OFFBEAT episode one: Finding barrel man

by The LighthouseNOW Team

In the spring of 1973, a man built an oversized barrel with one goal in mind: to sail from Lunenburg to Bermuda. We have his story in the first episode of our new podcast OFFBEAT.

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  • <p>EVAN BOWER PHOTO</p><p>Lunenburg resident Alan Wilneff takes us to the barrel.</p>
  • <p>EVAN BOWER PHOTO</p><p>The barrel built by George Hebb ended up near Battery Point.</p>
  • <p>EVAN BOWER PHOTO</p><p>Some of the interior of the barrel was taken over the years, and this is what&#8217;s left.</p>
  • <p>NS ARCHIVES IMAGE</p><p>A photo in the Progress Enterprise in June, 1973 shows the barrel washed up on the shore.</p>
  • <p>NS ARCHIVES IMAGE</p><p>This photo in the May 9, 1973 edition of the Progress Enterprise notes that George was hoping to raise money from his barrel trip to go to school in Newfoundland. </p>
  • <p>NS ARCHIVES IMAGE</p><p>A Chronicle Herald article from May, 1973 about George Hebb&#8217;s impending trip to Bermuda.</p>

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