Nova Scotia

McNutt's Island Lighthouse

Posted on: Thu, 09/02/2010 - 15:15 By: Mike

Whether it's how quiet the place is, the wild sheep milling about, or the incredible view, there's something about this spot that just completely captures you the moment you arrive. Standing at the opening of the fence, taking in the entire view of this location, if you're like me, you instantly go shutter happy.

As with Fort McNutt, just a stone's throw away, I would like to again thank our generous Ferryman, and our fantastic guide for making this experience possible.

Fort McNutt

Posted on: Mon, 08/30/2010 - 15:15 By: Mike


During WWII, Shelburne, Nova Scotia was designated as an alternate port to Halifax Harbour. As such, the entrance to the Roseway River needed to be protected. Fort McNutt was constructed in 1939, and was in operation until 1943. It was garrisoned by the 104th Coast Artillery Battery.

St. John's Anglican Church

Posted on: Tue, 08/17/2010 - 15:15 By: Mike

In 2001, this incredible, old church burned almost to the ground. The committee faced three choices. First, to place a monument on the location of the church and move on. Second, to build a new, more modern church. Third, and most expensively, to build the church as an exact replica of the original. Obviously from the pictures, they chose the third, and most difficult option.

Lower Branch Sawmill

Posted on: Sun, 08/15/2010 - 15:15 By: Mike

If you didn't know it was here, and you were driving by at any speed, you're quite likely to miss this place, at least during the summer months. The lighting inside was a little strange for picture-taking, but with much of the equipment left behind, it was an interesting explore.

Teleglobe Canada

Posted on: Thu, 08/12/2010 - 15:15 By: Mike


Teleglobe traces its origins back to the formation of Canadian Overseas Telecommunications Corporation in 1950. COTC was a Crown Corporation operating as the exclusive provider of telecommunications services to and from Canada, first by VHF radio, later using newer technologies as they became available.

George's Island

Posted on: Tue, 08/10/2010 - 15:15 By: Mike


Originally named Ile a la Raquette (Snowshoe Island), this island located in Halifax harbour was renamed George Island in 1749 after King George II. From the mid-18th century until after World War II, it played a part in the defense of Halifax.

During the 1750's, the island served as a prison of Acadians during the Great Upheaval.

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