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Today in Island History
1836 Charlottetown shoemaker Wm. Fitzpatrick battles the currency shortage (and uses up his scraps of sheepskin) by issuing leather money redeemable at his office. The only leather notes ever circulated in Canada, they are soon suppressed by the Legislature.
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Driving Directions to Basin Head

From the Confederation Bridge

Take the Trans Canada Highway (Route #1) to Charlottetown, approximately 56 km.
Follow the signs to connect to Route #2 to Souris, about 84 km.
Pass through Souris and continue on Highway #16 about 12 km east to Basin Head Road.
Follow the Basin Head Road to the Fisheries Museum.

From the Northumberland Ferries


Take Highway #201 about 25 km to Montague.
Then connect onto Highway #4, approximately 38km to Dingwells Mills.
Follow the signs to connect onto Highway #16 to Souris; about 20 km to Souris.
Pass through Souris and continue onto Highway #16 about 12 km east to Basin Head Road.
Follow the Basin Head Road to the Fisheries Museum.

From the Madeleine Ferry

Take the Wharf Road to Highway #16.
Take a right turn and go east about 12 km to the Basin Head Road.
Follow the Basin Head Road right to the Fisheries Museum.

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