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      Halifax city busses

      Halifax Mar 29, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      Am looking to take city bus from Scotia Square Terminal to Lord Nelson Hotel in near future. How would I go about it? And thanks.

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      Halifax Mar 29, 2014 at 12:16 PM

      Pomerol, where do I pick up "Bus 14" in Scotia Square? Will be dropped off there by Metro X bus from airport. Thanks.

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      Halifax Apr 9, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      Hi we are in Halifax for a short day in July, it seems Peggy Cove is over rated so was considering taking a Tall Ship tour ,Thoughts please and is it easy to do your own rather than an excursion with the cruise ship we are on. Thanks in advance :)

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    • STONE FOR CRUSHING HEMLOCK BARK!!

      by MacNeill Online Now Apr 26, 2004 at 5:20 PM

      I am looking for the location of the Stone, in Sherbrooke Village, that was taken there by the Nova Scotia Museum - about 1970. However, a tannery has not been built there at this date (Spring 1981) This is referenced in "Industries of Wentworth" by Ira Brown, born 1895, under Shoe Factory" pages 188-198 in the book: Lore of North Cumberland, by Harry R. Brown and others. The stone was made by Robert L. MacNeill, father of the late C.C. MacNeill of Oxford, who had a small tannery and shoe factory by the brook on the James A. Brown place, Lower Wentworth. He tanned his own leather. He built an ingenious method for crushing the hemlock bark. The main item in the process was a large round stone, about four and one half feet in diameter and eight inches thick with a hub cut in the centre through which a large wooden axle protruded and extended out so that a horse could be hitched to it and the large serrated stone followed a circular trough in which the bark and some water lay. As the horse moved in a circle the bard was efficiently chewed up and made available in its role of tanning the hide.