Calling the Maritimes Home: Origins, Attitudes, Quirks, and Curiosities

Calling the Maritimes Home: Origins, Attitudes, Quirks, and Curiosities

by Julie V. Watson

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Calling the Maritimes Home: Origins, Attitudes, Quirks, and Curiosities by Julie V. Watson

From Anne of Green Gables to Ashley MacIsaac, from the Cape Breton Highlands to the Bay of Fundy, the Maritimes offer a rich variety of culture and history. This book celebrates these eastern Canadian provinces and their people. With a perceptive eye and generous wit, Julie Watson revels in the region's diversity of customs and traditions, its creative arts and cuisine, its lingoes and lifestyles. The book is equally suited for Maritimers at home or abroad, and for armchair travelers curious about this unusual destination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551926780
Publisher: Raincoast Book Distribution
Publication date: 10/10/2004
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Where We Came From
Who Got Here First?
Acadia: Paradise Lost
Louisbourg: Canada's Gibraltar
Loyal to the Crown
Yankee Connections
Of Kilts & Pipes
The Much-Travelled Scots of St. Ann's
Our Fair Cities
Lunenburg or Luneburg?
Heritage of Adversity
The Republic of Madawaska
Confederation: A Mixed Blessing
Our Mother Tongues
2Where We Live
Those Very Olden Days
Finding Your Bearings
Nature's Bounty: On Land & Sea
The Bay of Fundy
How's the Weather?
Home by the Sea
Places We Live
What Did Ya Say?
The Naming Game
Bridging the Northumberland
Odd Facts
3How We Work
Early Traders
Inventions & Other Great Things
Setting the World Ticking His Way
Steel Town
Retail Wizards & Giants of Commerce
Distaff Entrepreneur
The Cooperative Way
Down Underground
Thar's Gold in Them Thar Hills
Mining Firsts
Living off the Land
Living from the Sea
Our Guilding Lights
Family Life at Sea
Out of the Woods
How We Get Around
Goin' Down the Road
4Our Wonderful Food & Drink
Dedicated to Good Cheer
Good Food for the Good Fathers
Queen of the "Keepers"
Harvest of the Sea
A Down-Home Lobster "Feed"
The Noble Spud
Those McCain Boys
Fruits of Our Labour
A Berry Good Crop
Seasonal Satisfactions
To Market, to Market
Down-Home Good Food
Provisioners to the World
Sweet Stuff
Just Desserts
You Eat What?
Odd Facts
Quaff One for Me
5How We Have Fun
They Come from "Away"
Festivals & Frolics
Holiday Times
Parties Big & Small
Romance Is in the Air
Fashionably Fashionable
Good Sports
Sports for When the Snow Flies
Champions All
Games We Play
Our People Do the Darnedest Things
Lovable Eccentrics
Heavens Above!
Our Wonderful Parks
6Arts & Culture
A Stitch at a Time
Words, Words, Words!
Anne of Green Gables
The Halifax Explosion
Art for Art's Sake
The Gift of Music
The Play's the Thing
On the Screen & Over the Airwaves
A Titanic Event
Celtic Revival
Where Do You Stop?
The End
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