"Beginning at Swann Cove about two miles to the Eastward of Chegnecto River, and thence to run North Ten Miles, thence Westerly to Parrsborough, aforesaid, and then bounded on the North and West by said Parrsborough and on the South by Minas Basin
, comprehending the Public Land, on the East side Chignecto River, and all the lots on both sides the Road, leading from thence to Francklin Manor." (28)
Although most of the material from this locality is dissociated and fragmentary, the composition of this faunal assemblage is distinct from that collected by Baird and Take from the Wolfville Formation along the southern margin of the Minas Basin
. Baird later collaborated with other researchers to prepare a detailed guidebook for a field excursion to key localities with fossil vertebrates in eastern Canada for the Twenty-Fourth International Geological Congress (Carroll et al.
The tides at Burncoat Head in Nova Scotia's Minas Basin
were officially recorded as the world's highest, averaging 17.8 meters.
It's a collaboration among academic and government scientists and industry, including Nova Scotia-based companies Nova Scotia Power, Minas Basin
Pulp and Power, and Fundy Tidal; French company Alstom and U.K.
Tim Archibald as guide, explored the Minas Basin
and the Kings New Minas Presbyterian Church, established in 1990.
The postcard pretty town of Wolfville (population 3,600) is situated in the Annapolis Valley region of Nova Scotia, overlooking the Minas Basin
, which has some of the highest tides in the world.
That October evening, the music I heard wasn't just from a piano but also from water rushing in from Minas Basin
in response to the gravitational pull of the Moon.
Millennium Chemicals Minas Basin
Pulp &Power Go.
This curious resonance forces the water to reach extraordinary heights at the bay's innermost reaches (particularly Shepody Bay and Minas Basin
), where the waterway narrows significantly.
From west to east along the north shore of Minas basin
and then to the south to Scots Bay, important localities with outcrops of the McCoy Brook Formation are: 1) Wasson Bluff Protected Area; 2) McKay Head; 3) Blue Sac west; 4) Blue Sac east; 5) Five Islands Provincial Park; and 6) coves along the southern shore of Scots Bay.
The greatest possibilities for development of this climate change-friendly source of energy are in Nova Scotia, where two potential sites in the Minas Basin
area, at the end of the Bay of Fundy, could generate up to 333 megawatts of power.
Twice each day the greatest tidal surge on Earth pours inward to Minas Basin
and drains outward to the Bay of Fundy, in full view of his living-room window.