Will the removal of the Milltown dam result in increased pollution downstream in the International St. Croix river, a river that remains polluted today? Check out this video to see what was and likely still is polluting this important river … Continue reading ISSUES – Will the Big Changes coming to the International St. Croix River have serious environmental impacts?
20 YEARS LATER FRACKING REARS ITS UGLY HEAD AGAIN!! Thousands in NB protested then and succeeded in stopping the development. Will that happen today in 2023? Continue reading ISSUES – 20 YEARS LATER FRACKING REARS ITS UGLY HEAD AGAIN IN NEW BRUNSWICK!!
15,000 years ago the Laurentide Glacier covered the very place where you are now standing. Imagine hundreds of feet of grinding ice moving slowly along – scouring into the very bedrock. But it moved to the north and opened our … Continue reading HISTORY – A HARSH COLD LAND – a 15,000 year history of our east coast!
The Green Man is a legendary figure being primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, representing the cycle of new growth that occurs every spring. The Green Man is most commonly depicted in a sculpture, or other representation of a … Continue reading MYSTERIES – The Mysterious GREEN MAN at Ministers Island NB
A painting created from a vintage photograph of Sugarloaf Mountain, a 922 foot mountain in the northern Appalachian Mountains in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada. The mountain is protected by Sugarloaf Provincial Park and lies within city limits, just south of … Continue reading VINTAGE ART – Sugarloaf Mountain in New Brunswick – Circa 1920
First posted on November 6, 2010 by Art Fried dough with wild strawberry jam or just slathered with real butter! It seems like yesterday rather than 60 years ago when I, my brothers, and every friend who was downwind would … Continue reading FOOD: Fried Dough – An original Fundy Wonder
Black Guillemot on Outer Wood Island off Grand Manan 1960s Continue reading BIRDS – The Beautiful Black Guillemot
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.
MtDNA Analyses on Hair Samples Confirm Cougar, Puma concolor, Presence in Southern New Brunswick, Eastern Canada – A.S. Bertrand, S. Kenn, D. Gallant, E. Tremblay, L. Vasseur, and R. Wissink READ ON!! Continue reading CREATURES – Cougar? They exist … they don’t exist!! The argument goes on and on. But science says …
This painting is based on a black & white illustration of Grand Manan’s famous Swallowtail Lighthouse that I did in 1979 for my publication on the resources of the Grand Manan Archipelago. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE VERSIONS Continue reading LIGHTHOUSES – SWALLOWTAIL LIGHTHOUSE, GRAND MANAN, NB – Based on a drawing from 1979.
A painting I created from a photo in my Cherry Brook Zoo file from many years ago. Unfortunately the zoo is now closed. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE VERSIONS Continue reading CREATURES – Jaguar Resting at the Cherry Brook Zoo, Saint John NB
This is an older map. There’s a current interactive map that shows you how things have been going since 2001. You will be startled! FOLLOW THIS LINK TO EXPLORE THIS INTERACTIVE MAP. Continue reading FORESTRY: WE ARE LOSING OUR FORESTS GLOBALLY – Check out how bad it is in our area!! It’s bad!!
Life in New Brunswick was certainly different back in 1878! Click here to see more versions Continue reading VINTAGE – Life in New Brunswick Back in 1878
An aerial photo of the Sylvina W. Beal out of Eastport, Maine. Probably the only whale-watching windjammer in Maine. Off Campobello in the Bay of Fundy. Click here to see more versions Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING – Whale Watching on the Ancient Windjammer Sylvina W. Beal out of Eastport, Maine
Be sure to read this from the beginning to the end to learn about the desecration of our Bay of Fundy and the outlook for the future. Continue reading ISSUES – Is the Bay of Fundy an Ecological Treasure or a Superport? You decide.
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!!!
St. George NB – Church within a Church. Seems 2 churches across the street from each other have come together!! CLICK HERE TO SEE OTHER VERSIONS Continue reading PHOTOS – Church Within a Church – St. George, NB
Artwork based on a photo from the NB Provincial Archive showing celebrations for Samuel de Champlain’s arrival in Canada – 1904 Click here to see available versions Continue reading HISTORY: Celebrating Samuel de Champlain’s arrival in Saint John NB -1904
Loading cars on Grand Manan Ferry III in St. Andrews, NB 1960. Based on photo from Tides Institute Eastport, Maine. Click here to see available versions. Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING – Loading cars on Grand Manan Ferry III 1960
Looking back to cave explorations in 1903. Wonder what the current status is for these interesting places? Continue reading EXPLORE: New Brunswick Caves – 1903
As fracking raises its ugly head again, this old article still begs the question. Continue reading ISSUES: Fracking in NB – Are there two sides to this story?
Friend John Mallory posted the original that I did some work on and increased the coloring. Anyone know the date of the postcard source? Thanks John! Click here to get a copy for your wall!! Continue reading PLACES – St. Stephen NB King Street many, many years ago.
MEANWHILE IN 2022 – Many of these areas are currently closed and closures are to protect us all from eating contaminated shellfish which can lead to serious illness or even death. Presumably our heavy rains have contributed to this problem. … Continue reading LOOKING BACK & FORWARD -DFO shuts down shellfish harvesting areas across Maritimes
MacKay, A.A. et al The Sea Urchin Roe Industry in the Bay of Fundy, 1976 This research was initiated by the Research and Development Branch of the New Brunswick Department of Fisheries in an effort to obtain additional data on … Continue reading FISHERIES: The Beginning of the Sea Urchin Roe Industry in the Bay of Fundy, 1976
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?
If you are into exploring forts and fortifications, Saint John, NB is a must visit and explore. Here’s 3 of the key sites. Want more detailed information? Check out the following sites at Google Maps Click here to open Fort … Continue reading EXPLORE: Saint John NB – Forts & Fortifications…
The Cape Codder reports, “There have been many more right whales than usual this year,” noted Nathalie Jaquet, director of the Right Whale Aerial Survey at the Provincetown Center For Coastal Studies. “We’ve identified at least 120 whales. That’s out … Continue reading WHALES: Opinion – Right Whale Congregation – Is It Really a Mystery?
The Ferry Aurora from Grand Manan created from a vintage B&W Photo. Click here to see more Continue reading ART – The Vintage Ferry Aurora from Grand Manan NB
A colorized view of the Grand Manan Ferry docking at St. Stephen NB … that’s right!! St. Stephen!! Click here to get a copy for your wall!! Continue reading ART – Painting from a vintage photo of the Grand Manan II Ferry at St. Stephen NB 1930
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?
CBC News was granted a sneak peek of work being done on a $1.8M project to re-create historic settlement CBC News · Posted: Oct 23, 2019 7:05 AM AT Work continues on the Place Fort La Tour project in Saint John. … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Development of Fort La Tour taking shape, set to open next year – CBC 2019
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
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