North Shore

Norman Peters aka The Bearded Skipper

Norman Peters has been fishing in the North Rustico area for around 45 years. Like all of the fishermen on the North side of Prince Edward Island, he fishes for lobster in May and June, and then he also took tourists out deep sea fishing for 35 years in July and August.

Interview with Reta Ling

Interview conducted with Reta Ling by Becky Murphy and Shawn Gallant on 2011-03-24 at Reta's home in Wheatley River. Also sitting in on the interview was Reta's son, Melvin Ling.

Click here to listen to an audio clip from the interview where Reta talks about her old stove which she still uses daily.

Interview with Avonna Stevenson

Interview with Avonna Stevenson conducted by Shawn Gallant and Jason Roberge on 2011-03- at Dave and Avonna Stevenson's home in New Glasgow.

Click here to listen to an audio clip from the interview where Avonna describes how Dave's father recounted an average day picking potatoes.

Interview with Rollie Larkin

Interview with Rollie Larkin conducted by Shawn Gallant, Jason Roberge, and Patrick Power on 2011-03- at Rollie's home in New Glasgow.

Click here for an audio clip from the interview where Rollie describes growing up in New Glasgow.

Click here for an audio clip from the interview where Rollie lists the businesses, past and present, in New Glasgow.

Interview with Yvonne Doucette

Yvonne Doucette has been a teacher in the Rustico area for years, and continues to substitute even today. She is fluent in both French and English and volunteers at many functions. Jason Roberge conducted an interview with Yvonne on 2011-02- at her home in Rustico.

Click here to read the transcription of this interview.

Interview with Edward Blanchard

Edward Blanchard is very proud of his acadian culture. He speaks fluent French and English and loves to talk about the history of the Rustico area. Shawn Gallant conducted an interview with Edward on 2011-02- at his home in Rustico.

Click here to read the transcription of this interview.

Interview with Tommy Gallant

Our group actually interviewed Tommy Gallant on two seperate occassions as he`s quite the story teller. The first interview was conducted by Shawn Gallant, Patrick Power, and Jason Roberge on 2011-03-. The second interview was conducted by Becky Murphy, Shawn Gallant, and Jason Roberge on 2011-03-. Both interviews were at Tommy Gallant's home in Stanley Bridge.

Address by Théophile Blanchard for Unveiling of Pioneer Cemetery

This is a speech written by Théophile Blanchard for the unveiling of the Pioneer Cemetery in Rustico on Church Road.

Click here to read the speech.

Reminiscences of an Octogenarian by Dugald Henry

This article originally appeared in The Patriot in 1904. It describes what Stanley Bridge was like back then.

Click here to go to the website and read the article.

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