“The power outage to Big Tancook this week was due to a cable failure between Blandford and Little Tancook. The failure was on the older of the two cables that run between Blandford and Little Tancook. We did some switching and are feeding the Tancooks from the newest cable between Blandford and Little Tancook. We have determined the place where the cable failed and we are currently putting together the plan to make the repair. The location of the fault is about 600m from the Blandford shore so we require a barge and divers to assist in bringing the cable to the surface to install the splice. If all goes according to plan, this will be completed by the third week in November.
We currently have two cables that leave Blandford and go to Little Tancook. One of these cables was put in service in 2006 and the other in 1990. We also have two cables the run between Little Tancook and Big Tancook. One of these cables was replaced in 2007 and the second was put in service in the 1970’s. We have other islands that are fed through underwater cables that would not have any redundancy. We have replaced a cable between the mainland and each island in the past 10 years to ensure that we have a reliable supply to the islands. The cable that has failed is on our list to be reviewed for cable replacement. This cable has failed 3 times in the past ten years and this would factor into the replacement timing.”
Ms. Baker arranged to have the Canada 150 Chair visit Tancook School this week. Here is some background information from the http://www.canada150chair.ca/ website. Stay tuned for the chair’s official Tancook photograph which will be added to the collection.
“Made by the hands of our ancestors this chair has supported Nova Scotians for 150 years and now it is time for this little chair to travel throughout the length and breadth of our beloved Province to take a front row seat in the places that we collectively cherish/chairish.
The Kings County Museum is asking local photographers to record the places that inspire them and include you in the picture because this chair is your chair, this chair is my chair, from 1867 until 2017 this chair represents both you and me.
A chair with history
This chair is believed to have been made by a local craftsman around the time of Confederation. In 2016 it was rescued from the spring clean-up in Gaspereau, Nova Scotia. Kings County Museum Volunteer Bill Naylor passed it along to craftsman Bill Zinck who restored it. With the approach of Canada 150 Celebrations in 2017 Kings County Museum Curator Bria Stokesbury asked local artist Victoria Marston to transform this little chair into a contemporary symbol to commemorate this historic year in the life of our country. Local photographers than began to create a visual celebration of the chair in locations of importance to them, and hopefully to all Nova Scotians. Those images are being uploaded to this website to be enjoyed by all.”
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