New home construction, curfews and a broken washing machine …

Scott Falconer and Charlie MacMillan sailed their boats from Pictou Island to the mainland on July 16, 1962.  They transported two boatloads of lumber back to Pictou Island for the construction of Scott and Rita’s new home.  Duncan and Roy MacCallum along with Scott began construction of the new three-bedroom house on July 30th. Many...

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Pictou Island Christmas 1959

The weather during the month of December 1959 remained mild, middle to high 30s Fahrenheit, the wind blew hard from the south nearly every day and it rained a lot. Jimmie MacDonald and wife Viney were found deceased in their burnt out home on December 10. Consequently, over the next several days, Arnold MacMillan kept...

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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 during March and the strait ice was breaking up. Cecil Rankin and my brother Vincent made the first strait crossing from Pictou Island to Pictou that year in Cecil’s boat on...

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