Category Archives: history

Nova Scotia Textiles

A view of the former Nova Scotia Textiles factory in Windsor

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Falmouth Fruit Company Warehouse

There’s a bit of history about 100 meters south of Highway 100 – to be precise, it’s located at Mile 33.19 from Windsor Junction on the Halifax Subdivision of the Dominion Atlantic Railway. That’s smack dab in Falmouth, sort of… … Continue reading

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Western Forest Products – Jordan River

I was camping across the road in the CRD campground in Jordan River, and did a bit of exploring at the abandoned building that were the headquarters for the Western Forest Products Jordan River logging operations. The buildings are slowly … Continue reading

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The old concrete plant

I shot some stills of the old concrete products plant just south of the weigh station on Highway 1, near Duncan. I’m glad I did, as it was subsequently demolished. The now gone, long abandoned concrete products plant

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Tractors – Windsor

A McCormick-Deering and a Cockshutt tractor at the Nova Scotia Antique Engine & Tractor Association summer show.

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Across Canada – a moving experience

A bit of a mystery here, as I had a difficult time researching what I was looking at in this time-lapse video shot across Ontario Highway 11 from an interpretive trail. Google maps thinks this area is Hardrock Mines or … Continue reading

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Keith Hall

In September 1863, Alexander Keith laid the cornerstone for Keith Hall, his new three-storey home on Hollis Street, just behind his brewery. Keith Hall – Halifax On 17 January 1985 Keith Hall was recognized as a Historic Place under the … Continue reading

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Margaretsville Lighthouse – light on, light off

Margaretsville Lighthouse The light is on, and then the light is off – in a pattern that is unique in this area to help mariners identify the lighthouses they see. Margaretsville Lighthouse

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Alberni Pacific 8427

Alberni Pacific 8427, a 1954 1600 HP Alco RS-3 120 ton  locomotive

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HMCS Sackville National Historic Site of Canada

HMCS Sackville (K181) – Canada’s oldest warship HMCS Sackville is the last of Canada’s 123 Flower-class corvettes, one of many convoy escort vessels built in Canada and the United Kingdom during World War II. In 1988, Sackville was designated a … Continue reading

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