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  • Heritage Boat Launch - Canada Day 2017

    Heritage Boat Launch - Louisbourg Nova Scotia, The story around how it all came about. 

  • Point Prim Lighthouse

    Point Prim Lighthouse

    A visit to the oldest and only brick lighthouse on PEI, lovingly restored.

  • Our Victoria Day Long Weekend

    A little story of our trip along the Fundy coast and some of the interesting things we saw.

  • Panmure Island Lighthouse

    Panmure Island Lighthouse

    Another one of PEI’s charming lighthouses.

  • St. Peters & Battery Point

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  • Red River and Pleasant Bay

    This image of Pleasant bay is not all you will find in this area or this article. Read more by clicking this link.

  • West Point Lighthouse at the end of the boardwalk at Cedar Dunes Provincial Park

    West Point Lighthouse & Inn along with the fabulous beach are a must see.

  •  Bay St. Lawrence, Meat Cove and Hideaway

    This Blog has tales of 3 different areas located in the Highlands of Cape Breton including Meat Cove or the end of the earth-  isolation at its finest.

  • Orwell Corner Historic Village - PEI

    Orwell Corner is a must see when visiting PEI. Plan to spend the day. It is amazing.

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Springhill Miner's Museum and Monument

Visited a place I had heard a lot about because of the tragedies the community faced, Springhill Nova Scotia. This was a mining community until the last disaster in 1958 where 75 miners died in a “bump” another 99 trapped and rescued.Miners Museum

This was the third of mining disasters including two explosions in 1891 and 1956. Both as the one in 1958 leading to death and heroic rescue.

The Springhill Miner’s Museum is a must visit. Lots of artifacts, newspaper reports, surface buildings to visit and a chance to go underground into one of the mine shafts with knowledgeable tour guides who know a lot of history about miner’s life and the disasters.

Also take the time to visit the miner's memorial in Springhill dedicated to the miners who died in these disasters and the men who died in single incidents. There wasn’t a year that went by that a name isn’t listed.

The photo was taken in the miner's wash house, Miner's Museum and shows how they hung their clothes from the rafters.