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Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada
This site is always under construction.
Nova Scotia stuff
This site, /Athens/3116/, was "staked out" 7 February 1996,|
and the first page file was uploaded to this site
at 3:35pm AST on 8 February 1996.
At that time, GeoCities had about 28,000 homesteaders.
On 18 March 1998, GeoCities had 1,700,000 homesteaders.
As of April 1998, this website
is among the oldest 2% of GeoCities homesteads.
This site has been operated continuously, from 1996, by the same webmaster
and hosted continuously by the same company. The original 1996 URL was
In 1999, when Yahoo Incorporated bought GeoCities, it became
In July 2002, the URL was changed to
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Hurricane Juan Report by Nova Scotia Power Inc.
Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
Welsford-Parker monument, Crimean War Halifax
S.S. Atlantic 1873: memorial at Sandy Cove Terence Bay
Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater
Memorial: Commonwealth Air Training Program, 1940-1945 Middleton
Captain James Cook monument Halifax
Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Grand Pre
Abraham Gesner monument Chipman Corner
1849 Nova Scotia Pony Express monument Victoria Beach
1747 Attack at Grand Pre monument Grand Pre
Marconi's Three Transatlantic Radio Stations in Cape Breton
Marconi Wireless Telegraph in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia's Electronic Attic
Specializing in on-line information about Nova Scotia
Fieldwood Heritage Society Canning
Wolfville Historical Society
Nova Scotia Schools on the Internet
Nova Scotia Quotations
Nova Scotia Pony Express, 1849
A Fierce War: The Electric Telegraph Lines Between New York and Halifax
...The vexations endured by the Associated Press management in the early days (1849-1850) were aggravated by dissentions which grew up between the managers of some of the Morse telegraph lines and the press. There were also contentions between the members of the press in Boston and other places, fanned if not engendered by the jealousies of some of the Morse lines, and especially by those under the control of F.O.J. Smith. This gentleman refused to have steamers' news come over his line from Halifax, for the Associated Press, unless they dismissed Mr. Craig, then acting as their Halifax agent. This led to a rupture, by which the press of Boston became divided. The Association retained Mr. Craig, and ran a special locomotive express at an enormous expense with each steamer's news, from Portland to Boston, there being no telegraph between these two points except that owned by Smith. From Boston it came over by the Bain line to New York. The Association also, by its encouragement, caused a company to extend the Bain line from Boston to Portland, where it connected with the lines extending thence to Halifax, and which were beyond the control of Smith. The war was a very fierce one; many phamphlets appeared on both sides, including
one by Mr. Craig in his defence against Smith's charges. The latter left no stone unturned. Among other efforts to thwart the Association, it is said that he endeavored to get control of one of the links on the Halifax line east of Portland. He also appealed to the Provincial Legislature of New Brunswick, and protested against the management of the Halifax line by its superintendent; but all without avail. His success in putting the newspaper press by the ears was not only less difficult, but more complete. At one time Smith refused to receive and transmit private messages handed in by merchants and others for Halifax, or to let anything come over his line from Halifax...
[Page 140, Historical Sketch of the Electric Telegraph, by Alexander Jones, 1852, published by George E. Putnam, New York.]
(Alexander Jones was the first General Manager of the Associated Press in New York.)
Bay of Fundy, Satellite View
Image by World View Digital Imagery Ltd., Falmouth, Nova Scotia
Tides at Burntcoat Head, Hants County, Nova Scotia.
The world's highest tides occur in the Bay of Fundy, between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and the highest tides in the Bay of Fundy occur at Burntcoat Head.
Official Tide Gauge Installed at Burntcoat Head
Minas Tides — Eighth Wonder of the World one of Ed Coleman's columns
Spring Equinox dates and times of day, for a thousand years
Westray Scrapbook Fifty clippings about the Westray coal mine disaster
Westray Coal Mine Disaster
Index to the On-Line Transcript Westray Mine Public Inquiry hearings
Photograph of my workplace at 3 am, 10 January 1997
Historical Errors in The Dominion Institute's Great Questions series
UARB Power Failure Report The official report of the Nova Scotia Utilities and Review Board, requested by Premier Russell MacLellan, "into the manner in which Nova Scotia Power Inc. provided service to its customers during Power Outages occurring on its System during the months of November and December 1997."
The 1901 Transatlantic Radio Experiment, (site 1) Marconi in Newfoundland
The 1901 Transatlantic Radio Experiment, (site 2) Marconi in Newfoundland
The 1887 Strawberry Swindle
Maguire letter, pages 4 and 1 left half, page 4 — right half, page 1
Maguire letter, pages 2 and 3 left half, page 2 — right half, page 3
Explanation of the Maguire letter
Text of the Maguire letter
Photographs by G. Wayne Hines, Kentville.
The Dominion Atlantic Railway, which operated in the Annapolis Valley for nearly 100 years, was abandoned on 29 August 1994. That same day, the Windsor & Hantsport Railway, a new short line company, bought all the remaining track, and began operations.
In December 1996, the W&HR built a new siding at New Minas. Here are five photographs taken during the construction of that new siding, which has a capacity of eight cars. The first train to use this siding arrived on 26 December 1996, when the daily freight westbound from Windsor Junction stopped here to run the engines around the train for the trip back to Windsor. This was the first train to operate along this section of the main line since 16 September 1993, when the Last Train From Kentville passed here eastbound. Until January 1990, there was daily passenger service along this main line, between Yarmouth and Halifax.
Laying new track in the Annapolis Valley
Photograph #1 At the east switch of the new siding, looking eastward along the main line toward Wolfville and Windsor.
Photograph #2 Construction equipment, backhoe and tamper. The main line is in the foreground.
Photograph #3 At the west switch of the new siding, looking eastward along the main line toward Wolfville and Windsor.
Photograph #4 At the east switch of the new siding, looking westward along the main line toward Kentville. The track gang has just finished work for the day. We see piles of crushed stone, ready to be spread as ballast for the siding. Some crushed stone has been spread over the switch ties. In the distance we can see the highway overpass, which carries Middle Dyke Road over the W&HR main line and the Cornwallis River. As of November 1996 - March 1997, the end of track is about 1000 feet beyond this overpass.
Photograph #5 The tamper stands on the new siding at New Minas; on the main line is the weed cutting machine rented from CP for four weeks. The weed cutter has hydraulically-powered arms that can reach as far as 30 feet on either side of the track, to cut brush and small trees with rotating cutting blades — much like a lawn mower on steroids. Crushed rock ballast has been dumped on the new track. The next step is for the workers to use track jacks to lift and level the new track; then, to complete the job, the tamper will force crushed rock under the ties to make the track permanently level. After this, the track will be finished and ready for use.
Reproduction (image) of an invoice for software, November 1983 773 kilobytes
for Commodore PET computers at the Bridgewater High School
Invoice Date 23 11 83
Code Title Price
1 F0M100 MERL PHYS 1 DISK PET 110.00
1 F0M190 WAV VIBRTON DISK PET 138.00
1 F0M390 LAB SIMLATN DISK PET 99.00
1 F0M559 MATH SCI SRS 12PR PE 207.00
1 F0M737 ELEC 16 SERIES PET 275.00
1 F2M190 CM NMN SR PET-64 DSK 66.00
1 F5M211 CLS MGR 2 PET-64 DSK 95.00
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Ivan Smith 902-582-3783
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