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Bruce MacNab

Bruce MacNab is the author of the award-winning biography The Metamorphosis: the apprenticeship of Harry Houdini. Raised in Dartmouth, he attended NSCAD and the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology. He now lives alongside Nova Scotia’s Cobequid Mountains

Recent Work by Bruce

Remember this? Impostor onboard Bluenose II <b>(5 photos)</b>

Remember this? Impostor onboard Bluenose II (5 photos)

In a 2005 interview at Keith Hall, the late Bruce Oland told me why his father commissioned the building of Bluenose II
All trails lead to Country Harbour <b>(6 photos)</b>

All trails lead to Country Harbour (6 photos)

Travel Tails: Smitty barks at a seal, follows the footsteps of Black Loyalists
Thousands evacuated from the ‘Other Halifax Explosion’ 75 years ago today <b>(7 photos)</b>

Thousands evacuated from the ‘Other Halifax Explosion’ 75 years ago today (7 photos)

Women’s Army Corps, Woodlawn Dairy, Red Cross rallied for thousands of evacuees at Eastern Passage barracks
<b>Remember This?</b> Mysterious Anna Eva Fay brought her supernatural skills to Halifax <b>(6 photos)</b>

Remember This? Mysterious Anna Eva Fay brought her supernatural skills to Halifax (6 photos)

World’s foremost Medium revealed the ‘truth’ of Oak Island treasure 125 years ago
D-Day ship turned New London ferry sailed in WW2 convoy from Halifax <b>(8 photos)</b>

D-Day ship turned New London ferry sailed in WW2 convoy from Halifax (8 photos)

Travel Tails: Smitty sails on a historic ship and meets a friendly chef
<b> Remember This? </b> : April Wine fans trashed the Dartmouth III ferry <b>(4 photos)</b>

Remember This? : April Wine fans trashed the Dartmouth III ferry (4 photos)

Dartmouth ferry riot was 40 years ago today
Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn NY: Where the Halifax Explosion was loaded and primed <b>(video)</b>

Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn NY: Where the Halifax Explosion was loaded and primed (video)

Just before midnight on December 2, 1917, the overloaded Mont Blanc limped out of Gravesend Bay on course to join a convoy in Halifax
Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn NY : Where the Halifax Explosion was loaded and primed <b>(video)</b>

Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn NY : Where the Halifax Explosion was loaded and primed (video)

Just before midnight on December 2, 1917, the overloaded Mont Blanc limped out of Gravesend Bay on course to join a convoy in Halifax
<b>VIDEO:</b> A freshly-carved hockey stick, polished and signed by former NHLer Jordin Tootoo

VIDEO: A freshly-carved hockey stick, polished and signed by former NHLer Jordin Tootoo

Broken glass and stingray skin was used historically to sand and polish wood
<b>VIDEO:</b> Here's how to handcraft a hockey stick

VIDEO: Here's how to handcraft a hockey stick

Many tools, a few blisters, and several hours later, a hand-carved hockey stick is complete
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