A FORT ON BOOT ISLAND (May 3/16)

In a prospectus for a proposed fox farm, dated December 31, 1914, Boot Island is described as a “300 acre island in Minas Basin” that is “isolated, yet accessible.” Writing about the few Acadian place names remaining in Kings County, Dr. Watson Kirkconnell mentions that Boot Island is erroneously named due to some unknown New […]

CHARLES ISLAND UPDATE (December 19/16)

“Looking northward from Grand Pre, across the Grand Pree, lay three islands,” writes Douglas Eagles in his history of Horton Township. Eagles identifies these islands as Long Island, “renamed, about 1915 (as) North Grand Pre,” a small knoll to the east called Little Island, and further east “Bute or Boot Island.” Charles Island, the name […]