If rumors, legends and gleaned bits and pieces of information have any substance in fact, then the largest hoard of pirate treasure in Nova Scotia, and perhaps the world, lies hidden somewhere at Black Hole Harbour.I have been visiting Black Hole Harbour off and on for over twenty years, first
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.
In June 1945 a U-190 surrendered at Bay Bulls, Newfoundland. It was officially commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy. The ship was piloted from Bay Bulls, by Royal Navy Lt. Mewburn Philip Woods (pictured below in the circle) who resides in Halifax to this date.In the summer of 1945 the first duty
The U-190, launched in Germany on 3 June 1942. It left Germany on its first working patrol on 20 February 1943, returning to its base at Lorient, France on 30 March. Thereafter it made a total of six working cruises into the Atlantic before surrendering on the last of these to
In recent years Halifax’s Edward Cornwallis statue has been attacked by ninjas, doused in fake blood and given street-art gender reassignment surgery via a felt vagina (photo below).It’s a strange turn of fortunes for a man who for generations was quietly revered by many Nova Scotians as the founder of
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
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.