The History of Long and Brier Islands

RODNEY’S WISH

RODNEY’S WISH

Rodney’s Wish I was the 31st Wish for “We Are Young Association” Me (About 6-7 years old) After nearly 70 years of wondering and wishing what it would look like hovering in a helicopter over the city of Halifax a dream or wish has come. I have learned in life if you...

MARGARET’S JUSTICE

MARGARET’S JUSTICE

Naming a Ferry for Grand Passage Early in 2017 the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) was about to take charge of the new ferry that was being built at A. F. Theriault shipyard in Meteghan River. The new ferry needed to be named....

Poisoning at Boars Head Lighthouse

Poisoning at Boars Head Lighthouse

This is a story of the first lighthouse keeper at Boars Head, Tiverton, Long Island and his family, and how he lost six members of his family including his wife to lead poisoning. Besides living in isolation in a remote area this family suffered the most severe and...

Rum Running & Prohibition

Rum Running & Prohibition

Rum Running has always be going on here around our Islands. Ever since the early settlers arrived and even before confederation, Nova Scotians and Americans have transported rum back and forth from one country to the other, trying to avoid duties and taxes. I have...

Diseases That Came to Our Islands

Diseases That Came to Our Islands

Diseases is a subject that historian’s seam to avoid. I have looked for information on early diseases that came to our Islands at the beginning of settlement, I could not find any. I can only assume they had some of the diseases that we know about today. Right from...