Conference 2017 – Expedition Cruising

AH18 October 16, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Creating Ambassadors: Expedition Cruising Helps Secure the Future of Sable Island” Allow us to introduce Cedar Swan, an adventurer and passionate outdoor enthusiast. The CEO of Adventure Canada—as well as an expedition planner…

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Conference 2017 – Seeking Sable’s Lost Wrecks:

AH18 October 15, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Seeking Sable’s Lost Wrecks: Following a Digital Paper Trail” With some 350 ships thought to have wrecked on Sable Island, it’s sometimes called “The Graveyard of the Atlantic”. At our conference, Bill…

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Conference 2017 – Marine Debris and Micro Plastics

AH18 October 14, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Atlantic Canada Microplastics Research Project” Marine debris and micro plastics. Unpleasant for sure, but what does the research tell us? Ariel Smith, MEnv, is the Marine Debris Project Coordinator at Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation…

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Conference 2017 – Sable Island Horse Research

AH18 October 13, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Population Ecology of the Sable Island Horses”  Sable Island’s most famous inhabitants are its horses. And here’s the man who may understand them the best.Philip D. McLoughlin is an Associate Professor…

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Conference 2017 – Mysterious Denizens of the Deep

AH18 October 12, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Mysterious Denizens of the Deep: The Northern Bottlenose Whales of the Sable Gully”  One of the world’s deepest diving mammals is the Northern Bottlenose Whale, a species found in Sable Gully. Laura Joan…

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Some of the Friends of Sable Island’s Newest Friends

Alison Delory July 28, 2017

On July 5 to 13, 2017, Adventure Canada mounted an expedition to Sable Island on a ship named the Ocean Endeavour. There were almost 200 passengers and team leaders. Unsurprisingly and to our delight, many of them have now joined…

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Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Creating Ambassadors: Expedition Cruising Helps Secure the Future of Sable Island” Allow us to introduce Cedar Swan, an adventurer and passionate outdoor enthusiast. The CEO of Adventure Canada—as well as an expedition planner, leader, and guide—Cedar’s work engages, entertains, and educates by connecting people to each…(Read More)

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Seeking Sable’s Lost Wrecks: Following a Digital Paper Trail” With some 350 ships thought to have wrecked on Sable Island, it’s sometimes called “The Graveyard of the Atlantic”. At our conference, Bill Barton, a sailor, researcher, writer and photographer, will speak on Seeking Sable’s Lost Wrecks…(Read More)

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Atlantic Canada Microplastics Research Project” Marine debris and micro plastics. Unpleasant for sure, but what does the research tell us? Ariel Smith, MEnv, is the Marine Debris Project Coordinator at Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation, a community environmental organization located in Lunenburg, Nova.Scotia. She’ll give us all the…(Read More)

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Population Ecology of the Sable Island Horses”  Sable Island’s most famous inhabitants are its horses. And here’s the man who may understand them the best.Philip D. McLoughlin is an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Biology. Philip received a B.Sc…(Read More)

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Mysterious Denizens of the Deep: The Northern Bottlenose Whales of the Sable Gully”  One of the world’s deepest diving mammals is the Northern Bottlenose Whale, a species found in Sable Gully. Laura Joan Feyrer is the Chief Scientist on the Northern Bottlenose Project and a PhD candidate. Her…(Read More)

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “A Sable Island Son: Captain James Augustus Farquhar” Susan (Farquhar) Demmons’s great-grandfather, Captain James Augustus Farquhar (1842-1930), was a master mariner and captain in the late 19th and early 20th century Nova Scotia. He’s known for his success in sail, steam, sealing and salvage. Capt…(Read More)

The Friends of Sable Island Society is thrilled that Karen Prentice, Q.C., ICD.D. will deliver the keynote address to open its 2017 conference: The Science and History of Sable Island, on Friday evening, Oct. 20, 2017. Karen is a Calgary-based corporate director with more than 30 years of combined legal, executive management…(Read More)

On July 5 to 13, 2017, Adventure Canada mounted an expedition to Sable Island on a ship named the Ocean Endeavour. There were almost 200 passengers and team leaders. Unsurprisingly and to our delight, many of them have now joined us as Friends of Sable Island. Here are a few of their stories. George Shomo…(Read More)