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Grand Voyage: New England, the Canadian Maritimes and Quebec

Program Number: 20427RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/9/2013 - 6/23/2013;
Duration: 14 nights
Location: Massachusetts/Maine/New Brunswick/Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island/Quebec
Price starting at: $5,845.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Adventure Afloat Study Cruise; Small Ship Cruising
Meals: 41; 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 14 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat; Vegetarian    

Follow the rocky and romantic coast of New England, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island down the Saint Lawrence Seaway and discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites, sublime natural wonders and centuries-old maritime traditions.




Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles per day. Standing for up to two hours at a time, up to four hours a day. Mobility is essential, as small boats and tenders are sometimes used for disembarkation and re-embarkation. There is no elevator on the ship.



The Aug 28 departure of the program runs from Montreal to Boston; all ports remain the same.



Itinerary At-a-Glance

Boston, Mass., 1 night; aboard Yorktown, 12 nights; Montreal (Canada), 1 night.



Days 1-2:
Arrival Boston, Mass. / Embark Yorktown:

Before embarking Yorktown, explore the eclectic collections of the Peabody Essex Museum, the oldest continuously operating museum in the US. Lodging: Four star hotel.



Days 3-4:
Boothbay Harbor, Maine / Bath / Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park:

Voyage past lighthouses along Maine's dramatic coast and learn about lobstering and shipbuilding. Experience Bar Harbor, once the summer home of the Astors and Rockefellers, and the surrounding Acadia National Park.



Days 5-9:
Nova Scotia / Prince Edward Island / Cape Breton Island:

Immerse yourself in the small fishing villages and unique character of Nova Scotia. UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and maritime legends abound. Learn about Alexander Graham Bell's connection to Cape Breton Island and his immense collection. On Prince Edward Island, explore the colonial seaport of Summerside and learn the story of the Anne of Green Gables.



Days 10-11:
Gaspe, Quebec / Cruising the Saint Lawrence River:

From "Land's End" on the Gaspe Peninsula witness Perce Rock rising out of the sea to a solitary height of almost 300 feet.



Days 12-15:
Saguenay River / Quebec City / Montreal / Disembark / Departures:

The confluence of the Saguenay and the Saint Lawrence rivers produces an abundance of krill, making the area perfect for whale watching. Spend a full day among the cobblestone lanes and historic battlements of Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Disembark Yorktown in Montreal and get a feel for the European character of the city.
Lodging: Comfortable hotel in Montreal.



Yorktown

Built and registered in America and staffed by American officers and crew, the Yorktown is the perfect vessel for exploring America’s great coastal waterways. With a draft of only nine feet, it can sail where larger vessels cannot go, and its American registry allows it to operate domestic itineraries unavailable to foreign-flag ships. Passengers enjoy an informal onboard atmosphere and tend to spend much of their time underway enjoying lectures and concerts in the lounge or reading and relaxing on the sun deck.


Meals and Lodgings
   Hyatt Boston Harbor
  Boston, Massachusetts 1 night
   Yorktown
  Yorktown - At Sea 12 nights
   Hyatt Regency Montreal
  Montreal 1 night
 Hyatt Boston Harbor
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: The Hyatt Boston Harbor is an award-winning Boston airport hotel. Among these awards are MeetingNews Planners’ Choice Award and Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award. With a true commitment to the environment, it is also the winner of Boston’s Green Business Award. Guests here delight in celebrated architectural details such as an inlaid marble floor map, ornate dome ceiling and exterior lighthouse and beacon accents. The hotel offers airplane soundproof guestrooms, captivating, dramatic harbor and city views and outstanding dining options.
  Contact info: 101 Harborside Drive
Boston, MA 02128 USA
phone: 617-568-1234
web: www.harborside.hyatt.com
  Room amenities: Each room has satellite television, telephone, air conditioning, newspaper, video on demand, coffee maker, WIFI Internet access (for a fee) and a hair dryer.
  Facility amenities: The hotel offers restaurants, lounge, fully equipped 24-hour self-service business center, gym, sauna, whirlpool, swimming pool and WIFI Internet access (for a fee).
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: n/a To book additional nights, please call the Road Scholar Amherst office (413) 253-9736.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM

