Category: The White Fence

The White Fence, issue #78

November 2017 Editorial Dear friends, Once again, our friend and colleague Colin MacKinnon enlarges our knowledge of the Tantramar. He informs us that in the 18th century, when not fighting wars or insurrections, soldiers sometimes got bored. And as for many of us today, competitive games served to help alleviate the boredom and enliven daily… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #77

november 2017 Editorial Dear friends, Back in the early 1970s, I took a course at Mount Allison University’s Biology Department entitled (if I remember correctly) “Land-use Ecology” taught by Dr. Hinrich Harries. On one of the September field trips to the “Tantramar Marsh” (the area we all know as the “High Marsh Road”), Dr. Harries… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #76

APRIL 2017 Editorial Dear friends, We have quite a variety of stories for you in this issue although there is a common thread to all: Farewell. We say farewell to debt, to Bill Bowser who fought and died for our freedom at Vimy Ridge, to Colin MacKinnon’s great-grandmother Mary Jane (Goodwin) Read who lost her… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #75

JANUARY 2017 Editorial Dear friends, I first came to Sackville in September 1969 from the gently rolling hills of northwestern New Brunswick (Edmundston) to the flat marshlands of Sackville with its striking (it certainly was to me!) collection of numerous (at that time) and distinctive grey covered bridges and marsh barns. Up to this very… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #74

SEPTEMBER 2016 Editorial Dear friends, This is a special treat! History is best told by those who were there and lived it. This is one of those noteworthy occasions. The following are personal reminiscences of Sackville in the form of original typescripts discovered by Rhianna Edwards. Two women wrote of their memories of Sackville spanning… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #73

MAY 2016 Editorial Dear friends, The Tantramar Marshes: the namesake of a vast wetland first transformed centuries ago by the hand of man into arable agricultural land. I first visited the “high marsh” of Sackville back in 1972 on a field trip with Dr. Hinrich Harries of the Biology Department, Mount Allison University, as part… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #72

FEBRUARY 2016 Editorial The creation and building of an early log house was not an easy task; and once the basic log house was built, families had to live through nature’s vagaries and unpredictable behaviour through all four seasons of the year. See how our ancestors managed to undertake that first step of settlement, from… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #71

January 2016 Editorial Dear friends, This is a very special issue of The White Fence, one with news that helps to ensure our long-term future. But it contains both sad and good news. The sad news is that we have lost a valued friend and contributor; the good news lies in this late friend’s legacy… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #70

November 2015 Editorial Dear friends, Lest we forget. William Kinnear, Albert Carter and Carl Brown were there for us when it counted. We are here today to remember their actions, and those of countless others, with our profound gratitude. Mark Holton and Brent Wilson remind us of “Willie’s” and Albert’s bravery and youthful exuberances as… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #69

October 2015 Editorial Dear friends, So Rhianna Edwards found an old ad … That single find resulted in a most fascinating explosion of information once it got into the hands of Eugene Goodrich! See below for an exciting tale of taverns, inns and hotels that once graced the Tantramar landscape from the now-extinct community of… Continue reading…