Feb 14/20 - updated list of names. added Anderson; MacLeod, Roddie K,; Benoit, Reg; and Annie (Strachan) MacDonald.
Feb 15/20 Added photo of Angus MacQueen and Walter MacDonald
Feb 19/20 Posted interview with Father Norman MacPhee
Feb 19/20 Posted Interview Mamie Morrison MacMaster
March 7/20 added names John Presseau, Raymond Presseau, Angus Muise, and Victor Vankoski who died in 1936 at the mine, buried in St Margaret's cemetery, Grand Mira.
Mar 10/20 - "Mining" - Excerpt from "Story of Framboise Pg 83-86. see interview page or click here on Excerpt from Story of Framboise
March 30/20 - Interview Bernie MacEachern, son of Madeleine Presseau MacEachern and, grandson of Arthur Presseau, mine superintendent 1920s/30s. Go to interview page or click here on Bernie MacEachern to read it.
March 30/20 Interview with Madeleine MacEachern Presseau by her son Bernie MacEachern. Go to Interview page or click here on Interview Bernie & Madeleine to read it.
April 10/20 Interview with Ann (Strachan) MacDonald . Click here on Anne MacDonald to view.
April 11/20 Interview with John Presseau's interview, son of Arthur (and Exilda Presseau) mine superintendent 20s/30s. Click here on John Presseau to read it.
April 14/20 - added to "list of Names" - Michael Morrison, Ed Langley, Jimmy Swayne, Neil MacDougall, Mossman.
April 19/20 added three pics from Zane Fanning. His Dad Laurie Fanning worked at the mill and the family lived in Stirling from around 1952-1956.
April 20/20 additional information to Douglas Landry's interview from Harvey Freeman re asbestos cement siding . See section "When Douglas started at the mine/the buildings" and Wooden Stave Piping (see section "Water system and the water tank" . Also added this information about wooden piping to Chrissy and Duncan's interview . See section Water and heating". Click here on Interviews to see this additional information in the editor's notes in their interviews.
April 21/20 added link click on hyperlink Capebretonmagazine.com or click here on Links to access the site and see other Links concerning Stirling Mine and other general mining information.
May 9/20 added 19 pictures. from the collection of Alex Gillis, Mabou. These pictures were taken during the building stages mostly of the mill but a few other buildings around 1951-1952.
May 12/20 Posted Interview by Zane Fanning, son of June and Laurie Fanning. Laurie Fanning was shift Boss at the Mill. Zane was very young when he came to Stirling but he remembers a lot about life there during the four years his family was there. Click here on Zane Fanning to read his interview.
May 14/20 Added link to Novascotia.ca re Base Metals Deposits Stirling. Click here on Links to go directly to that article.
May 14, 20 downloaded files for Watson's Report. Click here on Links to find and download this report.
May 14, 20 downloaded files for Richardson's report. Click here on Links to find and download this report.
May 19/20- Posted excerpts from Interview with Dan Alex MacLeod, Stirling, by Ron Caplan, Cape Breton Magazine as printed in Number Forty One published Jan, 1996 - “Dan Alex: A working Life.” This is about the Stirling mine when it operated in 1920's/30's.
May 19/20 - Posted the words to "The Mindamar Song" and "The Rattling Stirling Bus Song" on the photo page. Click here on Photos to see them.
June 8/20 added new link to 1987 Dept of Mines and Energy report "Gold in Nova Scotia" by Jennifer Bates. Click here on Links to see it (top of page)
June 8/20 - Posted interview with Joe Richman, Prospector/Self-taught Geology Guy who spent a lot of time in Stirling exploring the old mine site between 1995-2005. Click on Joe Richman to read it or check out the interview page..
Sept 22/20 - Posted interview with Mike (Greg) Johnson, formerly from Red Islands. Mike worked several jobs at the mine, and as a surveyor the last few years the mine operated. Click on Mike (Greg) Johnston to view it or check out the interview page.
Sept 22/20 added names Angus A (Hamish) MacDonald, Ian (Norman) MacDonald, Angus MacDonald (Johnnie Allan)- Loch Lomond area, Patrick Burke, Peter Burke - River Bourgeois. Click on List of names to view all names collected so far.
Sept 22/20 - added photo of Stanley MacPhee holding a picture with frame of him standing at the remains of the Stirling school which his son Gerard took on their visit to Stirling in 2018. Stirling was Stanley's first teaching assignment. Click here on Photos to see his picture.
Sept 23/20 -Posted interview with John MacEwen, son of Ken MacEwen- bookkeeper. Click on john MacEwen to read his interview.
Oct 7/20 - Posted interview with Nelson MacAskill, son of Neilly MacAskill- Miner and entrepreneur. Click on Nelson MacAskill to read his interview.
Oct 7/20 posted photo of Stirling school many years after closure.
Jan 3/21 - added Leo Landry, Rockdale to list of names
Jan 3/21 Added Calder MacDougal to list of names
Feb 1/21 Posted Dan Neil MacDonald's interview re the houses and the Lawlor mine. Click on Dan Neil MacDonald to view it.
March 5, 2021 - Photo added of the Stirling Bus (above the Stirling Bus song) . Thanks to Bill MacLean, Gabarus for this photo from his photography collection. Click on Photos and scroll down near the end to find it.
March 5, 2021 - Added photo of the Stirling School as it looked when the mine worked in the 50's. Click on Photos and scroll down under Stanley MacPhees picture.
April 2/21 - Posted photograph taken by Gerald Aucoin of the hoist room. Click here on Photos to see it about 1/5 of the way down. keep posted for an upcoming interview with Gerald. Wendell Holmes describes how the hoist worked. Click here to see Wendell Holmes interview. Gerald's first position as a school teacher was at Stirling school when the mine was running in the 50's. I also updated list of names, I had Gerald's last name but not his first.
April 27/21 - Added Charlie Sheppard and his brother Havelock Sheppard to the list of names. click here on List of names to see them.
Keep checking in for more stories, links, names and memories. Click here on Comments if you have any pictures or know anything about the mine that you would like to share.