. . . shreds & nooks of
land (launched June 25,
Ruth M. (Rumley) Legge of Liscomb Mills presented her 2nd
local history book on Saturday June 25, 2011, 2:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s
Anglican Church, Church Rd., Liscomb, NS.
. . . shreds & nooks of land chronicles the history of Liscomb,
Spanish Ship Bay, “Lower” West Liscomb, Pye’s Head, Little Liscomb,
Gegoggin, Wedge Island, and Liscomb and Hemlow’s Islands.
Price: $25.00 plus shipping (varies by destination; please inquire).
. . shreds & nooks of land: A history of Liscomb, Spanish Ship Bay
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278 pages plus 64 pages of
historical photographs and maps; fully footnoted and indexed
Based on archival records and oral history accounts.
History of St. Luke’s Anglican and the Methodist / United churches of
Details on area shipbuilding and ownership
The disappearance of the Bessie A. Crooks
The wreck of the lightship Halifax No. 19
The Storm Signal Station network
. . and much, much more!
information contact Ruth Legge: Phone - (902) 779-2931;
or email: RuthLegge@seasidehighspeed.com
Sawdust & Sea Breezes
chronicles the history of Liscomb Mills, its sawmills, as
well as the surrounding area.
*** 500 copies were sold in less
than a year ***
UPDATE: June 25, 2011: More
Copies are available. Contact Ruth
On September 18, 2005, a large crowd gathered in Wadds’ Lounge,
Lodge, Liscomb Mills for the launch of Sawdust and Sea Breezes by Ruth
M. (Rumley) Legge. Master of Ceremonies, Keith Gallant, kicked off the
event with a little history of Ruth' s research. John N. Grant, author,
historian, and St. FX University Professor provided insight to the
intense work involved in researching an historic book. Rounding out the
guest speakers was Aleah Lomas Anderson, Vice-President, Heritage
Goldenville Society with some personal words about Ruth's endeavour.
Ruth took the podium and spoke of her 25 years of research to
the book. She then read some excerpts from the book.
With the formalities completed, Ruth began signing the dozens of books
purchased by those in attendance. Guests were treated to sweets, tea
and coffee as they mingled and waited for their turn.
photos and maps; well researched and fully footnoted; contains
bibliography and index.
accounts, archival records, and original letters.
early settlement of the Eastern Shore.
Numerous names of sawmill and lumber woods employees, many from
Detailed information on the Alfred Dickie Lumber Company. Dickie
(“the Lumber King of the Maritime Provinces”) owned sawmills in
Stewiacke, Ship Harbour, Musquodoboit Harbour, Lawrencetown, Moser
River, Liscomb Mills, Sherbrooke, and Tusket at the beginning of the
Information on early roads, ferries and steamship services as well as
churches and schools.
The history of the Liscomb River Power House (built for the mines of
Goldenville) and the Fish Ladder.
The story of how Len Rodenhiser brought electricity to the village of
Lone Cloud, the noted Mi’kmaw Chief and his home in Liscomb Mills.
… and much more!
For information contact Ruth Legge: Phone - (902) 779-2931;
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