 Yorktown
Type: Cruise Ship
  Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America’s great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising and certified by the U. S. Coast Guard, the Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. With a draft of only 9 feet, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. And Yorktown’s American registry makes it possible to operate domestic itineraries unavailable to foreign-flag ships. The ship’s cuisine, served in a dining room large enough to accommodate all guests at once, emphasizes American regional culinary traditions. Accommodating only 130 guests in 65 exterior cabins, the Yorktown enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality that endears it to repeat and new guests alike.
  Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American
  Contact info: Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com
  Room amenities: Most cabins have large picture windows, and each is furnished with comfortable beds, a writing desk, ample storage, a clock/radio/CD player, and has a private bathroom. Your cabin is the perfect place for peace and quiet and for private rest and reflection.
  Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee.
  Smoking allowed: No

 Hyatt Regency Montreal
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Discover this dynamic city from the perfectly situated Hyatt Regency Montreal hotel. Offering direct underground access to the Palais des Congrès (Montreal Convention Centre), as well as Chinatown, Old Montréal, Place des Arts (Performing Arts Centre) and the Metro transport system, Hyatt Regency Montreal is a top choice for business and leisure travelers alike. This downtown Montreal hotel has long been known as the "hotel of the festivals." Old Montreal holds centuries of history, fabulous restaurants and many festivals.
  Contact info: 1255 Jeanne-Mance
Montreal, Quebec, BC H5B 1E5 Canada
phone: 514-982-1234
web: www.montreal.hyatt.com
  Room amenities: Each room has satellite television, telephone, work desk, room service, air conditioning, coffee maker and WIFI Internet access.
  Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, lounge, gym, indoor pool, sauna, safe box at reception, gift shop and WIFI Internet access.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights after: n/a To book additional nights, please call the Road Scholar Amherst office (413) 253-9736.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Boston, Massachusetts. Registration: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on 1st floor Hallway at hotel. Welcome Orientation at 5:00 PM in the Aquitania Room, first floor, of the Hyatt Hotel Harborside. You will be staying at Hyatt Boston Harbor that night.
  End of Program:
Montreal, Canada. After breakfast on the last day. You will be staying at Hyatt Regency Montreal the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. The TDI Traveler Information Form is required. All participants are required to have a passport in order to embark the Yorktown. TDI requires that participants submit a photocopy of their passport with their Traveler Information Form.
  Parking availability:
Program begins in Boston and ends in Montreal so parking is not applicable.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Boston, Massachusetts
  From End of Program
  Location:  Montreal
Travel Details
 

From the Boston T subway to the Hyatt Harborside

 

 
 

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Public Transportation

   

The T subway system is comprised of the Blue, Orange, Green, Red, and Silver Line. To get to hotel from subway system, take Blue or Silver line to Airport stops. Phone hotel at 617-568-1234 for complimentary hotel shuttle pick-up.

 

From the Hyatt Regency Montreal to the airport

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

   

The hotel can help arrange a taxi to the airport. Approximately CAD $38. (Prices are subject to change.)

 

From Boston Logan Airport to the Hyatt Boston Harbor

 

From Airport

 
 

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Hotel Shuttle

   

The Hyatt Boston Harbor is at the Boston Logan Airport. In order to take a shuttle from the airport to the hotel, you must call the hotel when you arrive. Courtesy Phones with direct line to hotel are located in Baggage Claim area. After calling hotel, proceed to outside curb area for shuttle pick-up. Please remember to specify which airline you flew in on when speaking to hotel.

 
Driving Directions
  From the North to the Hyatt Boston Harbor I-93 South into Boston to Exit 24 (Callahan Tunnel/Logan Airport). Follow signs to Logan Airport via the Callahan Tunnel. Upon exiting the tunnel, stay to the right, continuing to follow airport signs. Bear right onto Harborside Drive exit. At the first set of lights take a left onto Harborside drive. Go through two (2) sets of lights and the hotel will be about ¼ mile up on your right.
  From the South to the Hyatt Boston Harbor I-93 North into Boston to Exit 20 (Mass Pike/Route 90 East). Follow signs to Logan Airport via the Ted Williams Tunnel. When you start to see terminal signs, stay in the right hand lane. Get off at the exit that reads Hotel Drive/Harborside Drive/Car Rental Agencies. Take a right at lights onto Hotel Drive. Go through blinking light. At traffic light take a left onto Harborside Drive. The hotel will be about a ¼ mile up on your right.
  From the West to the Hyatt Boston Harbor Mass Pike (Route 90 East) to the Airport/Ted Williams Tunnel. Follow signs to Logan Airport via the Ted Williams Tunnel. When you start to see terminal signs, stay in the right hand lane. Get off at the exit that reads Hotel Drive/Harborside Drive/Car Rental Agencies. Take a right at lights onto Hotel Drive. Go through blinking light. At traffic light take a left onto Harborside Drive. The hotel will be about a ¼ mile up on your right.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome Orientation
(Sunday, June 9)
   
