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Sherman Bleakney

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Dr. J. Sherman Bleakney graduated from Acadia with a B.Sc. (1949) and a M.Sc. (1951); he graduated from McGill with a Ph.D. (1956). In 1957, he returned to the Biology Department at Acadia as a professor of Zoology, taking a position vacated by the retirement of Dr. H.G. Perry. Bleakney worked with Robie Tufts and Harrison Flint Lewis in the Biology Department. In 1987, he received the Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence. He retired in 1988 but continued to work closely with Acadia as a University Fellow from 1988 to 1993. Bleakney is noted for this book on sea slugs, entitled "Sea Slugs of Atlantic Canada and the Gulf of Maine", and for his book on dykes and marshlands, entitled "Sods, Soil, and Spades".

The entire fonds represents the great amount of research and writing done by Bleakney both during and after his academic career. Much of the fonds is accumulated research material, historical and recent, that formed the basis for the book "Sods, Soil and Spades: The Acadians at Grand Pré and Their Dykeland Legacy", published by McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004.
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Sherman Bleakney

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Dates: 1945 to 2012
Collection: Sherman Bleakney, Archival Catalogue
Type: finding aid

Aboiteau and marsh at Houston Beach

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Dates: 1999
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken of an aboiteau and marsh at Houston Beach, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "overview of outer and inner dyke walls and sites of two aboiteaux." Second photo: "posts were part of older dyke wall, aboiteau was built behind it, is a newer wall set farther back in the marsh." Third photo: "upstream end of sluice box."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Aboiteau and marsh at Houston Beach

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Dates: 1999
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken of an aboiteau and marsh at Houston Beach, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "most recent aboiteau in secondary dyke, note use of sapling." Second photo: "posts were part of the oldest dyke wall." Third photo: "remnants of old aboiteau."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Aboiteau and old sluice

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Dates: 2003
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken of an aboiteau and old sluice at Houston Beach, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "site #4 - old sluice, note crossed tie down stakes. Are timbers drilled all the way through?" Second photo: "downstream from sluice #1." Third photo: "site #4 - old sluice box (where Acadian period glass was found)."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Aboiteau and old sluice

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Dates: 2003
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken of an aboiteau and old sluice at Houston Beach, N.S. in the winter. Inscriptions - First photo: "location of the old sluice box and brush wall - is encased and buried by ice." Second photo: ""aboiteaux creek" to right of French Glass site." Third photo: "from top of sand bank and ice - creeke - French Glass site and sluice at extreme… more
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Aboiteau and old sluice

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Dates: 2002
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken of an aboiteau and old sluice at Houston Beach, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "old sluice - outflow opening." Second photo: "old sluice box, clapped iton straps and one plank in gate." Third photo: "sluice hinge, old dyke, Houston Beach, N.S."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Aboiteau construction

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Dates: unspecified year in 199X
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Sketches of aboiteau construction, likely done by Sherman Bleakney.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/015
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: technical drawing

Aboiteau, old sluice and marsh

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Dates: 2002
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken of an aboiteau, old sluice and marsh at Houston Beach, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: old sluice - functioning, intake. Second photo: brush in aboiteau wall. Third photo: Houston Beach marsh, old aboiteau.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Avon River and Oak Island

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Dates: 1978
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Two black and white aerial photograph of the Avon River and Oak Island, N.S. Inscription - "looking west"
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/12
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Avonport Lighthouse

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Dates: 1978
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Four black and white aerial photographs of the Avonport Lighthouse.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/12
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Beach plants

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos of beach plants from the west end of Long Island. Varieties include: Spartina Pectinata (tall grass), scirpus maritumis and scirpus americanus. Inscriptions - First photo: "plants from beach at west end Long Island, Grand Pre." Second photo: "Spartina Pectinata (tall grass), scirpus maritumis (has corms) and scirpus americanus (thick rhizomes). 3 Major plant… more
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/20
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Black Landing

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Two photos of Horton Landing or "Black Landing," the site of the Acadian expulsion in Hortonville, Nova Scotia. Photos depict blue-black shale bedrock outcrop. Inscription - "Hortonville, Horton Landing alias Black Landing, Kings Co. Nova Scotia, Note: extensive blue-black shale bedrock outcrop just beneath surface silts layer. S. Bleakney, Aug 2000. "And here in Horton, so… more
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/14
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Break in the Wolfville Dyke

