This item is a painting of the lighthouse keepers house on Seal Island, NB. The painting shows a storey and a half white house with a black roof. There is a veranda on the front of the house. The house has 2 chimneys. The house sits on green grass with a blue ocean in the background and land on the distant horizon. Hand written on the back of the painting is "Olsen, Grand Manan, NB, Seal Island house" and "1957 H.C.M." There is a white typed label on the back as well reading: 70. Morgan, Tom, Lighthouse Keeper's House, oil on fiberboard, 12 x 15, 1930's, loaned by Mr. Herb Macaulay". This numbered tag is similar to other tags we have seen from art shows held on the island or from the early years of the Grand Manan Museum. The "1957 H.C.M." could be Herb Macaulay loaning it in 1957 before the tag was attached but this date pre-dates the museum by 8 years.
This item is a framed color print of the "Arrival of S.S. 'Britannia' in Halifax Harbour,,, July 17 1840 Inaugurating the first regular Steamship service across the Atlantic". These words are written along the bottom of the image but do not appear to be on the color print. The image shows the ship hauling in her sails as she approaches the pier filled with people dressed in fancy clothes , wearing top hats and fancy bonnets. This appears to be a print of a watercolor. The frame is painting with a gold metallic paint and has a glass front. Information pages from Wikipedia about the Britannia are in the finding aid.
This item is a framed poster, behind glass, of the ship THE ESPERANTO, that won the International Fisherman's Race in 1920. The Columbian Tape-marked Pure Manila Rope company had the posters made. The image is mostly black and white with a little color on the flags, masts, and below the waterline. The sails are all up and there are many people standing on the deck. The frame is plain wood painted green. There is a water stain at the very top of the image.
This item consists of one map titled "A Correct Map of the Coast of New England Maritimes & New Scotland, insert of Boston Harbour". This is a French map with lots of uncommon spelling, B&W, mounted on canvas for preservation. 'Grand Manan' on map is "Great Manana". This is a copy of an old map but no information can be found to properly identify it. Latitude and longitude marks present.
This item consits of one map titled "A New Map of Nova Scotia & Cape Breton Island and the Adjacent Ports of New England & Canada". This copy mounted on cloth in 4 pieces with longitude and Latitude lines shown.
Item consists of one map titled "Air Photo, area of Grand Harbour, Grand Manan Island, NB including Ingalls Head road near Gardiner's Point, running east along Main Road to juncture of Thoroughfare Road. Grant Dakin fish stand shows, post 1969." This black and white copy is an air photo, showing the area of Grand Harbour, Grand Manan Island, NB including Ingalls Head road approximately by Gardiner's Point and running east along Main Road (Route 776) to juncture of Thoroughfare Road. Grant Dakin fish stand shows. Signed on reverse, M. O'Roarke and H.R.