This folding marlinspike is a donation from the Miramichi Historical Society. A marlinspike is used in such tasks as unlaying rope for splicing, untying knots, drawing line tight, and joining ropes under tension.
The marlinspike may be a separate tool or, like this one, one item on a pocket knife. ... See MoreSee Less
Understanding that the current health guidelines prevent public events, and wishing to maintain the comfort and safety of our presenters and guests, we have chosen to cancel the 2021 Speaker Series, for the present time. We hope to be able to present the event to you in the future, and are looking into ways in which that might be accomplished. We appreciate your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience. ... See MoreSee Less
As it turns out, the Adriatic built on Beaubears Island was also lost, but in 1882, rather than in 1864. This took place a little closer to home, in the Strait of Belle Isle, which separates the Labrador Peninsula from the island of Newfoundland. ... See MoreSee Less
For many years, we thought that the Adriatic, built on Beaubears Island in 1856, was a casualty of the American Civil War. We knew that the Adriatic was burned by the Tallahassee, a cruiser in the Confederate States Navy, in 1864. The only problem was, it wasn't our Adriatic, this one was built in New York.
Check back later today to find out what happened the Beaubears-built version! ... See MoreSee Less
A "ditty bag" is a small bag used to carry one's personal effects or toiletries while traveling. It gets it's name from "ditto bag", as it usually carried two of every article. This bag, loaned from Ken Weatherby, is from the Avon Queen, which was four-masted vessel built at Hantsport, N.S., in 1917, powered entirely by sail. Its captain was R. Alexander MacLean, who grew up in Hardwicke. ... See MoreSee Less
The Pilot Boat approaches the Avon Queen, in Miramichi Bay, 1934 L-R Avon Queen Capt. RA MacLean, unknown, Pilot Capt. Stan Preston, Crewman JA Duffy.
If I may post, Some interesting info on the Avon Queen here....https://www.saltscapes.com/people-culture-section/people-culture-category/867-the-last-queen.html?fbclid=IwAR0M5jiY819mboxQpv2DWARls5pFExHWh4vQCQFVovJn3Hdu1A6xaTiwAU0
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