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post by tribeachpunk   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 200 on 3/4/2010 4:40 PM >

Fort McNab work party Saturday March 6

Date: Saturday, March 6, 2010
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Meet at 1425 Pleasant St (Main Rd) in Eastern Passage

Description
As part of our commitment to our volunteer maintenance agreement with Parks Canada, the Friends of McNabs Island Society is organizing a work party at Fort McNab this Saturday (raindate Sunday) weather permitting.

Taylor Made Tours will take volunteers over on Saturday beginning at 10:00 AM from Eastern Passage. For those who want to help, please confirm by replying to this e-mail.

Directions to Taylor Made Tours:
You can take the # 60 bus to Eastern Passage or if driving you can park in the front yard near the boat. The address is 1425 Pleasant St (Main Rd) in Eastern Passage.

Our tasks for the the day include:

* clear saplings, windfalls and brush in the McNab family graveyard
* maintain the fence at graveyard
* clear vegetation around all the buildings at Fort McNab
* clean up any garbage, litter at Fort McNab
* clear the trails on the federal property around Fort McNab
* clean up the searchlight emplacements on the shore just past Fort McNab

If you are able to help, please bring pruners, loppers, bow (swede) saws and rakes. Dress for the weather and bring a lunch and drinking water. We will supply the transportation and garbage bags.

The more volunteers we have, the quicker the work will get done. Hope to see many of you there!


Cathy McCarthy
Friends of McNabs Island Society
434-2254 home
456-9167 cell
cathymc@accesscable.net



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post by alps   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 201 on 3/6/2010 1:14 AM >

Are you going, tribeachpunk? I heard about it through school and might go with a friend.


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post by tribeachpunk   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 202 on 3/6/2010 2:04 AM >

negative

just thought i'd share


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post by tribeachpunk   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 203 on 3/21/2010 4:00 PM >

I was out to York Shore Battery yesterday.

I updated the UEDB with some pics and updated my blog.


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post by tribeachpunk   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 204 on 3/26/2010 8:10 PM >

Posted by tribeachpunk
Fort McNab work party Saturday March 6




There is another work party scheduled for this weekend, Sunday March 28.

http://www.faceboo...id=105165296183078


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post by tbeckerson   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 205 on 3/28/2010 1:18 PM >

Posted by tribeachpunk


There is another work party scheduled for this weekend, Sunday March 28.

http://www.faceboo...id=105165296183078


people shouldnt be allowed to use the words work and party together like that...

[last edit 3/28/2010 1:20 PM by tbeckerson - edited 1 times]

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post by tbeckerson   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 206 on 3/28/2010 1:19 PM >

on a similar note, would there be interest in a trip to the island once the weather warms up a bit? im thinking in about a month or so.

[last edit 3/28/2010 1:21 PM by tbeckerson - edited 1 times]

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post by nootz   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 207 on 3/28/2010 1:46 PM >

Posted by tbeckerson
on a similar note, would there be interest in a trip to the island once the weather warms up a bit? im thinking in about a month or so.


I'd be down for that. As long as it's on a weekend.


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post by tribeachpunk   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 208 on 3/28/2010 5:59 PM >

Since I'm anticipating another clean-up results list over the next little while I wanted to repost last year's results for potential comparison.


McNabs Island Cleanup Results
< on 6/13/2009 2:08 PM >
Posted on Forum: UER Forum


Halifax is letting sewage pour into the harbour like its 1909.. No surprise, its all washing up on the island.

Thanks for the clean up!
To members of Friends of McNabs Island Society

The annual McNabs Island cleanup held on Sunday June 7, 2009 was a big success thanks in part to good media coverage and the great weather.

Our enthusiastic volunteers collected 260 garbage bags + 40 blue bags. There were 120 volunteers who travelled on the boat to the island plus 30 girl guides joined us on the island.

