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Today in Island History
24 June 1866 Father George Belcourt debuts his horseless carriage at a St. Jean Baptiste Day picnic in Rustico, thus becoming the first Canadian motorist, the first to buy a car, and the first to import one. He is also the first to have a car accident when he fails to negotiate a turn and goes off the road. The machine is retired.
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Events and Exhibits

 

Canada Day: Saturday, July 1

10:00AM to 12:00 PM

Miniature train and speeder/trolley rides, birthday cake, puppet show by Don't Ye Know Theatre and lots of Canada Day souvenirs.

Move of the Old Station to New Home in Elmira - June 2016

Once refurbished the building will be used for programming and storage

          

Elmira Exhibits

The permanent exhibit at Elmira contains many items from the retired CN ferry - The Abegweit. For many decades, the trains helped connect passengers to the CN ferries which took people and goods from PEI to the mainland and back. At a time when the trains still ran on the Island, you caught the right train to be on time for the ferry, and caught the right ferry to be on time for the train. 

Bridge telegraph, which transmitted ship speed commands below deck along with the ship's compass


A reflecting kerosene lamp from the Abegweit



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