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 … Continue reading MYSTERY: 146 years ago this month. the Ghost Ship Mary Celeste was found empty and adrift at sea. What happened?
The Passamaquoddy Area of the Bay of Fundy is one of the most important on the east coast. ABOUT When billions of tons of water rush in and out through Head Harbour Passage twice each day, something magical happens. … Continue reading EXPLORE: The Quoddy Region where something “magical” happens.
Buried under the tundra on a windy cape of Baffin Island lies one of the most important archeological finds in Canada. An untrained eye would miss it—but not scientist Pat Sutherland. Her new work here at the place they call … Continue reading The Norse: An Arctic Mystery
Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone 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 to home lately so … Continue reading MYSTERIES: New Hampshire mystery stone baffles the experts
It seems every island makes the claim that Captain Kidd buried treasure there and as this colourful story from 1930 shows, Grand Manan is no exception … and they have “Money Cove” to prove it. Read the story here. TREASURE_ The … Continue reading TREASURE: Did Captain Kidd bury treasure at Money Cove, Grand Manan?
THE STORY: Many of us believe that a mystery unexplained remains a mystery and this seems to be true for Isle Haute, a particularly isolated and rugged island lying off Minas Basin in the Bay of Fundy. While the professionals that … Continue reading TREASURE: Pirate Ned Low, Captain Kidd and the Treasure of Isle Haute, NS
NOAA GIVES CALAIS, MAINE OBSERVATORY THE FIRST PRESERVATION PARTNERSHIP DISK Commemorative Marker Promotes Preservation of Nation’s Heritage The Preservation Partnership disks are part of NOAA’s Heritage Trail Commemorative Marker Program, which recognizes significant sites or places that … Continue reading HISTORY: Did You Know? The final piece of the puzzle that established Greenwich as zero point longitude was found at Calais, ME, Bay of Fundy.
All of the basic information on Downeast forts and fortifications from the Canadian Maritimes to Cape Cod. Explore great sites and fascinating history. View the larger map. Click the symbol top right. Continue reading EXPLORE: Planning to explore Downeast Forts and Fortifications this year? Do a Virtual Tour Right Now
The results of research carried out on Grand Manan Island in the early 1960s. Read the digital version FREE or purchase a printed copy at: The Freshwater Fishes of Grand Manan By Art MacKay in PLACES – GRAND MANAN 16 … Continue reading PLACES: The Freshwater Fishes of Grand Manan
A Natural History of Brier Island was originally published in 1977 as a report to Parks Canada about the feasibility of Brier Island as a marine park. We have had many requests for these reports through the years and this … Continue reading PLACES: A Natural History of Brier Island
Passamaquoddy Bay Area, Bay of Fundy 1901 [pdf-embedder url=”https://archiveatlantic.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/b2a63-crewoftheschoonermadagascasawagreatsnake.pdf”%5D From: Tales from the Tides Inn. Illustrated by Art MacKay Continue reading Monsters: The Crew of the Schooner Madagasca Saw a Great Snake, 1901
The remarkable story of the discovery of the Whydah and its treasures. Barry Clifford found Whydah’s wreck in 1984, relying heavily on Southack’s 1717 map of the wreck site – a modern-day, true-to-life “pirate treasure map” leading to what was at … Continue reading TREASURE: The Wreck of the Pirate Ship Whydah