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Margaretsville Lighthouse

Margaretsville Lighthouse viewed from the cobble beach at low tide Related Posts:Margaretsville LighthouseMargaretsville LighthouseWinter wavesSt Andrews Lighthouse

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St. John’s Anglican Church – Port Williams

St. John’s Anglican Church St. John’s Anglican Church was built between 1804 and 1812. The building was designated as a Nova Scotia heritage place on 10 March 1987. Related Posts:St. John Evangelist Anglican ChurchSt Peter’s Anglican ChurchThe churches of Nova … Continue reading

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Hippo Oil

A Hippo Oil can that I found while poking about in the old Bevan townsite Hippo Oil was a Canadian product used to protect and preserve floors and wood. As far as I know it was a cousin of linseed … Continue reading

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Halifax Harbour Ferries

Halifax Harbour ferries Viola Desmond and Craig Blake were built by A.F. Theriault & Son Limited in Meteghan River. Viola Desmond in 2016, and Craig Blake in 2015. Craig Blake in Dartmouth On May 3, 2010, 37-year-old Petty Officer Second … Continue reading

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Canadian Forces Base Cornwallis – The Coach House

The Coach House – one of the buildings at the former Canadian Forces Base Cornwallis The Coach House is a garage for the former mansion at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Cornwallis. It was taken over by HMCS Cornwallis in 1942 … Continue reading

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Margaretsville Lighthouse

Margaretsville Lighthouse – Bay of Fundy, Margaretsville Built in 1859, the Margaretsville Lighthouse is a square wooden tower with sloping sides, Constructed in the common pepper-shaker style, the lighthouse is 9.4 meters high with a wide black horizontal stripe. The … Continue reading

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Canadian Forces Base Cornwallis – barracks

One of the barracks at the former Canadian Forces Base Cornwallis HMCS Cornwallis began as a training facility for new entry seamen and subsequently expanded to include the Leadership Division for naval officers, and summer training for cadets in the … Continue reading

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Fort Point Museum

Fort Point Museum Fort Point is located on a narrow point of the LaHave River, across from Kraut Point and Romkey Head on Dublin Bay. You might think that this being Fort Point, that the lighthouse would be the Fort … Continue reading

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St. John Evangelist Anglican Church

The back entrance and a view of Crooked Channel St. John Evangelist Anglican Church is a small Victorian Gothic Revival building located on Bell Island in the LaHave Islands, on a hill overlooking Crooked Channel. The church was built and … Continue reading

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HMCS Cormorant (ASL 20)

HMCS Cormorant was a Royal Canadian Navy dive tender.  She started life in 1965 as Aspa Quarto, an Italian stern trawler fishing vessel. Aspa Quarto was purchased by the Canadian Navy in July 1975 and taken to Davie Shipbuilding at … Continue reading

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