Lunenburg Pigeons

Each month, we turn our eyes to publications from Lunenburg County past to bring you excerpts from days gone by.

Selected from Lunenburg Progress: Vol 17, No. 8 – February 21, 1894:

A correspondent writing in the Boston Globe, in asking cannot Carrier Pigeons be successfully used on fishing vessels, says:

“The fact that the secret of the seas, the story of the wreck of the schooner Robert J. Edwards and the loss of her crew on the treacherous Sable Island, was given to the world by a homing pigeon, has given rise to much speculation as to the possibilities of the employment of these brave little winged messengers in the fishing business.”


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