Our Historic Trick for Anchoring without a Digital Depth Sounder
24Sep

Our Historic Trick for Anchoring without a Digital Depth Sounder

https://youtu.be/IylLwEHMmOc On one of our recent sailing excursions, we noticed that our depth sounder had abruptly stopped working and as this is a very important piece of navigational kit, we knew that we’d need fix it as soon as possible! But our first step was to identify the source of the problem, without much knowledge […]

Bite Sized History | Hard Tack (Ship’s Biscuits) & Baking on our Sailboat
16Sep

Bite Sized History | Hard Tack (Ship’s Biscuits) & Baking on our Sailboat

https://youtu.be/fltog4hRAM4 Ship’s biscuits, or you might know them as “hard tack,” were probably one of the most notorious provisions on board during the Age of Sail. While we explore this history, and because ship’s biscuits were essentially the only reliable staple bread the crew would have throughout their voyage, I decided to attempt to make […]

Exploring 18th Century French Fortifications [Ep 3]
16Sep

Exploring 18th Century French Fortifications [Ep 3]

https://youtu.be/Le2euqDw24A As tensions grew on the Chignecto Isthmus, with its formal militarization by the British in 1750, the French responded in kind. French authorities gave the order under Jacques Pierre de la Jonquière, the Governor-General of New France, to construct a palisaded fort at Pointe Beauséjour in 1751, in order to counter British militarization of […]

The Truth About Docking
07Sep

The Truth About Docking

https://youtu.be/0nwbLBdnmYE Recently, we’ve been thinking a lot about docking! We’ve come to realize that most of our sailing stress, and we think that of many others, is when it comes time to dock. We’ve already become collectors of docking stories in our first couple of months of sailing. From us getting bumped into, to watching […]

Bite Sized History | Lobscouse & What Happened to Fish?
25Aug

Bite Sized History | Lobscouse & What Happened to Fish?

I love cooking and learning about food history and science. Food reveals so much to us about the past, whether socially, technologically and culturally (and more!). These intersections are what I cannot get enough of, and something we will explore from our little sailboat’s galley – in this series, exploring the diet of Age of […]

A British Fort on the Disputed Frontier of Colonial North America [Ep. 2]
23Aug

A British Fort on the Disputed Frontier of Colonial North America [Ep. 2]

https://youtu.be/nR8tqIGygNA Knowing the broad history of what would become of the Chignecto Isthmus, we wanted to understand its early militarization and what triggered the destruction of the Acadian village of Beaubassin and construction of British Fort Lawrence, including their roles in the wider conflict for the Isthmus. Ultimately, we believe there are 3 main reasons […]

Using the Bathroom During the Age of Sail on a British Royal Navy Ship
17Aug

Using the Bathroom During the Age of Sail on a British Royal Navy Ship

https://youtu.be/cwoUqDh9REg Today, bathrooms on boats (or ‘heads’ for those in the know) are common, but the truth is that these modern luxuries would have been unimaginable on sailing vessels during the Age of Sail! Essentially, heads, or ‘seats of ease,’ as they were known during the Age of Sail, were simply holes cut into the […]

Acadian Ingenuity & Colonial North America [Ep. 1]
07Aug

Acadian Ingenuity & Colonial North America [Ep. 1]

https://youtu.be/MHubwcRrsyY We are on our next journey, exploring the history of the Chignecto Isthmus to understand the interconnection of its cultural heritage sites, including the important role the three main forts in the region played in shaping the very fate of North America. But the Chignecto Isthmus is also about so much more! From the […]

How Loyalists, the American Revolution & John Simcoe Colonized the Rideau River
24Jul

How Loyalists, the American Revolution & John Simcoe Colonized the Rideau River

The planning and building of the Rideau Canal is a story of land, speculation and profiteering; what the Crown could take, what industry could make and what settlers and workers could endure.

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