The sinking of the Wendy R.

It was Sunday night, September 17th 1995 and the local fall herring fishery was ongoing. Local fisherman Leonard Turple with crew Fred Scanlan and Gordon Corbet were preparing to leave the Caribou wharf. Leonard suddenly realized that he had forgotten his rubber boots. Fred and Gordon prepared the nets and buoys on the 42-foot long...

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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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