 Afternoon: Independent arrivals in Boston, Massachusetts. Registration is from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on 1st floor Hallway at Hyatt Hotel Harborside. Welcome Orientation at 5:00 PM in the Aquitania Room, first floor.
 Dinner: Welcome Dinner at the hotel in the Aquitania Room.
   
Accommodations: Hyatt Boston Harbor
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Boston, Massachusetts / Embark Yorktown
(Monday, June 10)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.
 Morning: Attend a lecture, in the Queen Mary room on the second floor, and learn about the history of Boston, followed by a guided bus excursion of Boston. Transfer to Gloucester.
 Lunch: Enjoy a traditional New England clambake in Gloucester.
 Afternoon: Explore the Rocky Neck art colony with a local guide. Rocky Neck artist colony, where many of America's foremost late 19th and 20th century artists spent their summers, is currently undergoing a revival. Explore twelve sites that are associated with famous artists, from Winslow Homer to Edward Hopper and Marsden Hartley. Transfer to Gloucester harbor and embark the Yorktown at 4:00 PM. Late afternoon embarkation briefing, introduction of ship staff, and safety drill. Enjoy a Road Scholar champagne toast.
 Dinner: Dinner onboard.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Boothbay Harbor / Bath, Maine
(Tuesday, June 11)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast onboard.
 Morning: This morning we dock at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Enjoy a guided excursion of the museum.
 Lunch: Enjoy a relaxing lunch on board as the ship sails past the rocky coastline enroute to Boothbay.
 Afternoon: Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in this harbor town once known as the boating capital of New England. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
 Dinner: Dinner onboard.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park
(Wednesday, June 12)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast onboard.
 Morning: Arrive in Bar Harbor for an early excursion to Acadia National Park. Disembark by tender and board the trolleys for a drive along the scenic Loop Road, stopping at Sieur de Mont, Thunder Hole and, weather permitting, a stop at Cadillac Mountain.
 Lunch: Enjoy a traditional Maine "Lobster Bake" lunch in town.
 Afternoon: This afternoon, transfer to the Abbe Museum which features Native American art and culture; current exhibits include contemporary art and ‘Next Generation’ basketry as well as details of on-going archaeological efforts.
 Dinner: Dinner onboard.
 Evening: Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
(Thursday, June 13)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast onboard.
 Morning: Dock at the charming fishing port of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Depart the ship for a scenic drive along the coast to Cape Forchu Light Station, built in 1839. Return to town through the heritage district to discover historic Victorian homes built during the city’s golden age. Arrive at the Yarmouth County Museum to explore its more than 20,000 artifacts detailing the history of Nova Scotia. Just next door is the well preserved Victorian home of Alfred C. Fuller, the original Fuller Brush-man.
 Lunch: Lunch onboard.
 Afternoon: In the afternoon there will be time to explore Yarmouth on your own. Later, attend a shipboard guest lecture.
 Dinner: Dinner onboard.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
(Friday, June 14)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast onboard.
 Morning: Enjoy a full day to explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunenburg was once the busiest shipbuilding town in the world and continues to preserve its distinctive architecture and maritime tradition. Begin with a guided walking excursion through the historic district then explore the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn more about life and industry in coastal North America.
 Lunch: Lunch onboard or explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: Enjoy free time to explore Lunenburg on your own. Also attend a shipboard guest lecture.
 Dinner: Dinner onboard.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
(Saturday, June 15)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast onboard.
 Morning: A panoramic coach excursion through the streets of Halifax passes historic buildings and landmarks including Province House, the oldest provincial Parliament building still in use in Canada and the Old Town Clock commissioned by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent in 1800 to help cure the chronic tardiness among the local garrison. Continue to St. Paul’s Church and the Fairlawn Cemetery where many victims of the Titanic disaster were laid to rest. Finish the excursion with a stop at the Citadel National Historic Site.
 Lunch: Lunch onboard.
 Afternoon: At sea. Attend shipboard guest lectures.
 Dinner: Dinner onboard.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton Island, Canada / Baddeck
