Friends of McNabs Island AGM & Talk

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic


McNabs Island: An Island Ringed by Wrecks
Special presentation of the Friends of McNabs Island – May 1, 2019

Join the Friends of McNabs Island Society for their 29th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and presentation in the Small Craft Gallery of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Guest speaker: historian Dan Conlin presenting:
McNabs Island: An Island Ringed by Wrecks

McNabs island is encircled by shipwrecks, some tragic and some mundane. Many can still be seen at low tide. Join historian Dan Conlin for a fascinating illustrated talk about the shipwrecks of McNabs Island.

“McNab Island has been the final destination for countless vessels for centuries. Their evocative timbers and rusty fittings still have secrets to reveal and stories to tell.” says Conlin.

Dan Conlin is curator at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. He also teaches at Saint Mary’s University and has created a new course about piracy and privateering. Born in Berwick Nova Scotia, Dan studied journalism and history at Carleton University in Ottawa and then worked as a producer for CBC Radio in Ontario. He returned home to pursue a Master’s in History at Saint Mary’s University. One of his first steps in reconnecting with the province was to join the Friends of McNabs Island. He wrote the chapter on lighthouses and shipwrecks for the Friends’ Discover McNabs Island guidebook.

Dan was curator at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for 19 years where he was responsible for many successful exhibits including the Titanic display. He was also curator for a Pirates exhibit which led to his first book Pirates of the Atlantic: Robbery, Murder and Mayhem off Canada’s East Coast. His second book, War through the Lens: the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit was based on personal interviews and research that Dan conducted for his undergraduate thesis.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30. Meeting starts at 6:45. All are welcome!
Donations are always appreciated!

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Twitter: @McNabsIsland