Originally Posted by Penhorn
Here's a bit of Atlantic Schooners trivia, from the September 1st Burnside News:
"• Speaking of failed sport ventures, here’s an interesting bit of local lore: it’s said that somewhere in Burnside there’s a scoreboard originally purchased by J.I. Albrecht when he had rights to bring a Canadian Football League team to Atlantic Canada. Unfortunately the “Schooner” never got off the ground, but the scoreboard supposedly still remains. That would be interesting to get a peek at, don’t ya think?"
a friendly FYI penhorn . JI Albrecht was not the pruchaser and it the scoreboard is in burnside it is most likely at the Maritime Steel Plant at the end of windmill road . JB cameron Sr was the money behind the schooners. My grandfather,uncle and brother all worked for the cameron family in the steel plant and the word was that the scoreboard was sold after JB pulled the idea of building a stadium and funding the schooners. The scoreboard in the warehouse is a great urban myth and it was never confirmed that the scoreboard actually arrived in nova scotia.
If they did indeed keep the scorebroad it might be slung to the ceiling of the Fab plant in Dartmouth . The cameron did that with a Crated Neon sign from the 1940's that they would hang from newly completed bridges around the maritimes . To keep the sign out of the way they crated and suspended it between jobs. The sign was donated to the Museum of Industry in stellarton in the early 1990's. The sign lit up after 40 years of dust and industrial dirt from the foundry operation. It is a great display piece beside a power shovel my grand father designed and developed for the Erie shovels who had maritime steel under contract to make heavy equipment.