History of Prince Edward Island


Only in PEI - Promotional Video of Prince Edward Island

The Founding of Cavendish, Prince Edward Island
This account is taken from the book "Cavendish - Its History, Its People, Its Founding Families - Simpsons McNeills Clarks and their Kin" by Harold H. Simpson. I have taken the liberty of taking Chapters 5 and 6 from this book to enable me to show something of settlement life on Prince Edward Island. We have now added the complete book in pdf format to the foot of this page.

Take an aerial tour of Prince Edward Island
Whether you approach PEI by land, sea, or air, you'll feel a strange excitement begin to stir as you wonder, "What will it be like there?" No guarantees, of course, except that your heart rate will slow, your smiles will last longer, and you'll sometimes forget where you left your shoes.

Prince Edward Island
The Catholic Scotch Settlement of Prince Edward Island
The Scottish Catholics in Prince Edward Island 1772 - 1922
Memorial Volume
Alastair's Travel Journal
This is Alastair's journal of his visit to Prince Edward Island where he arrived the day after the heaviest snow fall they'd ever had.

Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association - Our Story, Our Island, Our Fishery

History of Prince Edward Island
By Duncan Campbell (1875)
Skye Pioneers and "The Island"
By Malcolm A. MacQueen (1929)
Identifying the Highland Scots
Nineteenth century immigrants in Nova Scotia by A. M. Austin

Lobster Eating in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Prince Edward Island is a regular stop for many cruise ships. One of the "must do" things there is tasting their excellent lobsters. But, if you don't know how to eat a lobster, here is some help from an expert Prince Edward Island native.

Food Country with Chef Michael Smith Episode 16: Lobster 101

History of Presbyterianism on Prince Edward Island
By Rev. John MacLeod (1904)
Illustrated Historical Atlas of Prince Edward Island (1880)
Quite a faint publication but containing lots of maps which are an excellent research resource. 

Prince Edward Island Tour in September 2016


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