Maps of Acadia, Dartmouth connections

The National Library of France has an impressive selection of maps of Acadia from the 17th and 18th centuries – one thing found in common across several of these maps is that the original French settlement of “Chibouctou” is shown on the Eastern side of the harbor. It looks like …(Read More)

Punamu’kwati’jk: Salmon Place

From “Encounters with tall sails and tall tales: Mi’kmaq society, 1500-1760” No mention of Punamu’kwati’jk here (sometimes spelled Ponamogoatitjg, pronounced “Boon-a-mog-waddy”, Dartmouth), but many interesting details on the Mi’kmaq settlements of Sipekne’katik (later Halifax and Hants counties), as well as the first census of K’jipuktuk (Chibouctou – Halifax), conducted in …(Read More)

Halifax Explosion: Dartmouth Impacts

The following is from the definitive Dartmouth digest, ‘The Story of Dartmouth’ by Dr. John P. Martin On the morning of Thursday, December 6th, 1917, a munitions ship named the “Mont Blanc” steamed up from the harbor mouth where she had anchored overnight. Her murderous cargo consisted of deadly TNT, …(Read More)