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  • Weekly State Hop: NOVA SCOTIA (Friday 8/23 @ 9pm ET)


    Summary
    Nova Scotians fought in the Crimean War. The Welsford-Parker Monument in Halifax is the oldest war monument in Canada (1860) and the only Crimean War monument in North America. It commemorates the Siege of Sevastopol (18541855).

    Thousands of Nova Scotians fought in the American Civil War (18611865), primarily for the North. The British Empire (including Nova Scotia) was declared neutral in the struggle between the North and the South. As a result, Britain (and Nova Scotia) continued to trade with both the South and the North. Nova Scotias economy boomed during the Civil War.

    Immediately after the Civil War, Pro-Confederation premier Charles Tupper led Nova Scotia into the Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867, along with New Brunswick and the Province of Canada. The Anti-Confederation Party was led by Joseph Howe. Almost three months later, in the election of September 18, 1867, the Anti-Confederation Party, won 18 out of 19 federal seats, and 36 out of 38 seats in the provincial legislature.

    In the 19th century, Nova Scotia became a world leader in both building and owning wooden sailing ships in the second half of the 19th century. Nova Scotia produced internationally recognized shipbuilders Donald McKay and William Dawson Lawrence. The fame Nova Scotia achieved from sailors was assured when Joshua Slocum became the first man to sail single-handedly around the world (1895). This international attention continued into the following century with the many racing victories of the Bluenose schooner. Nova Scotia was also the birthplace and home of Samuel Cunard, a British shipping magnate, born at Halifax, Nova Scotia, who founded the Cunard Line.

    Time-zone BreakDown: Friday, August 23th, 2013 at:
    9PM Eastern
    8PM Central
    7PM Mountain
    6PM Pacific


    Flight Plan:
    http://skyvector.com/?ll=45.31649052044996,-63.239685062778435&chart=301&zoom=3&plan=A.CY.CYQI :A.CY.CYID:A.CY.CYZX:A.CY.CCW4:A.CY.CCQ3:A.CY.CYTN
    Starting airport: CYQI
    Stops: CYID, CYZX, CCW4, CCQ3, CYTN
    Ending: CYTN
    (If the skyvector does not display the full route, add the missing stops in your skyvector in the order they are listed.)

    Preferred Aircraft:
    Carenado products!
    Cruise speed will be around 145kts, I will be flying the a36 Bonanza.

    Preferred Scenery:
    No preferred scenery for this flight
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