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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Lennie Gallant at the deCoste on Thursday

PICTOU  – Multi-award winning songwriter and 2017 East Coast Music Awards Entertainer of the Year Lennie Gallant tours Searching For Abegweit: The Island Songs & Stories this fall and will be at the deCoste on Thursday, October 26 for a 7:30 p.m. showtime. The critically acclaimed production, Searching For Abegweit, stars Gallant presenting his folk-rock-roots...

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“It was blowing a gale …”

October 5th 1951 was a grey, foggy ghostlike day. Pictou Island’s Spike MacDonald had returned from Caribou with his lobster boat and reported that the car ferry operating between Caribou and Prince Edward Island, The Charles A. Dunning, had run aground on the Gull Rock Reef. It was blowing a gale from the northeast the...

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Anchor Motors transfers to new ownership

STELLARTON – Anchor Motors is changing hands. Shauna and Marc Comeau, owners of Anchor Motors, announced today that they have entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Pat Morris, owner of the Morris Automotive Group based in Prince Edward Island. The Morris Automotive Group assume ownership of Anchor Motors effective in Spring 2017. Anchor...

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