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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Thank You Bill Freedman

October 28, 2015

It was sad to hear of the passing of Bill Freedman in late September 2015.…

AGM 2015 Recap

June 25, 2015

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2015 Annual General Meeting on June 24th at the…

Conference Thanks

June 2, 2015

One month ago today we opened the first Sable Island Conference. It was exciting to…

Event: Presenting Sable Island – How Much Fresh Water is on Sable Island?


Presenting an opportunity to learn more about Sable Island, its fresh water supply and the variety of life it sustains.

Fresh water is arguably the most important requirement for life. How much fresh water is there on Sable Island, and how much life can it sustain? This question was asked by the oil and gas industry in the 1970s when drilling activities were based on the island. It’s being asked now by those concerned about the potential increase in the number of visitors to the new Sable Island National Park Reserve.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 from 7:00-9:00pm

Scotiabank Theatre Auditorium, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Free Admission


  1. Winning Scholarship Video for 2013

    Elizabeth Connors, one of the winners of the Friends of Sable Island Video Scholarship for 2013, will present her winning video “Facts About Sable Island” along with her reflective essay.

    For more information on the scholarships see:

  2. Fresh Water on Sable Island

    Terry Hennigar, P.Eng., FEC, spent many months in the 1970s researching the hydrogeology of Sable Island. He returned to Sable Island in August this year and will share his observations and photographs on the changing landscape, the current state of the fresh water resources, and variety of life it sustains.

    For more information on the fresh water for Sable Island see:


Please plan to stay after the presentation for some light refreshments and an opportunity to speak with the presenters and meet other Friends of Sable Island.