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HaligonianW.R. MacAskill, 1926Nova Scotia Arch…

Haligonian
W.R. MacAskill, 1926
Nova Scotia Archives 20040055

Bluenose leads Haligonian at the start of the …

Bluenose leads Haligonian at the start of the race, 1926 Series
W.R. MacAskill, 1926
Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1987-453 no. 6020

Sworders, Glace BayNova Scotia Information Ser…

Sworders, Glace Bay
Nova Scotia Information Service
Nova Scotia Archives no. NSIS 629

Mattie Morrisey, an early swordfishing schoone…

Mattie Morrisey, an early swordfishing schooner at McGowan’s wharf, Shelburne; Barracks Fields in the background
Frederick McQuahae, circa 1899
Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1982-462 no. 3 / negative no.: N-1616

Tancook whaler Nancy anchored at Peggy’s…

Tancook whaler Nancy anchored at Peggy’s Cove
W.R. MacAskill
Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1987-453 no. 1277

Loss of the RMS Atlantic on the Nova Scotia co…

Loss of the RMS Atlantic on the Nova Scotia coast, 145 years ago today, 1 April 1873:

“When the Atlantic began to capsize, Quartermaster John Speakman of the vessel’s crew succeeded in taking the signal halyards to a rock looming up in front of the vessel. Third Officer Cornelius Brady followed, and together they hauled the forward fore-trysail vang [a heavier rope] from the ship to the rock. Approximately 250 men used this tenuous link, plus three other ropes, to make the 40-yard perilous journey from the vessel to the rock. Later, Speakman swam from the rock to nearby Mosher’s Island with another rope. Although there was now a link from the vessel to the shore, most were too exhausted to make the journey, and only fifty men completed the second stage of the passage to dry land and survival.”

Qr Mast Speakman, SS. Atlantic
Notman Studio, ca. 1873
Nova Scotia Archives  no. 90095

Shipbuilding at Lunenburg, 1950Nova Scotia Inf…

Shipbuilding at Lunenburg, 1950
Nova Scotia Information Service
Nova Scotia Archives no. NSIS 5224

Shipbuilding, Mahone BayNova Scotia Informatio…

Shipbuilding, Mahone Bay
Nova Scotia Information Service
Nova Scotia Archives no. NSIS 15141

97 years ago today:Bluenose launch, Lunenburg,…

97 years ago today:
Bluenose launch, Lunenburg, March 26, 1921
W.R. MacAskill
Nova Scotia Archives 20040012

Shelburne shipbuildingNova Scotia Information …

Shelburne shipbuilding
Nova Scotia Information Service
Nova Scotia Archives no. NSIS 10252