Coal from Springhill, N.S., was said to be the best for steam-engine trains
As oil heat falls out of fashion for polluting the environment and heating with wood falls out of fashion for all the back-breaking work involved, more Islanders are turning to electricity, powered in part by wind or solar.
But did you know many homes and businesses were heated with coal in Prince Edward Island’s bygone days?
The black rocks were shipped to the Island on wooden schooners from Cape Breton Island, Pictou and Springhill, N.S., as well as Minto, N.B. Continue Reading →