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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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Island Style Ice Cream Social

Now that traps have been hauled up for the stormiest part of the lobster season, not to go back in the water till late April, many of our island characters have returned to the Tancook social scene. A funny thought … 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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