Posts made in June 2013

Lost to the Sea Site Shaping Up

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.

Lost to the Sea Site Shaping Up

Published on June 5, 2013
© The Yarmouth Vanguard
Article/Photo by Belle Hatfield

Landscaping crews, busy on Wednesday adding the finishing touches to the Lost to the Sea memorial park site at the foot of Glebe Street, behind Yarmouth Town Hall. The memorial's official opening is on Natal Day, Sunday, June 9, beginning at 2 p.m.

See story and agenda HERE.

Lost to the Sea Satellite Panels Unveiled

Published on June 1, 2013
© The Yarmouth Vanguard
Article/Photo by Eric Bourque

A ceremony officially unveiling a satellite interpretive panel - part of Yarmouth's Lost to the Sea project - was held Saturday morning, June 1, in Tusket. The panel is located on municipally owned land between the courthouse and archives building.

The panel was unveiled by Argyle Warden Aldric d'Entremont and Councillor Danny Muise.

On Saturday afternoon a second satellite interpretive panel, this one located at the Cape Forchu lighthouse was also unveiled.

The panels provide some historial information on Yarmouth County's history with the sea and the lives that have been lost.

The panels tie in the with the Lost to the Sea memorial, at the corner of Glebe and Water streets. That memorial is being unveiled on Sunday, June 9.