ROCK ART: Highway Inukshuk

There’s something comforting about the inukshuk (or inuksuk if you prefer) that can be seen along all of our highways. Slideshow. Wait or click to advance Have you got a favorite or some other story in stone like a carving … Continue reading

Did You Know? The Calais Observatory provided the final piece of the puzzle required to establish Greenwich as the zero point of longitude values

The Story: NOAA GIVES CALAIS, MAINE OBSERVATORY THE FIRST PRESERVATION PARTNERSHIP DISK Commemorative Marker Promotes Preservation of Nation’s Heritage On July 2, 2005, representatives from NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other government officials will designate the Calais … Continue reading

STORIES IN STONE: The Old Graveyard at Fort Anne, Annapolis Royal, NS

This is a very old graveyard. During my last visit I was fortunate enough to take the night-time tour with a guide dressed in period clothing and carrying a lantern. If you like the titillating, then don’t miss this show! … Continue reading

STORIES IN STONE: St. Andrews Area Inukshuk

The word inuksuk means “something which acts for or performs the function of a person”. The word comes from the morphemes inuk (“person”) and -suk (“ersatz” or “substitute”). It is pronounced inutsukin Nunavik and the southern part of Baffin Island (see Inuit phonology for the linguistic reasons). In many of the central Nunavut dialects, it … Continue reading