Author Dean Lunt is the founder of Islandport Press, a book publisher and recently launched Islandport Magazine. He is also the author of Hauling by Hand.
As it is the closest U.S. state to New Brunswick, Maine is a popular tourist and shopping destination for those of us that live in the “picture province”.… Continue reading
Since this book is composed of transcripts of two documentaries, with added poems and photographs, it doesn’t really lend itself to any type of review other than to compliment Flanker Press on doing admirable job of assembling and producing this book.… Continue reading
“At age twenty-five, James Andrew Flanagan began an adventure he believed might add a little excitement to his life…..his exciting journey quickly turned into a never-ending nightmare.” So begins author Andy Flanagan in his introduction to a little told part of WWII: the Battle of Hong Kong that started just hours after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and ended on December 25th, 1941.… Continue reading
Ronald Rees was born in Wales and for the past twenty-five years, he has lived in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. New Brunswick Was His Country: The Life of William Francis Ganong (2017, Nimbus Publishing) is his latest book.
The name of William Francis Ganong was unfamiliar to me until I read Nicholas Guitard’s book The Lost Wilderness (2015, Goose Lane Editions).… Continue reading
July 2, 2017, marked the eightieth year of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance while flying over the Pacific Ocean. Ms Earhart was not alone; along with her was navigator Fred Noonan. I was eager to read Flightpaths (2017, Caitlin Press) a structured prose-with-poetry composition by Ms Greco subtitled The Lost Journals of Amelia Earhart.… Continue reading
The Miramichi Folksong Festival has been held continuously for 60 years now, making it the longest standing folk song festival in Canada. Its director (and a performer) of the past 35 years is the irrepressible Susan Butler, a true “Miramichier” if there ever was one.… Continue reading
December 6, 2017, signals the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, Canada’s worst Maritime tragedy to date. In mere seconds, a large portion of Halifax’s North End and waterfront were obliterated when the damaged munitions ship Mont Blanc exploded, killing 2,000 people and injuring thousands more.… Continue reading
While many North Americans are familiar with the term “Gold Rush of 1849”, they likely have a romantic idea of picturesque covered wagons slowly heading west over the prairie, of bearded miners panning for gold (as the cover depicts), and so on.… Continue reading