancing Glooscap Legend images from 1884. Check it out. There are stories from up and down the coast. Choose your favorite canvas prints, framed prints, greeting cards if you wish. All products are produced on-demand, … Continue reading Art – Glooscap’s Legends

MYSTERIES: Can you find the lost city of Norumbega … Is it somewhere in New England?

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?

LOOKING BACK: Cape Wildlife Center of Barnstable is closing … BUT IT DIDN’T!

BACK IN 2016 WE POSTED THIS You have probably heard by now that the Cape Wildlife Center of Barnstable (Humane Society of the United States) will be closing its doors as of November 18th. They will no longer receive animals … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Cape Wildlife Center of Barnstable is closing … BUT IT DIDN’T!

EXPLORE: Sailing the Downeast coast in the 1930s

During the process of researching our coastal lighthouses, I ran across this publication. If you would like to experience things the way they were, then this is a really great read and source of information. Click to access anchor-to-windward.pdf https://archive.org/stream/anchortowindward006018mbp?ui=embed#mode/2up Continue reading EXPLORE: Sailing the Downeast coast in the 1930s

WHALES: The Right Whales off Gloucester 2015- Watch this drone video

And Here’s the Drone Video of The Gloucester Right Whale 2015 On November 29, 2015, a rare North Atlantic right whale visited Bass Rocks, along the coast of Gloucester, MA. It spent about an hour and a half swimming very … Continue reading WHALES: The Right Whales off Gloucester 2015- Watch this drone video

DID YOU KNOW?: It’s over 100 years now but Nova Scotia still thanks Boston with a special Christmas Tree.

On December 6, 1917 at 9:00 AM, the Halifax Explosion severely destroyed much of the city. Boston authorities learned of the disaster via telegraph, and quickly organized and dispatched a relief train around 10:00 PM that night, to assist survivors. … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW?: It’s over 100 years now but Nova Scotia still thanks Boston with a special Christmas Tree.

COMMUNITY: The painful death of my hometowns – St. Stephen, NB and Calais, ME

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

WHALES: Reducing Ship Strikes Worldwide with Whale Alert App – Still available

Whale Alert – Reducing Ship Strikes – Worldwide Whale Alert helps reduce the chance of fatal ship strikes by large vessels by displaying active whale management areas, required reporting areas, recommended routes, areas-to-be-avoided and near real-time warnings in shipping lanes … Continue reading WHALES: Reducing Ship Strikes Worldwide with Whale Alert App – Still available

HISTORY: Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard: Eerie Graveyard of WWII-era ships

BY ARGUNNERS MAGAZINE ON APRIL 6, 2016 In the video above you’ll see aerial footage of ships left abandoned in Staten Island, NY., in a eerie graveyard of WWII-era ships nicknamed the “Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard”. The Arthur Kill ship graveyard … Continue reading HISTORY: Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard: Eerie Graveyard of WWII-era ships

CLIMATE CHANGE: Invasive species moving north, sometimes with destructive results

PART 4 | OCTOBER 28, 2015 Invasive species exploit a warming Gulf of Maine, sometimes with destructive results BRUNSWICKS tory by Colin Woodard/ Staff Writer Photos by Gregory Rec/ Staff Photographer Compare intertidal flats in Brunswick’s Maquoit Bay in June … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: Invasive species moving north, sometimes with destructive results

EXTINCT YOU SAY – If you hear this … you have a Cougar near you!!!

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!!!