Whether wildlife refuge, research destination or restored traditional homeland, the fate of Nomans Land is up for debate By James Freitas, Hakai Magazine SMITHSONIANMAG.COMMARCH 16, 2021 12:00PM Nomans Land, Massachusetts, is unusual for the heavily populated New England coast. The island could … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW? This Uninhabited Island Off of Massachusetts Is Littered With Bombs
Art MacKay Norumbega, or Nurembega, is a legendary settlement in northeastern North America which appeared on many early maps from the 1500s until American colonization. The word “Norumbega” was originally spelled Oranbega in Giovanni da Verrazzano’s 1529 map of America, and the word is believed … Continue reading EXPLORE: Can you find the lost city of Norumbega … Is it somewhere in New England?
Placer and lode gold have been found in Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Knox, Oxford, Somerset, Waldo and Washington Counties. Note: Some sites listed below may have prohibitions against prospecting. Always seek permission from property owners and obtain any necessary permits prior … Continue reading PLACES: Maine – Map of Gold, Silver & Lost Treasure Sites
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.
CANADA IS BOUND BY LAW OF THE SEA TO PROTECT ENDANGERED WHALES, THEIR HABITAT, AND THEIR FORAGE (Updated February 14, 2020) I’m currently researching once more the various treaties and laws that oblige the Government of Canada to protect Right … Continue reading ISSUES: Did you know that Canada is bound by the Law of the Sea to protect endangered whales, their habitat and feed?
The following is an older story. However, the winter of 2019-2020 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
WHYDAH PIRATE MUSEUM / JANUARY 1, 2020 Hands On History! Led by archaeologist Sophia Morong, this class is an introduction to the science done at the Whydah Pirate Museum. Children who sign up will have a hands on experience in archaeology and … Continue reading LEARN: Hands On History at Whydah Pirate Museum!
Time to dream about summer exploration? This fabulous Google Map shows many of the shipwrecks along the New England coast. Click on each button to get the information on each wreck. Continue reading EXPLORE: Shipwrecks of New England
ANNUAL REPORT 2019 N.B. Deer Association, Charlotte Co. Division EDITORS NOTE: It’s been 8 years since we last received a report from Bambi Deerburger. We just found this current version in an email that came from an address in St. … Continue reading ISSUES: Bambi reports on deer life today … not heard from since 2008.
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 BUSINESS: THE REAL STORY behind the bankruptcy of Connors Brothers Ltd & Bumble Bee Foods LLC
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. My family duties are keeping me close … Continue reading MYSTERIES: New Hampshire mystery stone baffles the experts
Source: Art’s Place: FREEBIE FOR FRIDAY: Schooner in Fairhaven Harbor, Mass, Sunrise, 1859 – William Bradford Continue reading FREEBIE FOR FRIDAY: Schooner in Fairhaven Harbor, Mass, Sunrise, 1859 – William Bradford
How deforestation of the Amazon has led to fires. 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 … Continue reading Fundy Tides: How deforestation of the Amazon has led to fires that threaten our global future. Meanwhile here at home ….
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? *********************** On the same date, 143 years ago, on December 4, 1872, a ship was sighted adrift midway between the Azores and the coast of Portugal. She was spotted by the British brigantine Dei Gratia. Captain David Morehouse, saw that the unguided vessel was Mary Celeste . He was surprised as just eight days earlier, it had sailed out of New York and should have arrived at its … Continue reading MYSTERY: 146 years ago this month. the Ghost Ship Mary Celeste was found empty and adrift at sea. What happened? – ARCHIVE ATLANTIC
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; Reduce escapes … Continue reading Fundy Tides: Lessons We Need to Learn from Ancient Aquaculture Technology
You really don’t want to watch this video! In this video, Dr. Thiery Vrain tells you why you should be concerned about glyphosate in virtually all of your food. It’s a long video, but you need to know this even … Continue reading ISSUE – SPRAYS: You really don’t want to watch this video!
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 ….
Just finished this update. Great for your wall in the office, camp, or home and as a handout for school. Trout and Char of the North Atlantic By Art MacKay in FISH & FISHING 2 pages, published 3/11/2017 This infographic … Continue reading INFOGRAPHIC: Trout & Char of the North Atlantic.
Pocahontas Shrouded in Myth: A Princess Goes to England (Read the original article here at ancient-origins) 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 risking everything for her love, John Smith, has gripped the popular imagination and will not let go. Aside from the fact that Pocahontas and John Smith were never an item (she was perhaps 10 years old when they first met), Disney’s Pocahontas fails to … Continue reading Pocahontas Shrouded in Myth: A Princess Goes to England | Ancient Origins
Mardi Gras in New England guide. Here are the top places to celebrate Mardi Gras in Boston, Burlington, Hartford and other New England locations. What do New Orleans and New England have in common? Well… they both start with “New” and have the same number of letters. Oh, and they both have fabulous Mardi Gras celebrations! Granted, New England can’t truly hold a candle to New Orleans when it comes to Mardi Gras revelry and debauchery. (This may have something to do with the fact that it’s still incredibly cold in New England in February.) That said, if you find … Continue reading ADVENTURES: Top Places to Celebrate Mardi Gras in New England
The Glooscap legends Illustrated with new enhanced images By Art MacKay in Native American 32 pages, published 2/18/2017 Glooscap or Glooskap is featured in legends and stories from New England to Newfoundland and Labrador. In fact, recent writers have speculated … Continue reading Glooscap Legends Illustrated – printed or digital