Sustainability? Have we forgotten lessons from the past? Or is big really better? In 1976, The New Alchemy Institute launched “The Ark” at Spry Point, PEI. Radical and innovative techniques showed the promise of combining alternate energy with food production … Continue reading ENERGY: The Sun Builders – Opportunities Lost – The Ark
An extremely powerful video about Northern Pulp’s Boat Harbour and Mill. The killing of aquatic life began immediately on startup in 1960. Reminds me of the death of the St. Croix River and Estuary starting around the same time. In both cases promises … Continue reading POLLUTION: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland Strait
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.
Keep in mind as you review these maps for 2001, 2010, and 2017, our forests are the “lungs” of the earth and we are systematically destroying them. DEFORESTATION – Based on the definition and the belief that endemic forests are … Continue reading ISSUE – DEFORESTATION: Map illustrates last 17 years of deforestation and the end is not in sight. You will be startled!
Victoria Park in located along the waterfront of Charlottetown, the capital city of Prince Edward Island. It is home to the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI, was an important colony under New France and eventually was occupied by the British who … Continue reading EXPLORE: Prince Edward Battery, Victoria Park, Charlottetown, PEI
Explore the Downeast coastal area from Labrador to Connecticut. Download the free digital copy or buy the book. New Publication (4) By Art MacKay in TRAVEL 98 pages, published 12/28/2018 This wikibook covers key information for the Downeast coast from Labrador … Continue reading EXPLORE: Starting to think about spring? Get all the basic Downeast travel info here.
Communities up and down the coast have suffered losses. Here’s what happened to my hometowns – St. Stephen/Calais/Milltowns This was written in 2013 when the future of my hometown looked bleak. Today, properties have passed to the next generation and … Continue reading COMMUNITY: The painful death of my hometown – How is yours doing?
New Brunswick History and Other Stuff – See them all at johnwood1946 Table of Contents, Rev. December 19, 2018 The blog posts follow this Table of Contents, in the sequence shown. To access a particular post, copy and paste the title, or a … Continue reading HISTORY: One of the most extensive and growing collection of articles about Atlantic Canada and beyond!
Another great Google map to sea glass beaches in Prince Edward Island Continue reading EXPLORE: Sea Glass Beaches in PEI
Bookmark it! Looking to explore lighthouses on your next trip? This Google map and the links provide much of what you need to know. Zoom in to find your area. Bookmark it! Continue reading EXPLORE: Downeast Lighthouses – This interactive Google map is a great reference!
If you like things that fly and sometimes don’t, bookmark this for your travels – virtual or real! ABOUT Aviation extends over more than two thousand years, beginning with kite flying in China, attempts at tower jumping,balloons, moving forward to … Continue reading EXPLORE: Aviation Museums – Newfoundland to New England