Cornwallis Inn

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The Cornwallis Inn in Kentville began as the Aberdeen Hotel, a wooden second empire style hotel built in 1892 behind the Kentville Station. It was purchased by the Dominion Atlantic Railway in 1919, renovated, landscaped, and renamed the Cornwallis Inn.

In 1930 the Cornwallis Inn was demolished and replaced by a larger Cornwallis Inn on Main Street. It opened on December 9, 1930 after a construction period of two hundred and eight days.

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The Cornwallis Inn was considered one of the most architecturally beautiful hotels in Canada. It contained ninety guest rooms (including four luxury suites) and ten sample rooms for commercial travellers. The hotel had a head porter, bell boys, maitre d’hote, accounting department, chef, maid service, full kitchen and dining-room staff, clerks, stationary engineers and drivers.

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In 1963 the well-kept flower beds, shade trees, shrubbery, and walks were removed to accommodate retail shops. In 1973 the Cornwallis Inn shut down, and remained closed until until extensive renovations were completed in 1976.

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Extensive renovations are currently underway to restore the main hotel level to it’s former glory.

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The hotel is also home to Maritime Express Cider, a cidery and taproom with a wonderful atmosphere.

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Walton River

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The Walton River cascading under the Highway 215 bridge, as it flows into the Minas Basin on the ebbing tide.

The Walton River cascading under the Highway 215 bridge, as it flows into the Minas Basin on the ebbing tide.

and some video…

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Storm Clouds

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Spring storm clouds as I drive along Nova Scotia Highway 101

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Digby fishboat

The fishing boat Second Secret on the hard in Digby

The fishing boat Second Secret on the hard in Digby

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Digby fishboat – Becky & Boys

The fishing boat Becky & Boys on the hard in Digby

The fishing boat Becky & Boys on the hard in Digby

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Digby fishboat – Autumn Mist

The fishing boat Autumn Mist in Digby

The fishing boat Autumn Mist in Digby

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Greenwood Military Aviation Museum – CT-133 Silver Star

Lockheed/Canadair CT-133 at the entrance to CFB Greenwood

Lockheed/Canadair CT-133 Silver Star at the entrance to CFB Greenwood

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Digby fishboat – Majestic Lady

The wooden hulled Majestic Lady was built in 1988 by Walter Longmire, Granville Ferry

Majestic lady in Digby

The wooden hulled Majestic Lady was built in 1988 by Walter Longmire, Granville Ferry

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Greenwood Military Aviation Museum – CP-140A Arcturus

Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus at the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum

Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus at the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum

A variant of the CP-140 Aurora, the CP-140A Arcturus was not equipped with surface and sub-surface warfare equipment. This made the Arcturus more fuel efficient, and well suited for crew training duties, maritime surface reconnaissance, support for search-and-rescue, and Arctic sovereignty patrols.

The Arcturus possessed a superior AN/APS-507 surface search radar, but did not have an integrated mission computer, or mission systems that are on the Aurora.

Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus at the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum

All three Arcturus were based at 14 Wing and have been retired.

  • Crew: Mission minimum 8, typically 12 to 15
  • Capacity: 20
  • Length: 35.61 m (116 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 30.38 m (99 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 10.49 m (34 ft 5 in (at 125,500 lb))
  • Loaded weight: 27,892 kg (61,362 lb)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Allison T-56-A-14-LFE turboprop engines, 4600 SHP
  • Maximum speed: 750 km/h (405 kn, 462 mph)
  • Range: 9,300 km (5,000 nmi, 5,737 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 10,700 m (35,100 ft)
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Greenwood Military Aviation Museum CC-130E Hercules

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The Lockheed CC-130E Hercules at the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum

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CC-130E RCAF 130328 was fitted with experimental satellite communication antenna 1978 through 1983. She jumped her wheel chocks during an engine run up at CFB Trenton in 1983 and ran into 130320 causing extensive damage to both aircraft.

She was operated by 436 Squadron at CFB Trenton, Ontario  1991 to 2008, and then by CFB Greenwood, NS with No. 413 Squadron at CFB Greenwood from 2009 to 2011.

She was withdrawn from use when hours expired on 12 December 2011, stored stored at CFB Greenwood until April 2012 when she was transported to the museum.

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