During the process of researching our coastal lighthouses, I ran across this publication. If you would like to experience things the way they were, then this is a really great read and source of information. Continue reading EXPLORE: Sailing the Downeast coast in the 1930s
“This is a documentary about the fragile and complex marine ecosystem in the Bay of Fundy. The film traces relationships within the food chain – from tiny plankton to birds and seals and finally to whales and humans. The film … Continue reading BAY OF FUNDY: Where the Bay Becomes the Sea – a fragile and complex ecosystem.
Grand Manan produces dulse for the world Roughly 1 million pounds of wet dulse is harvested from Grand Manan’s Dark Harbour annually CBC News Posted: Jan 23, 2016 4:30 PM AT Last Updated: Jan 23, 2016 5:50 PM AT Dulse … Continue reading SEAFOOD: Grand Manan, NB produces dulse for the world
During King William’s War, in 1689, when he was nine years of age, John Gyles was living with his family at Fort Charles. On 2 August, while labouring with his father Thomas near the new fort, he was taken prisoner … Continue reading HISTORY: Odd Adventures, Strange Deliverances in the Captivity of John Giles, Esq. 1736.
“For the last decade and a half, they have gotten greedy and have tried to put a million fish . . . in some little coves that probably shouldn’t have had more than 50,000 and everybody’s paying the price.” I’m … Continue reading ISSUES: 18 years have passed and the Bay of Fundy isn’t getting better.
Projected sea level rise will change many of our familiar coastal areas … like Maine’s famous Old Orchard Beach. The question is, “How will we respond?“ The possible changes are clear in these two map projections for a 2 degree … Continue reading ISSUES – SEA LEVEL RISE: Will it be the end of Old Orchard Beach as we know it?
Canadian eel tracked on 2,400-kilometre migration to Sargasso Sea -1st direct evidence of eels migrating to tropical nursery By Emily Chung, CBC News Posted: Oct 27, 2015. Updated: December, 2018 10:50 The team attached satellite tags to 38 eels over three years. … Continue reading FISHERY: Where are all the missing eels? Mystery solved?
This great interactive map from the Bangor Daily News shows dozens of short walking trails in Maine. Check out those near you and tell us all about them. … Continue reading EXPLORE: One Minute Walks of Maine – Map
June 18, 2018 – New concerns are being expressed about the decline of Right Whale populations and the impacts on commercial fishing. Why are whale migration patterns changing? How can we balance the threatened right whale population against the vital … Continue reading BIRDS & WHALES: The Phalarope is Fundy’s “canary” … is it dead or dying.
During the 60’s and 70’s, woodlot owners fought hard for the establishment of marketing boards, realizing that without them, they had no hope of being paid a fair dollar for their wood, since the large forestry companies had all the … Continue reading FORESTRY: Private Woodlot Owners: Speaking out in New Brunswick. Maine owners should not hesitate.
LIFESTYLE, MAINE, NEWS March 14, 2018 Orono — Linguists studying the distinct Maine dialect believe they’ve cataloged every possible swear word Mainers have for snow. Currently there are 73 swear words Mainers use to describe snow, but linguists with the University … Continue reading Linguists Impressed to Find Mainers Have Over 70 Swear Words for Snow – New Maine News