Pictou Island mail plane saves Christmas

I was very fortunate recently to have met with and discussed past memories of Pictou Island with Don MacNeil from Little Harbour. During 1946 –1951, Don MacNeil and Colin Cantley flew the Pictou Island mail delivery. They operated their own two planes from Trenton airport for this service. One plane was a two sealer powered...

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A mail plane, a wedding and catalog deliveries …

I was very fortunate recently to have met with and discuss past memories of Pictou Island with Don MacNeil from Little Harbour. During 1946–1951, Don MacNeil and Colin Cantley flew the Pictou Island mail delivery. They operated their own two planes from Trenton airport for this service. One plane was a two seater powered by...

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Cookhouses provided virtual smorgasbord of eats

During the 1960s, one-room community schools in Nova Scotia – including the one on Pictou Island – were in the process of closing their doors. Many Pictou Islanders didn’t want their children leaving their homes alone and moving to the mainland to attend the larger schools. Several Island families began to leave their roots on...

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