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Ice: A historic link for Pictou Islanders. The story of the Ice boat during the early 1900s.

 
"Amid the waters of the Northumberland Strait lies a jewel called Pictou Island."
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Pictou Island Location
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West End rocks
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Pictou Island rests on red sandstone of the Permian Age.
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Pictou Island has a rock base exposed by the action of the water around the coast line.
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The West End Lighthouse is surrounded by red boulder clay.
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Frederick DesBarres
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Joseph Howe     December 13, 1804 - June 1, 1873
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West End, Pictou Island
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Admiral Sir Alexander Forrester Inglis Cochrane (1785-1832)
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About 1819, the first Scots arrived on the Island.
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Crossing the Ice
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Cover from a 1933 diary
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1933 Diary
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Diary from 1933 Nov-Dec
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1933 Diary pages
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Jack 'Happy' MacDonald
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Happy MacDonald and Wife
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