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Dates: March 1931, October 30, 1931
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three black and white photographs of the Wolfville Dyke. First photo shows a break in the Wolfville Dyke in 1931. Second photo shows the road to Wolfville Light flooded in 1931. The third photo is of the flooded road to the Government Wharf in Wolfville in 1913.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/016
Creator: Graham, Edson, 1869-1956
Type: photograph

Breaks in Dyke and flooding in Wolfville

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Dates: 1913
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three black and white photographs of the Wolfville Dyke. First photo shows a break in the dyke in 1913. The second photo shows the flooding of the dyke in 1913. The third photo shows the road to the Government Wharf flooded in 1913.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/16
Creator: Graham, Edson, 1869-1956
Type: photograph

Broken Wickwire Dyke

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Dates: 1931 (year approximate)
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Four black and white aerial photographs from 1931. First and second photos have Acadia University in the foreground and the broken Wickwire Dyke after a storm on March 4 1931. Third photo is of Grand Pre, N.S. Fourth photo is of likely of the Grand Pre area. Inscriptions - "Air photos 347, 340"
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/16
Creator: McCully, R.T., (19-- - 1974?)
Type: photograph

Chart of dyking sods at West Long Island, Grand Pre

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Chart of dyking sods at West Long Island, Grand Pre from June to July 2000. Includes a comparison between black grass and salt meadow hay, their field weight, weight after they were air dried and total amount of water each sod held.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/9
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Dead dyke wall at Deportation Creek

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Dates: unspecified year in 199X
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Two photographs and three maps of the "Dead Dyke" at "Deportation Creek" on the Grand Pre marshlands, Nova Scotia. Includes notes about the Acadian dykes by Sherman Bleakney and lot numbers of the Dead Dyke area in Horton.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/014
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Description/sketches of the marsh at Houston Beach

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Dates: 2002
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Description and sketches of the marsh at Houston Beach, N.S.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Dock at Black Landing

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Two photos of Horton Landing or "Black Landing," the site of the Acadian expulsion in Hortonville, Nova Scotia. Photos depict a part of the dock at low tide, covered in sea vegetation.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/14
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Dr. J. Sherman Bleakney

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Dates: unspecified decade in 19XX
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Photograph of Professor Sherman Bleakney holding the bones of a sea turtle at Acadia University.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE
Type: photograph

Drainage patterns, maps and seros cycles

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Dates: 1997
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: General Comments and Queries on the Grand Pre Acadian Dykelands compiled by Sherman Bleakney. Also includes: a Grand Pre Map with drainage patterns, comments on tidal creek drainage patterns on his 1994 base map, and a table of seros cycles.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/4
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Drawings of staddles

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Dates: 1999
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Several drawings of staddles and their posts with measurements and labels of the parts.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/9
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Dykes, shore, and erosion

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Dates: unspecified decade in 19XX
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: An aerial photo that has been written on by Sherman Bleakney. Indicates 1760 shoreline, 1808, 1952, 1988 dykes, a lighthouse, old wharf, and erosion in 1955.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/16
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Dyking procedures

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Dates: 1998
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Memo from Sherman Bleakney about his calculations of Acadian dyking procedures at Grand Pre to "Those who may not have noticed yet." Includes a descriptive note, a table of calculations and calculations of work days needed for the constructions of the dykes.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/4
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Dyking spades

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three photos of dyking spades and a want ad that requests dyking spades for examination and photographing.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/11
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Dyking spades from Birmingham, England and Sackville, N.B.

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured and labelled photos of dyking spades from Birmingham, England and Sackville, N.B. Inscription - First photo: "Lewis Millett's spade, made in New Brunswick by Charles Siddal, blacksmith." Second photo: "Lewis Millett old spade, New Minas, N.S." Third photo: "upper is a C.AD.S made spade, belong to Lewis Millett, New Minas, N.S. Lower is a Birmingham… more
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/18
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Dyking spades from East La Havre

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured and labelled photos of dyking spades from East La Havre, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "East La Havre, Robin Wyllie = collector, found in Kings County 20 years ago." Second photo: "East La Havre, Robin Wyllie = collector, both spades from Kentville area 20 some years ago." Third photo: "East La Havre, Robin Wyllie = collector, found in Kings County 20… more
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/18
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

East end Evangeline Beach

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Dates: 1997
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos of the east end of Evangeline Beach, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "the site of the old dyke and aboiteau from the 1760's." Second photo: "the hand-cut sods of an old dyke in the 1760's or earlier Acadian." Third photo: "base of an old dyke, Planter or Acadian, possibly pre 1759 Acadian re-built by Planters."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/23
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

