Treasures come in many packages … both real and imagined. Some, like the great gold hoax of Lubec, Maine, require both imagination as well as the gullible. Scroll this PDF to read this delightful story. Click to access the-great-saltwater-gold-hoax-of-lubec-maine-1.pdf Continue reading TREASURE: The Great Saltwater Gold Hoax
History from the Quoddy Tides, Eastport, Maine Continue reading HISTORY: Who was there when the Brits occupied Eastport, Maine ?
Expulsions, killings, scalpings Things you should know … atrocities from both sides were common back in the 1600s. Not a nice time to live and blame is a rough thing to assign. But we are still doing it. Perhaps it’s … Continue reading WAR LIVES ON: Perhaps it’s time to put history to rest?
This historical research led to the establishment of the sea urchin roe industry in the Bay of Fundy and along the Atlantic coast. Many of the cautions were not observed and culturing methods that were worked out back then are … Continue reading FISHERIES HISTORY – The Study that led to the sea urchin roe industry in the Bay of Fundy and beyond.
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?
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?
Free to read digitally and download. Printed copies can be purchased. Water Quality History – St. Croix River Estuary By Art MacKay in POLLUTION 14 pages, published 1/21/2019 The history of degradation of water quality in the St. Croix Estuary … Continue reading POLLUTION: The history of pollution in the St. Croix Estuary can be a model for other east coast Locations.
The Tragic Fate of the HMS Bounty and its Replica The Story The original HMS Bounty was built in 1784 and purchased by the British Navy in 1787. Her story is long and stormy filled with conflict, mutiny and more. … Continue reading SHIPWRECKS: The Tragic Fate of the HMS Bounty and its 1960 Replica
There’s a Fundy story about a fisherman visiting his old boat at the wharf. It is sunk … totally sunk. “Funny.” he says, “I can’t figure it out. It never did that before.” Some folks (mostly mainlanders) don’t get it and … Continue reading SHIPWRECKS: SS Arrow leaks oil in Chedabucto Bay – Strange it never did that before!
Can anyone remember this? Street Lamp Maintenance, 1910. From: History Nova Scotia Continue reading HISTORY: Municipal maintenance has changed … a little 😉
How whale oil created Unilever While a geological discovery in Albert County, NB took pressure off whales by creating an alternate source of lamp oil, a new demand kept the pressure on for decades after. *********************************************** [pdf-embedder url=”https://archiveatlantic.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/0e425-the-unending-history-of-whaling-article-2-margarine.pdf” title=”THE UNENDING … Continue reading THE UNENDING HISTORY OF WHALING – ARTICLE 2 – MARGARINE