Whale Sightings in Pakenham and Smiths Falls – Holy SeaWorld!

Whale Sightings in Pakenham and Smiths Falls – Holy SeaWorld!



For the past few nights I have been reading about the geography and terrain of Lanark County. Odd hobby I agree, but it is the basis of our area and how it formed. If you didn’t know, Lanark County used to be part of the Champlain Sea. There are not a lot of fossils in Lanark County, but it has been reported that whale bones were found in a few places. The remainder of a Humpback Whale was found near an empty pit at Welsh’s Station three miles north of Smiths Falls in 1883. The bones were found 30 feet below the surface. read- Whale Sightings Outside Smiths Falls– Part2


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The distance from Pakenham to Halifax NS is 620.87 miles or 999.19 Kilometres so how did a Beluga whale end up outside Pakenham?In 1906, the skull and part of the skeleton of a young Beluga were…

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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