East end of Long Island

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Dates: 1997
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken at the east end of Long Island, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: " east end of Long Island, Grand Pre, N.S. base of old Planters dyke that broke in 1944. What is fresh layer to north of dyke? Note iron rod at right center, part of plank facing, construction - deadman the rod." Second photo: "N.E. Grand Pre - Long Island tidal marsh - old Planters dyke -… more
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/23
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

East end of Long Island

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Dates: 1997
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken at the east end of Long Island, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "east end of Long Island, Grand Pre, N.S. base of old Planters dyke" Second photo: "old Planters dyke lost in 1944. east end section." Third photo: "N.E. Grand Pre, Long Island, What is this row of poles?"
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/23
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

East end of N.E. Grand Pre

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Dates: 1999
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken at the east end of N.E. Grand Pre, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "N.E. Grand Pre, old dyke wall, sod 12x12, exposed horizontal surface." Second photo: "N.E. Grand Pre, old dyke wall, in section, at east end." Third photo: "old dyke wall at east end"
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/23
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Email about marsh soils / access to marsh maps

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Dates: 2001
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: An email to Hank Kolstee from Sherman Bleakney regarding marsh soils and access to large marsh maps.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/6
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Erosion prevention along Evangeline Beach

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos of homes along Evangeline Beach. Photos show different piles of rocks in front of yards possibly built to try and prevent erosion.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/20
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Erosion progression near the guzzle

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Dates: 1999
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three maps and an aerial photograph of the Grand Pre region depicting The Guzzle, Boot Island and Oak Island in 1760, 1911, 1928, 1963. Shows the progression of erosion from 1760-1963 near the guzzle.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/14
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Evangeline Beach

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Dates: 1978
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three black and white aerial photographs of Evangeline Beach.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/12
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Evangeline beach and preserved stumps

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Dates: unspecified decade in 19XX
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three photos of a man on a beach 1 mile west of hotel at Evangeline Beach with an old preserved stump. Inscription - "Stump 1 mile west of hotel, Evangeline Beach"
Accession Number: 1990.005-BLE/7
Type: photograph

Exposed Acadian aboiteau at the Grand Pre Dykelands (1994)

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Dates: 1994
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Report compiled by Sherman Bleakney. Includes a description and discussion of a log aboiteau found by Nancy and Sherman Bleakney near the guzzle in Grand Pre. Recommendations for the excavation site are noted. Also included is a summary and chart of the survey conducted in August, 1994.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/4
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Field trip report on the Wolfville Harbour ship wreck

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: A report about a field trip on 27 September, 2000 to Wolfville Harbour ship wreck. The report includes a description of the purpose, location, procedures used, site, fastenings, scantlings, artifacts and the security of the site. Also included is a topographical map indicating where the wreck is located and a labelled sketch of the wreck.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/7
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Flooded Port Williams dyke and road

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Dates: 1914
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: A black and white photograph of the flooded Port Williams Dyke and Road. Inscription - "Dyke broken at left of photo."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/16
Creator: Graham, Edson, 1869-1956
Type: photograph

Flora on the Kingsport tidal marsh

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos of the Kingsport tidal marsh showing flora. Inscriptions - First photo: "sod grasses, and possible sod pit." Second photo: "various grasses, sedges, bulrush, etc." Third photo: "David Herbin, west end Long Island, sods 4x4x10.5, Juncus Gerardis - black grass"
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/20
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Gaspereau River

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Dates: 1992
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Two copied maps, from 1760 and 1928, and an aerial photo of Black Landing (Horton Landing). The change in the width of the Gaspereau River is very noticeable. Inscription - "Hortonville, N.S., 1992, SWCOR 92302-51, 92-06-18, 21H-1, 1:10,000"
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/14
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: map

Geological / biological graph of soil layers in south bank of Cornwallis River

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Dates: 1983
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: A geological and biological graph of a section of the south bank of the Cornwallis River, east of the Wolfville Harbour in Nova Scotia. Includes a geological column indicating the layers and depth of the soil and a description of the area and soil layers.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/7
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Grass roots

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Dates: 2001
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Black and white photographs taken under a scanning electron microscope of various marsh roots, including S. Alterniflora, Spartina Patens, Juncus Gerardi, and stones in 2001. Also includes a page of sketches and descriptions of marsh roots.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/17
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Guzzle

