History

Doing business in downtown Halifax since 1946

Doing business in downtown Halifax since 1946

Maritime Hobbies was started by Terry Ahearn as Popular Specialties in 1946 on the corner of Agricola and Almon St. From there it moved to downtown Halifax and had various locations over the years including Granville St, Hollis St, Barrington St, Scotia Square, and now Grafton St. In the early 90's John Hatt and Mike Larisey bought the business from Terry, and now John's son Greg is managing, and will eventually take the reins....

Finding treasure underground in Downtown Victoria

Finding treasure underground in Downtown Victoria

I'm sure many people don't know that downtown Victoria is a maze of underground tunnels dating back to the early 1900's and utilized by the then Chinese population. My husband while working for the City of Victoria explored and worked these tunnels and I still have three beautiful Chinese teapots that he excavated from the tunnels.