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Tragedies mar winter of 1951

October 5th 1951 was a grey, foggy ghostlike day. Pictou Island’s Spike MacDonald had returned from Caribou with his lobster boat and reported that...

1959: A year of celebrations

Snow turned the ground white on November 30th 1958 and light snow fell during the month of December. First snowstorm of 1959 occurred January 5th...

First TV on Pictou Island was a big hit

My father built a new boat, “EMMA ROSE”, for Leonard Turple the summer of 1956. That year saw a very mild fall season.Leonard and...

More of the good old days on Pictou Island …

The fall season was very mild and there was no snow on the ground for Christmas Day 1957. Enough snow fell on January 3,...

Winter of 1956 …

Unlike the previous two winters, 1956 was much more severe. Winter set in early with about three inches of snow falling on November 11th 1955....

More memories from bygone days …

Malkie Patterson from Pictou Island and Honey Langille from Caribou were united in marriage on September 29th 1955. A number of Pictou Islanders went...

In the beginning …

(Editor's note: The Advocate is very happy to welcome back Jim Turple and his Pictou Island Memories, a column that ran for many years...