To the fishermen and sailors of the east coast, the gales of August are legendary. But none are so feared as those of 1926 and 1927. In August 1926 and August 1927, 138 Lunenburg fishermen and boys lost their lives around the shores of Sable Island, a slim crescent of
Nova Scotia is one of Canada’s three Maritime provinces, and one of the four provinces which form Atlantic Canada. Its provincial capital is Halifax.
Many Nova Scotia ship wrecks were banking schooners. During exceptionally stormy weather conditions, it was not uncommon for these sail-powered vessels while fishing far from port to be overwhelmed. Several disappeared with the loss of all hands without any word of exactly what happened. Owners, relatives and loved ones remained
I am sure that all of you have heard of the Halifax Explosion of 1917. If not, then hang your head in shame and read our article on The Halifax Explosion of 1917! While the Halifax Explosion of 1917 was a calamity, it was not the only major wartime explosion
In many ways December 6th, 1917 was a typical early winter day in Halifax . The sun was bright in a clear sky and the ground was clear of snow. A light haze hung over the harbor, but visibility was generally very good. But what started out as a typical
There is not too much information to be found on the phenomenon of the profile in the window of St. Paul's Church in Halifax. Indeed, even the official history of the church does not mention it. St. Paul's Anglican Church has stood in the center of downtown Halifax for almost 250
If I told you that there was a buried treasure on Oak Island. An Island just off the coast of Nova Scotia. In a spot called The Money Pit, would you believe me? After all this area of North America was a favorite stomping ground for pirates in the 18th century.
One of the great maritime mysteries is The Mary Celeste Ghost Ship. (some debate over the name as Marie Celeste) Over 125 years ago, the ship was found floating, with no crew, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. She was in perfect condition. The fate of the crew and passengers has
I was first introduced to Alex Storm through his book, Seaweed and Gold. It was a great tale of shipwreck hunting in, of all places, Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia. Alex told the tale of how he searched for, and found, Le Chameau, a French Pay Ship, that have