Historical Tancook – Vol. 8

Photos shared by Kelly Mosher Crooks from the collection of Violet Crooks. We have done our best to try to identify the people. If you know the ones unidentified or feel we have incorrectly labelled any, please let us know.

Internet Update

Nova Scotia High Speed Internet was on the island last week to do some tests. They now have High Speed Internet on Little and Big Tancook Island. and would like to know how many people would be interested in their service. Please fill in the survey in the link below.

15 Mbps is $59.99 +HST / month (includes rental, no data usage cap, no contract) and one time installation cost between $100 – $150 depending on difficulty.

Follow the link below to sign up:

http://novascotiahighspeedinternet.com/sign-…/tancook-island

 

Mystery Update

This mysterious stone found on Big Tancook Island by Dylan Baker has garnered a lot of interest and speculation. The latest update is the opinion  of Dr. Steven Davis, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Saint Mary’s University.

Dr. Davis, suggests that the stone was used for making spiral jewelry. The stone would have been one of a two part set and the pictured stone would have set partially into another stone. The jewelry would have been silver or gold and the liquid metal would be poured into the back of the stone and then tipped to fill the spiral on the opposite side.
German in origin – circa 1750. The stone is probably not native to the area and was carried in a leather pouch. Dr. Davis could tell from the markings on the stone. The hole was made with a drill.

BTIERA Training

The past two weeks involved a couple of training sessions for the Big Tancook Island Emergency Response fire defensive team with vehicle extrication training on October 30th and Standard First Aid on November 8th and 9th.