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Sable Island, its history and phenomena

Patterson, George

Sable Island, its history and phenomena

by Patterson, George

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Published by [Canadiana House] in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History

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    StatementGeorge Patterson
    The Physical Object
    Pagination49 p. :
    Number of Pages49
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26566304M
    ISBN 100888122144

      Sable Island is the world's most mysterious and notorious sandbar, situated kilometers offshore of southeast Nova Scotia. The island is currently receiving much renewed attention because of proposals to make it a National Park, or a National Wilderness Area.5/5(3). Born on Sable Island is a realistic fiction book about two girls who accompany their mother on a zoological excursion to Sable Island. They quickly find out that this isolated spot off the coast of Nova Scotia is very different from the world they are used to.

      Travel about miles southeast from Halifax, Nova Scotia and you’ll hit something: Sable Island. Seen here, it is a small, tree-less crescent of sand positioned precariously on the Northern Atlantic edge of the North American continental its widest point it runs not quite a mile and in total, is only thirteen square miles in area. The first formal history of the island, Sable Island: its History and Phenomena, was written in by George Patterson.

    Sable Island is a small island located approximately kilometres southeast of Canso and kilometres east of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This crescent-shaped island is often referred to as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” as hundreds of ships have met their end on its shifting sands. A Brief History of Sable Island Sable Island is named for the French word sable, or “sand.” The island, comprised of sand bars and sand dunes, and some fresh water ponds, is the surfaced part of a ridge at the edge of the continental shelf, formed by glacial retreat o years ago, give or take.


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Sable Island; its history and phenomena Paperback – by George Patterson (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" — Author: George Patterson. Authors Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle have produced an interesting book on the history of the Canadian island known as Sable Island.

One could be forgiven I believe for thinking the place uninteresting and unworthy of a nearly page book, the island described by some as a "desolate and barren and storm-swept sandbank in the North Atlantic."/5(11).

Sable Island [microform]: its history and phenomena by Patterson, George, ; Royal Society of CanadaPages: Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Patterson, George, Sable Island.

Montreal: W. Drysdale, (OCoLC) eddies,theseproduceunirvellousswirlsroundtheisland. An empty cask will hecarried roundandround the island, making the circuit severaltimes, and the same is thecasewith.

On tlie early charts of our coast compiled and corrected from those of the French and published inthe island is represented as lying between 05' and 60^ 45' west Io.m' or as forty miles in length and two and one-quarter in breadth.

In a special surveytf the island was ordered by the admiralty. Abstract. From transactions of the Royal society of Canada.

Section 2, Mode of access: InternetAuthor: George. Patterson. At first glance, Sable Island, The Wandering Sandbar by Wendy Kitts appears to be such a book.

The Table of Contents promises a trip through time, from the origin of the Island (“The Wandering Sandbar”), through its fascinating history, its flora and fauna, and culminates in the Island’s present and future (“Sable Island Today”).

PDF | On Jan 1,Mary-Louise Byrne and others published The Geology of Sable Island and Evolution of the Sable Island Bank.

| Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate. The Nova Scotia Question In connection with the Relief of Highland & Other Destitution by the Systematic Plantation of New Brunswick. (pdf) Historic Halifax Pocket Guide Book (pdf) Sable Island Its History and Phenomena by the Rev.

George Patterson, D.D., F.R.S.C. () (pdf) The Old Judge. therestoftheworldscarcedaredtocreepoutofsightof land,theseboldmen,withoutcompass,orchart,orreckoning, lookingonlytothestars,venturedthegreatAtlantic,andin. Authors Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle have produced an interesting book on the history of the Canadian island known as Sable Island.

One could be forgiven I believe for thinking the place uninteresting and unworthy of a nearly page book, the island described by some as a "desolate and barren and storm-swept sandbank in the North Atlantic."5/5(4).

Additional Physical Format: Print version: Macdonald, Simon D. Sable Island and its attendant phenomena. [Halifax, N.S.?]: [publisher not identified],   So fascinated was she by Sable Island that she visited it in Augustno easy feat even then. She researched the island at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia, read Rev.

George Patterson’s Sable Island: Its History and Phenomena, and kept a journal during that visit. Does anyone have access to this book by Patterson. I am looking for information on Duncan McDonald who was Superintendent of Sable Island from to his death in PATTERSON, George, Rev.

Transactions of the R.S.C. Sable Island, Its History and Phenomena. Regular Royal Society of Canada,PATTERSON, George, Rev., D.D., F.R.S.C. The History of Sable Island. Add this Collection to My Content; People thought it was terrible to live on Sable, that we were savages But Sable was special to all of us.

Once you left the island, your greatest desire was to go back again. Sable Island Preservation Trust, Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, the Maritime Museum of the.

The horses on Sable Island today are most likely descendants of animals that were seized by the British from the Acadians during their expulsion from Nova Scotia in the late s and s. Sable Island (French: île de Sable), literally "island of sand", is a small Canadian island situated km ( mi) southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and about km ( mi) southeast of the closest point of mainland Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Ocean.

The island is staffed year round by four federal government staff, rising during summer months when research projects and tourism pality: Halifax Regional Municipality.

"Sable Island, its history and phenomena", RSC Trans., 1st ser., 12 (), : 1– Works by this author published before January 1, are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least years ago. " The Wreckers of Sable Island" in Frank Parker Day's novel " Rockbound" features a vivid depiction of the sinking of the schooner " Sylvia Mosher" during the August Gales ( Atlantic hurricane season) at Sable Island.

Gwendolyn Davies, "Afterword", " Rockbound", University of Toronto Press (), p. One of the island's most notable temporary residents was Nova Scotian author.

Sable Island, now a Canadian National Park Reserve, is one of those places that you can’t forget once you have learned about it. The Island captures your imagination with its impossible stories of survival, and your heart with its wildness.

It’s an international treasure that few people have the chance to visit because of its geographic location and the transportation challenges.A collection of strange or uncategorizable pieces for which the sea provides the great mystery; stories and poems which explore its pull on the human heart, its alienness, its treachery, its unfathomable vastness; and more than anything, what it makes humans do, be, become/5.

Sable Island - which is shrouded in fog for around days of the year - is a notorious shipping hazard. Sable Island is a narrow, crescent-shaped sandbar measuring 26 .