Published on June 9, 2013
© The Yarmouth Vanguard
Article/Photos by Fred & Belle Hatfield
It's been years in the planning and on Sunday, Yarmouth's Natal Day, the Lost to the Sea Memorial was dedicated and officially unveiled. Parts of Water Street were blocked off to accommodate hundreds who came out to witness the historic occasion.
The memorial lists over 2400 names of individuals connected to Yarmouth County who lost their lives to the sea down through the centuries. Guest speakers were MP Greg Kerr, Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood and the chair of the Waterfront Development Corporation, Jim MacLeod. Musical contributions were made by several local performers, with some music specifically for the occasion.