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1967 Caught in blinding snow, mountainous seas, and hurricane force winds, the 91-foot trawler Iceland II of Souris runs for shelter from a killer storm in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. She wrecks on a shoal near Forchu, Cape Breton. All hands are lost.
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Events and Activities

Upcoming Events In The Carriage House

Beaconsfield Historic House Open for Tours
2 Kent Street

2018 Architectural Lecture Series

The annual Architectural Lecture Series presented by the Institute for Architectural Studies & Conservation takes place every Monday at 7 pm in January.
Lectures take place at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown. Info:  902-368-6603
Lectures are as follows: 
·         January 8, Architectural Conservation: Why We Do It 
·         January 15, Saving Energy in a Heritage Building; 
·         January 22, The Window Project: Surprising Things You Don't Know About Heritage Windows
·         January 29, Energy Efficiency in Older Homes. 


Nature PEI
Nature PEI's monthly meeting will be held February 6th, 7:30 p.m. "Member's Night"

Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island 
Environmental Coalition of PEI Annual General Meeting, February 9th, 6:30 p.m.

PEI Genealogical Society 
PEI Genealogical Society monthly meeting, February 24th, 2-4 p.m. with guest speaker Leonard Cusack. 

Album Launch

 Rachel Beck will launch her new album Reckless Heart February 25th at 7:00 p.m. 

Beaconsfield Heritage Social Dance Classes at Carriage House

New dancers are welcome for this Spring's Heritage Social Dance classes at Beaconsfield.  Dancing will begin on Wednesday March 6, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Beaconsfield Carriage House in Charlottetown located on West Street, behind Beaconsfield Historic House, 2 Kent Street.  No previous dance experience is needed, and a partner is not required.
The social dances that are learned are from several historical set dancing traditions – Scottish country, English country, quadrilles, and round dances. The dance evenings will include focus on basic steps and formations as they occur in simple dances. There will also be more complex dances and formations for experienced dancers. A dance party on Friday, May 25 will feature a program of favourite dances from the Spring classes.
For further information or to register, contact Karen Beauregard at or  telephone (902) 569-5877 or Christine Scott at or telephone (902) 724-2278.





Beaconsfield Bookstore
     & Gift Shoppe      

              Visit our gift shop featuring Island books, magazines,
pottery, and handmade soaps

For more information about Beaconsfield Historic House or events in the Carriage House, please call 902-368-6603 or email