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The ‘Nightingale’

G'day there! Welcome to another instalment in our Women's History Month series which, if you're coming to this site for the first time, is a Friday feature throughout the month of October here on PEI History Guy dot com. Last... Continue Reading →

First Contact

G'day there! Welcome to the second week of Mi'kmaq History Month! As you'll recall, last Wednesday we took a look at the lifestyle of Mi'kmaq people on the Island in the period before European contact. And so today, I thought... Continue Reading →

Heirloom from Holland

G'day there! Well, it's been an absolute nutter of a week here, but I'm happy to report that Deli Gasta is more or less officially opening as of tomorrow (Saturday)! It was a heckuva process to get it up and... Continue Reading →

Islanders and the Shattered City

G'day there! I had no intention of writing this post; however, I was inspired to do so this past Sunday (December 6). That day, as it has done for the last 98 years, Halifax, Nova Scotia, marked the anniversary of... Continue Reading →

One Map to Rule Them All

G'day there! I suppose I probably should have written on this sooner. I certainly intended to back when I started this draft in July. But you know what they say about the road to Hell and good intentions and all... Continue Reading →

Marblehead Marauders: The (Unauthorized) Invasion of 1775 – Part Three

G'day there! Remember last week, when I said that this week I would reveal how - thanks to a bit of a merit and a great deal of luck - I finally managed to land a contract all on my own? Well,... Continue Reading →

Marblehead Marauders: The (Unauthorized) Invasion of 1775 – Part Two

G'day there! Welcome to the second act of Marblehead Marauders: The (Unauthorized) Invasion of 1775.  If you'll recall from last week, our story begins with the outbreak of the Revolutionary War and the hasty dispatch of the first two naval vessels... Continue Reading →

Marblehead Marauders: The (Unauthorized) Invasion of 1775 – Part One

G'day there! This week, we head back to the 18th century for part one of a three-part miniseries that looks at two of my favorite things, the history of Prince Edward Island and the American Revolution, and how they combined... Continue Reading →

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