In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

McNutt's geography: current nautical chart

Our friend Martin Smith, who lives on the other side of the harbour near Fort Point, gave us this beautiful nautical chart of the south coast from Lockeport to Cape Sable. It is published by The Canadian Hydrographic Service. Here's a detail, of McNutt's Island in Shelburne Harbour.The chart is a little bit out of date. There is no longer a public wharf at Carleton Village, on the west side of the harbour opposite the island. It blew away in some storm and was never rebuilt. There may still be a cable below the western way, dating from the 1940s, but if it's still there it does not bring electricity to the island as it did during the days of Fort McNutt.

As always, click on the image if you want to enlarge it.

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