The History of Long and Brier Islands

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...

Balancing Rock (The Story)

Balancing Rock (The Story)

“Balancing Rock” Basalt rock is cooled and hardened lava. Lava contracts (shrinks) as it cools. Cracks can form, usually in a hexagonal shape, to relieve stress caused by the contracting. This often creates columnar basalt – columns - like this rock on Brier Island...

Big Storm Tiverton 1930

Big Storm Tiverton 1930

I tried to research this storm of Feb. 16, 1930 but the newspaper issue of "The Digby Courier" for the whole year of 1930 is missing and The Tiny Tattler didn't start till 1933. This is the only articles I have been able to find to date: The Digby Courier Feb. 16,...

The Long Island Golf Club

The Long Island Golf Club

The Field of Dreams As I was sitting down thinking this over to what to put here about the golf course at Tiverton and the thought that kept coming back in my mind was “The Field of Dreams”. The Field of dreams was a movie that came out in 1989, where the person had a...