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      nightlife in Lunenburg nova scotia

      Lunenburg Jul 6, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      Is there any nightlife or live music in Lunenburg ns in august?

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      Cape Breton Island Jun 14, 2014 at 7:05 AM

      we are planning a trip fromToronto and would like to drive to Maine and then to ST John's catche the ferry and land in Dibgy Nova Scotia--From the drive to the cabot trial-Is this even possible to do in 2 weeks?? Thanks for any adivise u may pass along--Is there a quicker or better route to do??

    • whale watching in Halifax

      Halifax Jun 25, 2014 at 11:59 PM

      Hi! My family and I are doing a Maritimes road trip and have plan to stay in Halifax for 2 days. We would really like to add whale watching to our itinerary. I would appreciate any and all suggestions!


      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.