Category Archives: History

The Ferry – Our Island’s Lifeline

I can still remember my very first trip to Tancook, it was with a combination of curiosity and excitement that I boarded the ferry for the very first time. It was fascinating to me that this boat transported anything and … Continue reading

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Tancook on CBC’s Land and Sea – March 18th, 2012

There’s always been quite a bit of curiosity about Tancook Island. It seems like there’s always someone interested in understanding how our small community thrives, and quite honestly we encourage it. We love to share our little island with the … Continue reading

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Norma Baker – An Island Artist

Tancook Island is many things to many people, and for me it is not only home, but also the place that inspires me the most creatively. I literally have hundreds of photos of the island, from wide landscape shots down … Continue reading

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School Days – Why I like living on Tancook Island

Our house is located in what you might call “Downtown Tancook” – we live on a hill overlooking the wharf, and are in between the post office, school and rec center. This means that we see lots of activity on … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Island Education – Tancook Words and Sayings

It was especially clear to me when I first arrived on Tancook that a unique dialect existed on our island. I had thought about how so many things would be different when it came to living on a little island – things … Continue reading

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Tales from the Past: Neil and the Ram

One of the most fascinating things about Tancook is the way the past creeps into the fabric of everyday life – people though gone are never forgotten and stories live on forever through their tellers. Depending on the subject matter … Continue reading

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The Thing about Tancook…

A note sent to me from one of my very favorite Tancook Moms… Reading over your introduction blog, Katherine, got me to thinking. Being a born and bred Tancooker, I sometimes take for granted the magic that Tancook Island holds. … Continue reading

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Rockbound – Ironbound – Island Bound

Rockbound – written by Frank Parker Day- was famously controversial upon its original release in 1928. The book was loosely based on the people of Ironbound, a smaller now mostly uninhabited fishing island just a few miles off Tancook. It … Continue reading

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