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Wilbert Coffin – Wrongfully Executed?

It was June 1953.  Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania natives, 17-year old Richard Lindsey, his father Eugene Lindsey and 20 year-old Frederick Claar left home for a bear hunting trip in the Gaspé. About a month later, their bodies, or what was left of them after bears had mauled them, were found in the
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The Padlock Law

Anyone with more than a passing knowledge of American history can recall the existence of a gentleman named Joseph McCarthy.  His 1947 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC).  They looked for communists under every leaf and bed in America.  This was the post war period and everyone was suspicious of
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ANTICOSTI Island… A Writer’s Dream

In less than the last 400 years, there have been in excess of 400 shipwrecks on the rocky shores of Anticosti Island. Anticosti Island is situated right at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River.  Some 8,000 square kilometres in size, Anticosti Island is large enough to have Prince Edward Island
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The Saguenay Flood

It was a way of life for the people of the Saguenay region.  The sun would rise over the pristine Chicoutimi River.  That was until August 5, 1996. The Saguenay site is in the central northern region of the province.  It includes town such as La Baie, Chicoutimi and Jonquiere.Torrential
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Empress of Ireland Shipwreck

Quick, list the top three shipwrecks in history.  Titanic, Lusitania and ..? The Empress of Ireland was built in Scotland to take part in the lucrative cross-Atlantic market.  The Empress was so fast that it could routinely make the cross in 6 days.One fateful day in 1914 the Empress left Quebec
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Lake Memphremagog Monster Memphre

Inland sea serpents are not unknown of in Canada. The story of the Lake Memphremagog Monster Memphre resembles very closely that of Ogopogo in central BC.Lake Memphremagog is a long finger-like running south from Magog, Quebec (near Sherbrooke) across the Canada/US border to about Newport, Vermont. Nestled in between mountains, the
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Bat Masterson – Sheriff and Gunfighter

Bartholomew William Barclay Masterson was born on November 24, 1853 in Henryville, Quebec.  He died on October 25, 1921 in New York after a long and notorious career as a peace officer and a feared gunfighter.  Bat Masterson was raised on farms in Quebec and Illinois until 1870.  In 1870
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