Along with hundreds of plastic tampon applicators and used syringes from the failed sewer system of Halifax, we found plastic garbage of all sorts, Styrofoam, rope and Tim Horton's coffee cups. We also found unusual items like:

* metre high Santa Claus lawn ornament
* bucket seat of a car
* bar fridge
* several hard hats
* very old and weathered large geometry protractor
* baby soother
* various articles of clothing from underwear, coats, pants, boots,
* an NDP election sign from the last election
* patio table
* stereo speakers
* fibre glass hockey blade
* a large purple stuffed dog
* carpet
* a large pail full of used oil filters
* propane tanks
* membership card to Nubodys
* shotgun shells
* marine flares

This brings the total amount of garbage collected from McNabs Island since 1991 to over 8,500 bags.

Thanks to everyone who came out to help!


Although I'm kind of thinking now that the work party's have no bearing on the annual clean-up. The annual cleanup gets 120ish people, these work parties have ~10.


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post by tribeachpunk   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 209 on 3/28/2010 10:09 PM >

This was posted by ScovaNotian at SkyscraperForum earlier today.

I'm not sure it's been posted here before.


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post by tribeachpunk   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 210 on 4/7/2010 5:26 PM >

This may be of interest to a few of you:

Friends of McNabs - Annual General Meeting

Type: Meetings - Club/Group Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic - Small Craft Gallery
Street: 1675 Lower Water Street
City/Town: Halifax, NS
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Description
You are invited to the Friends of McNabs Island's 20th Anniversary celebration and Annual General Meeting. Celebrating 20 years of support for McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park.

We are delighted to have Dr Cameron speak about his research into the role that McNabs and Lawlor Islands played in Canada's immigration and quarantine history at our Annual General meeting. Please join us as we celebrate 20 years of preserving and protecting our Halifax Harbour islands.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ian Cameron, M.D. Author of the two books:

“Quarantine: What is Old is New"
“Halifax and the Lawlor’s Island Quarantine Station: 1866 - 1938”

Birthday cake and refreshments provided. Come help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary.

Please RSVP to Faye Power 443-1749 or mcnabs@chebucto.ns.ca

For more details, visit: www.mcnabsisland.ca



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post by nootz   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 211 on 4/7/2010 8:45 PM >

Interesting. Might be worth going to.


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post by tribeachpunk   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 212 on 5/3/2010 6:37 PM >

Event: McNabs Island Beach Cleanup
What: Daytrip
Start Time: Sunday, June 6 at 10:00am
End Time: Sunday, June 6 at 4:30pm
Where: Meet at Murphy’s on the Water, Cable Wharf, Halifax Waterfront

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.faceboo...id=118840571473875



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post by tribeachpunk   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 213 on 5/5/2010 2:09 AM >

I didn't know there was a powder magazine below the BCP at York Redoubt?!

http://www.uer.ca/...=25889&galid=28884


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post by cormiermax   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 214 on 5/5/2010 2:43 AM >

For some reason it wont let me see the page? Do I need to be a full member?


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post by tribeachpunk   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 215 on 5/5/2010 3:09 AM >

Posted by cormiermax
For some reason it wont let me see the page? Do I need to be a full member?


Unfortunately you do.

See them here.


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post by cormiermax   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 216 on 5/5/2010 3:27 AM >

Ah yes, I just found that about a month ago. Its really amazing how that place surprises me sometimes.


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post by nootz   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 217 on 5/5/2010 9:12 AM >

Posted by tribeachpunk
I didn't know there was a powder magazine below the BCP at York Redoubt?!

http://www.uer.ca/...=25889&galid=28884


I've always known that was there. Don't know what happened to the gallery that I had put up with that in there though.


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post by tribeachpunk   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 218 on 5/5/2010 12:06 PM >

Posted by nootz


I've always known that was there. Don't know what happened to the gallery that I had put up with that in there though.


I've never seen it!


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post by nootz   |  | 
Re: Halifax Defence Complex
<Reply # 219 on 5/5/2010 11:26 PM >

Ok, nevermind, I overlooked it. There are four pics of the powder magazine (one is the diagram):

http://www.uer.ca/...l.asp?picid=255380


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