(Sunday, June 16)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast onboard.
 Morning: At sea. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
 Lunch: Lunch onboard.
 Afternoon: Disembark at Port Hawkesbury in the afternoon and transfer to the charming town of Baddeck, once the home of the great inventor, Alexander Graham Bell. Explore the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and wander through the immense collection that illustrates the life of this great inventor and enjoy time at leisure in the village of Baddeck.
 Dinner: Dinner onboard.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
(Monday, June 17)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast onboard.
 Morning: Arrive this morning in the protected harbor of Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. After breakfast, disembark and drive along the picturesque Blue Heron Drive to the Prince Edward Island National Park. Visit the celebrated Anne of Green Gables Homestead and the charming fishing village of Rustico.
 Lunch: Lunch onboard.
 Afternoon: At sea. Attend shipboard guest lectures.
 Dinner: Dinner onboard.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Caraquet, New Brunswick, Canada
(Tuesday, June 18)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast onboard.
 Morning: At sea. Attend a shipboard guest lecture.
 Lunch: Lunch onboard.
 Afternoon: Disembark the Yorktown in Caraquet, on the northeastern point of the Acadian Peninsula. Spend the afternoon exploring the expansive Historic Village; a living museum of Acadian culture and heritage with authentic homes, workshops and costumes dating between 1770 and 1949.
 Dinner: Dinner onboard.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Gaspé, Quebec, Canada / Perce / Ile Bonaventure
(Wednesday, June 19)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast onboard.
 Morning: Arrive in Gaspé this morning and transfer to the town of Percé to board a local boat for our excursion to the National Park of Bonaventure. Cruise along Percé Rock or Pierced Rock, named for the 66 foot archway on the seaward side of this massive limestone formation. Continue to Ile Bonaventure which supports a bird sanctuary of the largest concentration of migratory Northern Gannets on the continent.
 Lunch: Lunch onboard.
 Afternoon: At sea. Attend shipboard guest lectures.
 Dinner: Dinner onboard.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Cruising the Saguenay River
(Thursday, June 20)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast onboard.
 Morning: At sea. Enjoy the ship’s amenities and attend lectures prepared by our study leaders as the ship sails along the St. Lawrence and briefly enters the Saguenay River, an important trade route in the interior for the First Nations people.
 Lunch: Lunch onboard.
 Afternoon: The stretch of water from the gulf of the St. Lawrence to just past the Saguenay River provides a sanctuary for many marine mammals including porpoise, dolphin, seal and more than 13 species of whales.
 Dinner: Dinner onboard.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
(Friday, June 21)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast onboard.
 Morning: Arrive at the Old Port of Quebec City and depart by bus to the historic Lower Town for a guided walking excursion of the historic district. Explore Place Royale and the remains of Champlain’s first and second habitation and Rue Petit Champlain, the oldest commercial district in North America. Continue on an orientation drive seeing historic landmark sites such as the Western Wall, the Parliament Building, Citadel and the Plains of Abraham, site of an important battle in the Seven Year War for control of New France. Weather permitting debark the bus at Grande Alleé for a stroll on the Dufferin Terrace and views of the St. Lawrence River and Lower Town. Continue to the Governors Garden, the cathedral and the courtyard of the Seminary of Quebec.
 Lunch: Lunch onboard.
 Afternoon: Enjoy some free time before the Yorktown departs Quebec City in the late afternoon.
 Dinner: Captain's Farewell Dinner and Reception onboard.
   
Accommodations: Yorktown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Montreal, Quebec, Canada / Disembark
(Saturday, June 22)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast onboard.
 Morning: Disembark Yorktown and enjoy a guided excursion of Montreal. A stroll through a maze of narrow lanes and old buildings provide a perfect opportunity to discover Old Montreal's history and charm. Enjoy an excursion to the Notre-Dame Basilica and a guided coach excursion of Mont-Royal to view a panoramic view of the city. Your luggage will be transported from the ship to your hotel.
 Lunch: Road Scholar lunch in a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: After lunch, explore the Olympic Tower and Biodome before enjoying some free time.
 Dinner: Meet at 6:30 PM in the hotel lobby to depart via coach to a local restaurant for the Farewell Dinner.
   
