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... is part of the recurring theme in Atlantic Canada: dwelling on the past.
Maritimers are a friendly bunch, always with a smile, a greeting or a wave when you pass. They also love to tell you stories about how things "used to be". They speak of depleted fish stocks and the youth leaving town because there are no jobs left. When a hurricane advisory hit the airwaves less than a week into our trip, the locals ...
... the greatest marine disasters in recorded history, the story of RMS Titanic begins in Southampton, England on April 10, 1912, when the vessel left on her maiden voyage. For some of those who lost their lives aboard the ill-fated ship, Halifax, Nova Scotia is where the story ended.
On Sunday, April 14 at 11:40 pm, the Titanic struck a giant iceberg and by ...
... to find a solution and we were underway again
the next morning only slightly off schedule.
Another 38 hour run, watching the sun set and then rise
again before making port in Beaufort, North Carolina. Dinner ashore, washed
down with a couple of bottles of red and it was back on the water at dawn for a
slow easy trip up the Intra Coastal Waterway. With the seas too rough for
passage we cruised the back rivers, waving to the locals on their ...
... post, protested to the English government. As a result in June of 1749, the British sent Colonel Edward Cornwallis to establish the town of Halifax. The name made sound familiar as his nephew General Charles Cornwallis would surrender to General Washington at Yorktown, effectively ending the Revolutionary War. Edward Cornwallis was unhappy with the group of English cockneys and disbanded soldiers and sailors, he had been given to form the new settlement. He said there were few ...
... We headed back to our hostel to drop our car off so we could then spend sometime exploring the town of Saint John. We had received a brochure from the tourist information office the day before which included three historical and architectural self guided walks of the town. After having a brief read of the brochure I was keen to check out some of the listed buildings and to simply wander the streets to get a feel of the town and its past. So that is what we did.....what better place to ...