The Charles Haskell, a schooner bought by Captain David Hayden of Port Wade and sailed out of Digby transporting wood along our coast had a unique past. This was a schooner plagued by misfortune even before she set sail.
During “Cherry Sunday" in Bear River you could buy the fruit off a cherry tree from a local farmer for between fifty cents to three dollars. Once bought, you would bring the family to spend a day, or weekend completely picking the tree clean of the fruit.
The first white settlers to the Port George area were the Gates family, the same ones known in the area for their doctor’s home remedies. Their popular Gates Invigorating Syrup was supposed to cure everything.
In 1838 the Western Stage coach Company was formed to operate four-horse drawn coaches from Halifax to Annapolis Royal three times a week during the summer and two or three times a week during the winter.
The strong current of the Bay of Fundy stirs up lots of plankton as it travels back and forth. This plankton attracts plenty of herring and mackerel which in turn attract many species of whales to area.
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