Accommodations: Hyatt Regency Montreal
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Departures
(Sunday, June 23)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.
 Morning: Independent departures.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Montreal Montreal Biodome
A biodome that houses four different ecosystems found in North America. Within the Olympic Park, the biodome is sure to please the most curious of science lovers. For additional information, visit www.biodome.qc.ca/
  Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal houses an impressive collection of contemporary art from Quebec. Opened in 1966, the museum has a collection of nearly 7,600 pieces. For additional information, visit www.macm.org
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife


Author: Noble S. Proctor, Patrick J. Lynch (Illustrator)


Description: A comprehensive pocket guide to commonly encountered marine mammals, seabirds and other marine life of Northeastern North America, from North Carolina to Newfoundland and the Canadian Maritimes.



A Traveller's History of Canada


Author: Robert Bothwell


Description: A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.



Anne of Green Gables


Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery


Description: This Norton critical edition of the immensely popular 1908 novel includes excerpts from Montgomery's journals, letters and juvenilia, as well as commentary from Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron and Louisa May Alcott.



Champlain's Dream


Author: David Hackett Fischer


Description: In this stunningly researched and engaging biography, Pulitzer-Prize Winner David Hackett Fischer weaves together the epic story of soldier and explorer Samuel de Champlain, a colonizer of North America who spent thirty years bringing his vision of a New France to life.



Coastal Maine, A Maritime History


Author: Roger Duncan


Description: A four hundred year history of Maine, focusing on maritime traditions and seafaring, as well coastal settlement and development.



Eyewitness Guide New England


Author: Eleanor Berman


Description: This superb guide to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a synopsis of the region's attractions. It also devotes a section to Boston. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.



Eyewitness Top Ten Montreal & Quebec City


Author: Eyewitness Guides


Description: A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Montreal and Quebec City.



My Famous Evening: Nova Scotia Sojourns, Diaries and Preoccupations


Author: Howard Norman


Description: Howard Norman returned to Nova Scotia over a period of 30 years to interview local legends and research the folklore of the area. Norman writes with an impressionistic intimacy to create a portrait of this enchanting place and its people.



National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America


Author: Jon Dunn


Description: From Alaska to Baja California, Nova Scotia and Florida, this guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Tabbed for easy access, the color range maps in this sixth edition are outstanding.



New England Wildlife


Author: Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh


Description: This laminated, fold-out, pocket-size guide features illustrations of almost 150 species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.



No Great Mischief


Author: Alistair MacLeod


Description: A novel covering 200 years in the history of a family of Scottish immigrants living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. MacLeod creates a modern saga of the immigrant experience, familial bonds and life in coastal Canada.



Northeastern USA, Eastern Canada Map


Author: Michelin


Description: This colorful map covers all the Great Lakes, extending south to Washington and north to New Brunswick at a scale of 1:2,400,000.



Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England


Author: Tom Wessels, Brian Cohen (Illustrator), Ann Zwinger (Introduction)


Description: In this entertaining, informative book, the history of the New England forest unfolds like a mystery novel. Wessels examines the character of the central New England forest through the clues left behind by fires, logging, storms and economic fads.



Shadows on the Rock


Author: Willa Cather


Description: Set at the end of the 17th century in rural Quebec, this beautifully realized novel highlights the struggles of the Parisian widower Auclair and his young daughter to adapt to their new land.



The Alpine Path


Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery


Description: Those who love Prince Edward Island will be delighted by Lucy Maud Montgomery's descriptions of the countryside and its people in this charming memoir, tracing her early years.



The Last Fish Tale


Author: Mark Kurlansky


Description: Kurlansky colorfully subtitles his wide-ranging and engrossing tale, "The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town."



The Whale


Author: Philip Hoare


Description: A deeply engaging meditation on all things whale. Philip Hoare saves his special love and attention for the sperm whale -- not only via a beautiful literary analysis of Moby Dick -- but also by indulging in a childhood fantasy and actually swimming with the whales in the Azores.



Why I Hate Canadians


Author: Will Ferguson


Description: The tenth anniversary edition of Ferguson's wickedly astute cultural salvo, the collection of humorous essays that launched his career. As you might guess, the title is tongue-in-cheek.





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