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    • Park Ship S. S. Ashby Park 1944

    • Park Ship S. S. Ashby Park 1944
    • The Pictou shipyard built 24 Park Ships in 24 months during wartime which caused the town to double its size. On Oct. 21, 1944 hull No. 20, “S. S. Ashby Park”, was ready to slide down the ways and float into Pictou Harbour before a cheering...
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    • Original pictou Garage 1938

    • Original pictou Garage 1938
    • John Reeves was the proprietor of the original Pictou Garage in this 1938 photo located on Front Street. Next door was Pictou Foundry & Machine Co. Ltd., shipbuilders and repairers.
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    • Peter Career

    • Peter Career
    • In 1868, surveyor and Pictou Academy teacher Peter Crerar commissioned River John master shipbuilder Duncan Johnson to build the 628- ton Peter Crerar. This ship lived long because of the copper fastened below the draft line. The ship remained in...
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    • Pictou Academy Get Together

    • Pictou Academy Get Together
    • This happy group of Pictou Academy students got together to reminisce. Front row, from left: Nancy MacLean, Barb (Sharpe) MacDonald, Elizabeth (Ferguson) Fowled, Karen (Billie) MacLeod, Marguerite (Martin) Sheaf. Back row, from left: Barbara...
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    • Pictou Garden Club Hanging Baskets

    • Pictou Garden Club Hanging Baskets
    • In 1973 Hazel Wilkie and Ruth McKinnon were arranging Pictou’s first hanging baskets. Prior to this they used painted metal buckets due to the low cost. Pictou Garden Club continues to participate in this tradition.
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    • Pictou Academy RugbyTeam 1959

    • Pictou Academy RugbyTeam 1959
    • Pictou Academy 1959 “A” rugby team front row, from left: Millard MacKenzie, Fred deDecker, Bruce Murray, Blake Smith, Robert Mills, Hugh McKenna, and Ross MacDonald. Back row, from left Peter White (coach), John Matheson, Larry MacLean, Eugene...
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    • Pictou Academy Basketball 1959

    • Pictou Academy Basketball 1959
    • Pictou Academy 1959 Girls Soccer team front row, from left: Dianne Brown, Nancy MacLean (Playing Coach), Ann MacNeil, Barbara Sharpe, Linda MacLaren, Janet MacKean, Lynn Wisener. Second row, from left: George Crawford (Faculty Advisor), Marguerite...
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    • Pictou Academy Class

    • Pictou Academy Class
    • Can you identify these mystery students? Some students are Sheldon Chisholm, Keith Humphreys, Mae Turner.
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    • Pictou Lighthouse in the Distance

    • Pictou Lighthouse in the Distance
    • The Pictou Bar lighthouse was installed in 1834 and was rebuilt after it burned in 1903. This 55 foot octagonal tower was lost in flames on July 5, 2004.
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    • Pictou Lodge

    • Pictou Lodge
    • Originally built as Wentworth Lodge by a group of local entrepreneurs, this facility was purchased by auction in 1926 by the Canadian National Railway. It was renamed the Pictou Lodge. Built in log cabin style it featured stone fireplaces, wicker...
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    • Third Pictou Academy

    • Third Pictou Academy
    • Classrooms were evacuated when the third Pictou Academy building caught fire on June 3, 1938. This building was built on the ruins of the previous school which also burned after an 1895 lightning strike.
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    • West End School and children

    • West End School and children
    • This building, that housed the first Pictou Academy for 62 years, became the West End School. Eventually as many as 80 students were in one room of the four room school. Central School opened in 1930 to alleviate the over crowding, and the...
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    • Pictou Academy 1954 Hockey Team

    • Pictou Academy 1954 Hockey Team
    • Pictou Academy 1954 hockey team. Front row, from left: Tommy Hendrican, Leroy Rankin, Charles (Bub) Smith, Jock Murray, and Sandy MacLean. Back row, from left: Donald Grant, Tom “Tucker” Cheverie, Mr. David J. Chabbassol, faculty adviser,...
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    • Pictou Academy hockey team 1961 - 62

    • Pictou Academy hockey team 1961 - 62
    • 1961-62 Pictou Academy B Hockey Team. Back Row, from left: Hal Robb, Stuart Veniot, Jackie Rankin, Kerry Elliott, Bruce MacDonald, Clark Beattie, and Coach Hugh MacDougall. Front Row, from left: David MacKenzie, Bob Scanlan, Harvey Cormier, Greg...
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    • Boys Residence for Pictou Academy

    • Boys Residence for Pictou Academy
    • The Presbyterian Church built Academy Hall on Beeches Road in 1919 to house boys who came from all over the Atlantic Provinces and the Caribbean to attend Pictou Academy. The Boys Residence later became the Nova Scotia Fisheries Training School,...
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    • I.O.O.F. Home

    • I.O.O.F. Home
    • I.O.O.F. Home – The Oddfellows Home was a working farm. William Munro, Pictou’s photographic artist who took this photo, spent his final days here. The building was demolished Jan. 2013.
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    • John James Chisholm

    • John James Chisholm
    • John James Chisholm (1850 - 1935) born in Marydale, Antigonish Co., was an Inland Revenue Agent. While living on Denoon St. he was in charge of the Customs House. Their only child, Francis, was a gold medalist at Pictou Academy.
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    • Water Street 1978

    • Water Street 1978
    • Water Street in 1978 showcased Bob Naylor's business located in the former Sobeys Store, along with Celtic Crafts in the former YMCA, and one of Pictou's two bowling alleys, Bowlacade Ltd., at the 2013 site of the Press Room Pub & Grill.
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    • John Scammell Gardener

    • John Scammell Gardener
    • In the 1940s John L. Scammell, known as the Dean of Pictou Gardeners, lived on Water St. at his home aptly named Cozy Bower. On a piece of land 45 x 16 he harvested 9 squash, 4 pecks cucumbers, 17 pecks tomatoes, 5 heads lettuce, 4 pecks string...
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