Creator(s): Moose River Gold Mine Museum
Gold mining was big business on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia in the early 1900s. Several villages, including Moose River had actively producing gold mines. On Easter Sunday April 12th, 1936, disaster struck the Moose River Gold Mine. Three unsuspecting men, Dr. David Robertson, a well-known pediatrician at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, Herman McGill, a Toronto lawyer, and Alfred Scadding, the timekeeper for the Gold Mines, went down into a shaft that had been closed because it was unsafe. Little did they know that they would be stranded down in the mine for ten days and that only two of them would survive.