[sust-mar] Friends of McNabs Island Annual Meeting & Presentation MAY 1st - An Island Ringed by Wrecks by Dan Conlin

Cathy McCarthy cathymc at accesscable.net
Tue Apr 23 13:21:13 EDT 2019


McNabs Island: AnIsland Ringed by Wrecks 
Special presentation ofthe Friends of McNabs Island – May 1, 2019 (April 23, 2019) Join the  Friends of McNabsIsland Society  for our  29thANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  and presentation on  Wednesday,May 1st  at 6:45 pm in the  SmallCraft Gallery  of the  Maritime Museum of the Atlantic , 1675 Lower Water Street, on the Halifax waterfront.  

Special guest speaker  will be historian and author Dan Conlin presenting:  

McNabsIsland: An Island Ringed by Wrecks 

McNabs island is encircled by shipwrecks, some tragic and somemundane. Many can still be seen at low tide. Join historian Dan Conlin for afascinating illustrated talk about the shipwrecks of McNabs Island. 


“McNab Island has been the final destination for countlessvessels for centuries. Their evocative timbers and rusty fittings still havesecrets to reveal and stories to tell.” says Conlin.   


Dan Conlin is curator at the Canadian Museum of Immigration atPier 21. He also teaches at Saint Mary’s University and has created a newcourse about piracy and privateering. Born in Berwick Nova Scotia, Danstudied journalism and history at Carleton University in Ottawa and then workedas a producer for CBC Radio in Ontario. He returned home to pursue a Master’sin History at Saint Mary’s University. One of his first steps in reconnectingwith the province was to join the Friends of McNabs Island. He wrote the chapteron lighthouses and shipwrecks for the Friends’ Discover McNabs Islandguidebook. 


Dan was curator at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for 19years where he was responsible for many successful exhibits including theTitanic display. He was also curator for a Pirates exhibit which led to hisfirst book Pirates of theAtlantic: Robbery, Murder and Mayhem off Canada’s East Coast. His secondbook, War through the Lens: theCanadian Army Film and Photo Unit was based on personal interviewsand research that Dan conducted for his undergraduate thesis.   


The Friends  of McNabs Island Society is a volunteer-driven, registered charitydedicated to preserving and protecting McNabs and Lawlor Island ProvincialPark. Since 1990, the Friends of McNabs have improved the trails and parkfacilities, organized community beach cleanups and offered guided tours toisland visitors – making McNabs Island a welcoming park for everyone.   


This event is free and open to the public.  


Cathy McCarthy, President 

Friends of McNabs Island Society 

https://mcnabsisland.ca/events/2019-agm <info at mcnabsisland.ca">info at mcnabsisland.ca  


 facebook.com/McNabsIsland  @McNabsIsland  

902-434-2254 or 902-456-9167  

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