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Dates: 1978 (year uncertain)
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three colored aerial photographs of the guzzle in the Minas Basin near Grand Pre.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/12
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Guzzle area

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Dates: unspecified decade in 19XX
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: One photo of "the guzzle" (channel between Long Island and Boot Island) at low tide. Inscription - "The Guzzle"
Accession Number: 1990.005-BLE/7
Type: photograph

Guzzle area and exposed forest

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken in Grand Pre, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "Guzzle creek south of Little Island, Grand Pre." Second photo: "area of old forest (800-1000 years??) at the guzzle, Grand Pre, N.S. Roots are in upland soil, fallen tree trunks are in marine deposits." Third photo: "recently exposed forest in the guzzle at N.E. Grand Pre, N.S."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/23
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Guzzle at Grand Pre

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Dates: 1979 (year approximate)
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: A coloured aerial photograph of the guzzle at Grand Pre. Inscription: "Barnacle rocks at oyster site, 1979."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/12
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Harrow, hay, ditching and barn manure forks from Upper Falmouth

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Two coloured photos of harrow forks, hay forks, ditching forks, and barn manure forks from James Eldridge's farm in Upper Falmouth. Inscriptions - First photo: "1. "harrow" fork for breaking up ground around stumps of newly cleared land in order to plant oats. 2. hayfork. 3. ditching fork, for clearing drain ditches, and for hauling/clawing sods from ditches being cut by other… more
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/18
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Horse drags used in dyke construction

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Dates: November 2000, March 2001
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: A description of horse drags, used in dyke construction, and their loads of sods. Included is a chart of the estimates of loads of sods on a horse drags and a diagram of a horse drag.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/011
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Horse tidal marsh clogs from Kings County

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos of horse tidal marsh clogs from Kings County. Inscriptions - First photo: "horse tidal marsh clogs, somewhat complex system of tightening, Marshall Rand, Delhaven, N.S." Second photo: "horse marsh clogs, Jon Rand, Wellington Dyke Road, N.S." Third photo: "horse tidal marsh clogs, Jon Rand, Wellington Dyke Road, N.S."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/18
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Horton Landing

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos of blue-black shale at Horton Landing.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Horton Landing wharf

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos of the wharf covered in vegetation at Horton Landing. Inscriptions - First photo: "original wharf? When built? First deck layer of logs at top. "New section" added at right (north side)." Second photo: "on shale outcrop." Third photo: "preserved log layer for original deck; now below line by 8 feet or more."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Intertidal shale beds near Mill Cove

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Dates: 1978 (year approximate)
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: A black and white aerial photograph of the intertidal shale beds near Mill Cove, N.S.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/12
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Jonathan Crane : On dyking

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Dates: unspecified year in 199X
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: An essay entitled "Crane, Jonathan: On Dyking" for the Acadian Recorder. Included is a summary of Crane's qualifications, the construction of access roads, aboiteau and sluice, sluice construction, incorporation of brush during construction, work teams and organization, the construction of the running dykes and repairs, blocking sluices and cross-connecting canals. Also included… more
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/015
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Kingsport Wharf

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Dates: 1978 (year uncertain)
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: A black and white aerial photograph of Kingsport Wharf.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/12
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Labeled drawings of a dyking spade

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: A traced drawing of a dyking spade. The parts of the spade are labelled.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/11
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Limiting environmental factors in Canada which effect amphibians and reptiles

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Dates: 1951
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: A speech about reptiles and amphibians in Nova Scotia given in a Biology Seminar by Sherman Bleakney in 1951. In the speech Bleakney discusses the collection of reptiles and amphibians at Acadia, the many different species in Nova Scotia, and their behaviors and habitat.
Accession Number: 1990.005-BLE/4
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Locations of clam shells in the Wolfville harbour

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Dates: unspecified year in 199X (year uncertain)
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Overlay sketches of the Wolfville harbour region in 1959 and 1973, taken from an aerial photograph, that indicate where 750 year old clams were located.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/007
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Luminaria in the Minas Basin

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Dates: 1978
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: A sketch of the Minas Basin west of Blomidon and a coloured aerial photograph of Luminaria in the Minas Basin.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/12
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Marsh grass and soil samples

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Dates: 2000
Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Two coloured photos of marsh grass and soil samples. Varieties include: Juncus Gerardi (black grass) Salt Meadow Hay and S. Patens. Inscription: "Samples from Grand Pre and Wolfville."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/20
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph