Crossing Northumberland Strait by Ice Boat
Crossing Northumberland Strait by Ice Boat. These boats were operated in the Northumberland Strait during the 19th century and early 20th century, running between Prince Edward Island and the mainland provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia during the winter months between December and April when sea ice made passage by non-icebreaking steam ships impossible. Passengers would pay a premium fee to sit in the boat for the entire crossing, or a reduced rate if they assisted the crew. In addition to pulling ropes attached to the iceboat, hand-holds were molded along the outer gunwales which were used for hauling the iceboat over sea ice until reaching stretches of open water.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Drawing a tooth with hot coal and string
Drawing a tooth with the help of a hot coal and a length of string, as depicted by Tim Bobbin (the pseudonym of John Collier, an English caricaturist and satirical poet based in Lancashire).
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Rifle, Bolt Action, Ross, .303 In M1910 Mk Iii
Ross M1910 Mk III . 303 in straight-pull bolt action rifle, 1915; manufactured by the Ross Rifle Company in Canada; cleaning tools in butt. Converted to match shooter after World War One. Attached bayonet (1965-10-204-92). Date: circa 1915
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