Unlucky with boats

My grandfather Elias Turple’s twin brother Charles ran the Pictou Island Ferry Service from the island to the mainland during the early years of the 1900s. Charles Turple’s first boat used for this ferry service was called DOT. Luck was not to be with Captain Charles and he lost the DOT while transporting supplies in...

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Twin Turple brothers built boats

I have taken much pride in sharing information about the various boats my father had built and raced during his lifetime. My father, however, was not the only Turple to build boats. Boat building was in the Turple blood for many years. I have done research as far back as possible and have discovered that...

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Whale of a donation …

Members of the Lobster Fishers of Area 26A presented a major donation to the Pictou Lobster Carnival. Committee chairperson Shawn McNamara, left, and media relations officer Kent Corbett, centre, received cheques totalling more than $6,000 from local fisherman Tracy MacCarthy on behalf of his fellow fishers. The following wharves collected either monetary contributions or a...

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Ferry boats and storms …

I wrote this story approximately 17 years ago and much has changed over those years … My grandfather Elias Turple twin brother Charles ran the Pictou Island Ferry Service from the island to the mainland during the early years off the 1900s. Charles Turple’s first boat used for this ferry service was called DOT. That...

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Silver spirits

For Thomas Steinhart, distilling isn’t just a business or a labour of love, its a family tradition. Years of perfecting recipes have paid off for Steinhart after he recently captured a silver in the very prestigious and notoriously tough Berlin International Spirits Competition for Steinhart’s gin. Originally from Germany himself, the win not only meant...

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