Saturday, May 22, 2021

The Coast 89.7 FM (Glace Bay, Nova Scotia) Interview: Cape Breton Connection to the Bluenose

For the May 2nd episode of The Coast's "Dialogue," I spoke with host Bill MacCuish about the previously unknown story of a long-forgotten Cape Breton M.P. named Alexander C. Ross who launched the first salvo in the process that led to the Bluenose, aka "The Queen of the North Atlantic."

Interview available for a limited time here: Coast Radio "Dialogue" Podcasts 

(My segment starts @ the 39 minute mark.)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Capital History Ottawa (#colourized): Bowles Lunch

My latest for Apartment613 on legendary Ottawa diner, Bowles Lunch! 

"The atmosphere was masculine, loud, and often bawdy. Asking a woman to enter Bowles was an insult. Acceptance would cause serious damage to her reputation." (Ottawa Citizen – Dec. 26, 1981)

Read all about it! –

Rideau St. looking east across Sussex Dr., 1937. Bowles Lunch Rideau St. outlet on the right. [Orig. image via Library & Archives; colourized by Ashley Newall]

For more historical colourizations, follow my "Capital History Ottawa" on Twitter: @CapHistOttawa