Category: The White Fence

The White Fence, issue #94

march 2021 Editorial Dear Friends, The sea is in the blood of most Maritimers. This could not be truer than for Captain George Anderson and his family. The great grandparents of Captain George were Yorkshire immigrants who came to our shores in 1772 and a direct descendent, Jesse Irwin Anderson, died in 1936. This article… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #93

february 2021 Editorial Dear Friends, Come with us on two exciting journeys! The first is a trip by horse and sleigh in the early part of the twentieth century when horses were still the primary mode of transportation. But this is no ordinary trip; Frank Ward and daughter Teckla travelled by sleigh around the Jolicure… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #92

december 2020 Editorial Dear Friends, One way or another, we all leave an imprint on the land. In an exercise of historical and archeological investigation, Paul Bogaard has researched the homes of the Seaman family in Minudie. But first, a little background: Amos Peck “King” Seaman was born in Wood Creek near Sackville, New Brunswick,… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #91

October 2020 Special Edition: Coping with Covid-19 Editorial Dear Friends, The coronavirus, commonly referred to as Covid-19, has essentially upended our economic and social world. With the country being in the midst of this pandemic, changes and modifications to our “normal” activities have become essential to our lives. The work of the Tantramar Heritage Trust… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #90

 April 2020 Closed for Now These are certainly unprecedented and difficult times we’re living in. As you may know, our museums have been closed to the public since March 16, 2020, in accordance with the government’s directive. We don’t know what this means for summer programs and events, but at this time it looks like… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #89

february 2020 Editorial Dear Friends, I take great pleasure in introducing you to very special people of our community – then and now! First of all, I invite you to meet Marilyn (Wheaton) Keller, a very proud United Empire Loyalist descendant. Marilyn details the life of her Loyalist ancestor Thomas Wheaton who arrived at 25… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #88

november 2019 Editorial Dear Friends, Some of you will be getting this Remembrance Day newsletter a bit later than was intended (i.e. beyond 11 November). Computer problems and a nasty cold made it impossible for your devoted editor to do otherwise under these circumstances. In this issue, we introduce you to Norman Jesse Rogers of… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #87

september 2019 Editorial Dear Friends, This issue of your newsletter includes three articles spanning a period beginning in 1686, through to 1788, and ending in the 1980s. All deal with “quirky” topics, which, once you absorb all the fascinating details, will carry you effortlessly through those times. As the saying goes “it’s all in the… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #86

april 2019 Editorial This issue of your newsletter contains two very interesting Maritime topics of our past: shipbuilding and the dangers of seafaring in the 19th century. In the mid-1800s, Sackville had three active shipyards: the Purdy, Dixon and Boultenhouse shipyards. As you read about the Purdy shipyard, you may find it interesting how the… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #85

january 2019 Editorial One hundred and fifty years ago, in the early years of Confederation, the Maritime Provinces largely consisted of a scattering of small communities. As the country grew and prospered, growing cities absorbed many of these. Some, such as Johnson’s Mills, Minudie and Midgic (to name just a few), are today remnants of… Continue reading…