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1962: Fishing, a wedding and giant ice cream cones…

The winter snow and ice in the Northumberland Strait started leaving early in the spring of 1962. Most of the winter snow had gone...

A wedding, a tractor and a telephone: Pictou Island in 1954

PICTOU ISLAND 1954 A very mild winter occurred 1954. There was no snow anywhere on the ground for the month of February. Pictou Island's only...

From Howard and Jessie MacCallum’s 1965 diary …

I struck up a great friendship with a young man from Cape Breton named Gerald Campbell when I became employed at Michelin Tires in...

“It was blowing a gale …”

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...

Snowstorms and stitches …

The first day of 1961 saw snow on the ground. A lot of snow had fallen the month of December 1960 and snow flurries...

A new boat …

It was a cold 10 degrees Fahrenheit day on January 8, 1960. On that day, a little bit of scattered ice could be seen...

Helicopter rescue, birth of sheep and an election year …

It was a cold 10 degrees Fahrenheit day on January 8th 1960. On that day, a little bit of scattered ice could be seen...

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...
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