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Femion » Georges Island

Georges Island

June 22nd, 2008

Last weekend, I went with John, his sisters and his dad to Georges Island, a textbook-perfect glacial drumlin in the middle of Halifax harbour that housed a naval fortification in the mid nineteenth century. It is off-limits to the public, as it is still an archeological site and is currently too hazardous to be turned into a tourist attraction (dark, slippery tunnels and steep cliffs are just a lawsuit waiting to happen). Obviously, the archeologists aren’t the only ones getting to the island, as evident by the beer cans lying around. But for one day last week, Parks Canada decided to divert a harbour ferry to the island and offered guided tours. It was pretty neat.
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Looking back at Halifax from the ferry.

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Looking back at Halifax from Georges Island.

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Looking down one of the steep cliffs at the Georges Island lighthouse. The tall gray building in the background is Fenwick Towers, where I’ll be living next year.

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This picture was taken from where one of the cannons used to sit. I think it’s cool because you can see the Halifax Citadel (the green hill in the background) from there.

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