Wednesday, March 15, 2017

FUNDY TREASURES: Pirate Ned Low, Captain Kidd and the Treasure of Isle Haute

by Art MacKay, 3/15/2017



Image taken at low tide at Harbourville, Nova Scotia
Isle Haute is a remote island in the middle of upper Bay of Fundy near the entrance to the Minas Basin, 16 kilometers from the coast of Harbourville and 8 kilometers south-southwest of Cape Chignecto, Nova Scotia. The island is part of Cumberland County, Nova Scotia and is 3 km long and 0.4 km wide. The Mi'kmaq used the island to make stone tools before Europeans arrived and called the island "Maskusetik", meaning place of wild potatoes. Samuel de Champlain gave the present name to the

Saturday, March 4, 2017

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 on some of the earliest maps of the east coast of the Atlantic. Some say it is Bangor, some think it is in Massachusetts and others think it is at the end of their private dock. Wherever it is, there's lots to explore and see if you add this to your bucket list.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ANTIQUES: An Ancient Boat Lighting System

Have you ever seen anything like this? This strange item was found by a fish dragger working the Bay of Fundy bottom in the vicinity of West Isles, Charlotte County, NB. It consists of a large circular wax candle held in a leather and metal device that allows the candle to be hung up for illumination.
We assume this was used in an old fishing boat or, perhaps, something more ancient. So far we have been unable to find any similar objects. An origin and date are equally elusive.
Please. Let us know if you have any ideas about this unique find.