The History of Long and Brier Islands

Predicted Saxby’s Gale 1869

Predicted Saxby’s Gale 1869

Saxby’s Gale, October 1869 In 1863 an Amateur Astronomer named Steven Martin Saxby wrote a book called “Saxby’s Weather System”. The Saxby gale of 1869 brought death and destruction to Maine, New Brunswick and western Nova Scotia in particular. Still, after 152 years,...

Ship Wrecks 1867-1929

Ship Wrecks 1867-1929

Leta and I looking for a particular map in the archives At the Book Launch,being presented with a picture of the cover of our new book In December 2012 Leta and I were asked by the Islands Historical Society to transcribe a hand written ledger of Benjamin H. Ruggles....