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Lights, Camera, Action: The Cradle of Confederation (1925)

G'day there! Right, so last week got a bit out of hand. I apologize for that. I'm supposed to keep things short, but occasionally I do find myself wandering down historical rabbit holes. Anyway, I figured today I'd make it... Continue Reading →

An Englishwoman in America

G'day there! Allow me to introduce you to Lady Isabella Lucy Bird. Never heard of her? Don't worry - before this week, I hadn't either. But as luck would have it, I chanced upon a quote of hers pertaining to... 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 →

Point Prim Lights The Way

G'day there! As I mentioned in my last post, part of my overhaul of this site includes updates on my work as a freelance historian. So if you'll indulge me, let's hop in my imaginary time machine and head on... 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 →

“Who’s Yer Father?”: The Obligatory Introduction

G'day there! Readers from Prince Edward Island have no doubt picked up on where I'm going with the title of this post; but for those of you who don't call PEI home, you may want a bit of an explanation.... Continue Reading →

Under Construction

G'day there! If you've stumbled across this site, you've probably noticed that it is currently a barren wasteland.  You see, this past Wednesday we had a classic nor'easter (snowstorm) here in PEI, and at some point during the day, I... Continue Reading →

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