A hidden ghost town in Nova Scotia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by jacob_ns, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Rinty

    Rinty Been here awhile

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    Very interesting; thanks for posting.
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  2. Vinbowie

    Vinbowie Been here awhile

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    That is cool.
    I have to agree with you about the house.
    I felt a bit spooked looking at the pic.:eek1
    Maybe with a friend and /or a 357.
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  3. CallMeBoog

    CallMeBoog hi functioning idiom

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    I'd like to check this out. I have a book called Ghost Towns of Nova Scotia - and Renfrew is in it...just never thought to go there!

    I've been to Roxbury, and I've also been in to New France (Electric City) quite a few times.

    May have to rendezvous with you sometime and ride in.
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  4. jjdun7

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    Hi jacob_ns,
    cool adventure. I love this kind of stuff. Those, ah:huh, roads look like you need a paddle tires and pontoons on your KLR. And they say it's wet out here in the Northwest. :rofl I'll be waiting to see what your next visit is like.
    "As for the house, I don't want to end up in some homeless squatters stew pot!" ,,,,,or another monument :eek1
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  5. Xanthophyll

    Xanthophyll Dirt Roads of MN

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    Meh... Just be real quiet-like! They'd never know you're even there! :rofl


    Seriously though, this is a really cool ride report, one of my favorites. I really wish I had something like this to ride to here locally.
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  6. casey sohc

    casey sohc Been here awhile

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    i was just in roxbury yesterday my pal kyle and i went in,his Klr did great,my st1100 was a bit sluggish in the muck
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    Kyle thinks i've earned my ADV sticker and may not need a KLR...:rofl
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  7. jacob_ns

    jacob_ns Been here awhile

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    Keep her out of the soft stuff and you'll do fine!
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  8. CallMeBoog

    CallMeBoog hi functioning idiom

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    looks like some new signage up since last year. the orange sign used to be a grey tombstone, and the tall white sign wasn't there before. is it a map?
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  9. casey sohc

    casey sohc Been here awhile

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    yep its a map i'll check i think kyle has a better picture of it.
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    the place is teeming with the largest mosquitoes i have ever seen and it is a bit creepy....just saying.
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  10. jacob_ns

    jacob_ns Been here awhile

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    So a buddy and I are heading back into Renfrew tomorrow around 4pm, him on a DRZ and me with the KLR. If anyone in the HRM wants to come along, feel free to send me a PM!
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  11. CallMeBoog

    CallMeBoog hi functioning idiom

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    :lurk
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  12. jacob_ns

    jacob_ns Been here awhile

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    Well, a buddy and I went back in, him on his DRZ and me on the KLR. Here's a few more photos!


    Back at the campsite in the middle of nowhere, the one with the memorial.
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    Adam Csunyoscka 1980-2004
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    Carrying on to the mine. Incoming wall of images.

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    Look at the nuts on this guy!
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    Someone setup a makeshift gold sifting operation.
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    The gold is found in the quartz in the area.
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    Lots of signs of amateur attempts to find gold by crushing quarts with other rocks.
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    It's hard to tell, but we found a bit of gold in this stone.
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    A crane!
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    A weird tractor.
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    Missing the top end.
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    A VW Beetle
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    On the way out, I hit this doing about 40 km/h. Not fun. So I parked in it for scale.
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    I probably won't go back out there for a while since I've seen pretty much there is to be seen. Definitely a neat place though.

    Thanks for tuning in!
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  13. linksIT

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    thanks for sharing really enjoyed the ride reports:clap
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  14. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    None of us has any more right to be there than whoever might be staying in the house. Leave it alone.
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  15. ZEmann

    ZEmann want to be riding

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    To bad the satellite image can't zoom in close like it can is some other more populated areas

    very cool place I love this stuff also
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  16. Xanthophyll

    Xanthophyll Dirt Roads of MN

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    Thank you so much. I love this report!

    Sooooooo... I have to ask: Did you check out the place that you thought was inhabited???
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  17. jacob_ns

    jacob_ns Been here awhile

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    Actually, I have a very anticlimactic ending to that story. I found someone who actually has land out there and he told me it was an ATV camp. So it's very likely there was someone there recently, just not at the time I was out there.

    I'm sorry I don't have a more nefarious ending to that part of the trip! :D
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  18. Xanthophyll

    Xanthophyll Dirt Roads of MN

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    Well at least you didn't end up in a stew pot! Like I said, amazing report. Thanks! :D

    EDIT: Thanks for the post about the boy. I hope that memorial at the campsite lasts a long long time.
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  19. jacob_ns

    jacob_ns Been here awhile

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    I wish I could find some information about him online, but I can't find even so much as an obituary.

    Edit: This thread is all that comes up when I search for him now. Let this be a legacy to the man known as Adam Csunyoscka. Rest in peace!
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  20. miguelitro

    miguelitro I like the ads, in fact, give me more ads.

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    !bacansisimo!
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    gracias,
    Mike
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