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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