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…

Tue Mar 28th at 7pm: Canadian Premiere Screening – Free Admission


Canadian Premiere: “The Magic and Mystery of Sable Island” produced by Bill Barton

Where & When:

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 7pm
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Friends of Sable Island Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of this special place, is thrilled to present the Canadian premiere of this new documentary along with the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. We invite the public, media, and all those with a special interest in Sable Island to an evening dedicated to this international treasure.  There is no charge for this event; entrance to the museum is free after 5pm. 


“The Magic and Mystery of Sable Island” is a
44-minute documentary film about an intrepid band of six sailors who voyage to one of the Atlantic’s most remote, inaccessible and uninhabited islands. The crew explores the island’s history amid a backdrop of unique wildlife including feral horses, birds and the world’s largest grey seal colony. The film uses contemporary footage with sequences of archival film and stills to unravel Sable Island’s cultural history and this fragile isle’s threatened ecosystem.

Join Friends of Sable Island Society and Bill Barton as he presents a new documentary film on Sable’s history and environment at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Bill will be on hand for a Q&A session following the film. Please plan to stay for conversation and refreshments after the viewing.

More information is available on the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic’s website at