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Hello:  Their are hundreds more people reading this guest book then signing it.  Please don't be shy, sign in and write us as often as you like.  Our viewers enjoy reading these messages even if they do not directly know you.  Share a bit of you with us. 

Requests on this page:Frank Francis, also the Lyle and Trott families | Capt Frank K Crosby | John Lewis Knowles | Katie Power | Holly Shakeshaft, and Scott Shakeshaft | Mooswa |

 If you would like to send us a web site address that is representative
of your area we will add it on our "Location" link.  Thank you.

Planning on moving to Yarmouth, Tri-County Area?
We will send you our clients welcome package gift coupons.

Date: 10/1/2006
Name: Verlie Frances Crosby Pickles
Location: Florida
E-Mail: sisp@tampabay.rr.com

Comments: My father was Capt Frank K Crosby of Yarmouth
Any one seeking info please contact me

Date: 10/1/2006
Name: Misha
Location: New York
E-Mail: alexas@msn.com

Comments: aloha! all very nice. a like it. peace bro!

Date: 10/1/2006
Name: Laurie Mahler
Location: Brampton, Ontario
E-Mail: lmahler_22@hotmail.com

Comments: What a lovely site, it is just like going "home".  I was born in Arichat hospital, but lived in D'Escousse until I was almost 10, then moved to Ontario in 1975. I attened North Isle Madame Elementary School until grade 3.  My father owned a business in Port Hawksbury in the 70's.  I have wonderful memories as a child of growing up in a truly beautiful town.  I had so much fun picking berries, swimming at the shore, catching minnows, going in the woods... I remember the weekly trips to go grocery shopping at the IGA in Arichat and the trips to Port Hawksbury.  Although Ontario is beautiful too and I am settled here with my four children now, a huge piece of my heart is in Isle madame and it will be there forever.  I have been back a few times, in 1980, 1988 and 2001.  I plan to go back maybe next summer and bring my four kids.  I remember our beautiful churh, St. Hyachinte's as well, where I was baptized, and made my first communion and confirmation.  Although I have lost touch with everyone I knew there and went to school with, I still think of them now and then.  Most of my family has moved on as well, but I will still come back now and then.  Thanks again for such a nice site to show my kids and tell my little story, and hopefully some of my old school friends will remember me and drop me a line or two in an email and say hello and tell me what they have been up to for the past 30 years!!

Date: 10/2/2006
Name: Knowles
Location: Dartmouth
E-Mail: knowelslynn@hotmail.com

Comments: This web site is great! I am looking for information on the Knowles Family. My fathers name is John Lewis Knowles. He was born in Yarmouth. Any information would be great.
Thank you
Lynn Knowles

Date: 10/2/2006
Name: Loretta (Francis) Hurlburt
Location: Yarmouth, N.S.
E-Mail: autumnnites@hotmail.com

Comments: Hello once again, a very interesting site. Every so often I check back for new input.I am still looking for information on Frank Francis, also the Lyle and Trott families. Hoping someone has some information they are willing to part with. I would like to thank you for all the work and time you put into this site, and I sincerely hope it continues to thrive. God bless.

Date: 10/2/2006
Name: John Pazour
Location: Longmont, Colorado, USA
E-Mail: johnpazour@earthlink.net

Comments: On Sunday morning Sept 10 2006 my wife and I were touring near Sand Beach or Kelly Cove. When I backed up my rental car to get a better angle for a photo, I backed into a roadside ditch and became hopelessly stuck.  A nearby church was having a fundraising event that day and several cars drove up.  Every single person stopped and asked if they could help.  One gentleman with a handicapped sticker on his mirror got out and tried to help me push the vehicle out.  Then he went to try to find someone with a tow truck.  Another man came up with his Ford Diesel pickup and took time from his church event to get out a rope and spend a half hour getting us out.  The people in Nova Scotia have always been wonderful, but this was beyond my imagination.  The gracious people who helped us would not take any payment, but I would like to get the address of a church in that area to send a small donation.  Could you help me with the name and address of some small area church that I could mail it to?
   This was our third visit Nova Scotia in 10 years and we hope to bring our children and grandchildren the next time we come.  Thank you! 

Date: 10/3/2006
Name: Bill Boudreau
Location: Oklahoma City
E-Mail: billboudreau@flash.net,    www.othershore.org

Comments: I want to express my deepest appreciation to the WebMaster of this wonderful site for his support on my recent book, Olsegon. www.othershore.org. 

I visit this site often, and each time, I want to return to where I was born and raised, Wedgeport. I miss the coastal atmosphere: sights, sounds, smells, mist, and of course, the greatest seafood anywhere. I've eaten a seafood plater in St. Malo, France. It was good, but not as good as what the Yarmouth area offers.

Everyone, keep supporting this great site, where thoes of us who live away, can always come home with a double-click.

Thanks for everything, Godfrey

Date: 10/4/2006
Name: Jill Churchill
Location: St. Albert, Alberta
E-Mail: jill_churchill@hotmail.com

Comments: I'm so glad these sites are here. i'm from yarmouth, lived in Sandford, and it's comforting to be able to look at home from such a distance.

Date: 10/5/2006
Name: Sandra(Ashe) 
Location: R.R.#2 Yarmouth
E-Mail: sjhaley @eastlink.ca

Comments: I wonder if someone could give me information on a Katie Power.She used to live in Pembroke Yar.Co. She died on Nov.7,1969.I'm am trying to find out when she was born. Enjoy reading interesting comments and information on this wonderful site.

Date: 10/5/2006
Name: Doug Armstrong
Location: United states, North Carolina
E-Mail: darmstrong1@mchsi.com

Comments:   My wife and I have been to Canada about 20 times, we finally decided to buy and did buy a piece of Heaven on the water in Yarmouth. The people there are the most friendly people I have ever met in my entire life. The land, the views and the community are fantastic. We plan on retiring and moving up there in about 8 years and are really looking forward to it. I know it will be the place to spend the rest of our lives. I was born in the United States but my Grandfather was from a small fishing village in Canada, so I am told, so I wanted to know more about Canada, I discovered that Your Country is a Great one like My Grandfather was. I really never knew him as He passed away in 1946. I was born in 1959. If He was anything like The People of Yarmouth He was a Great Man. Keep being Yourselves, people on this earth that kind are hard to find. See Ya in 8 years and 3 or three times during the year until then. Doug 

Date: 10/8/2006
Name: earl sampson
Location: lower sackville nova scotia
E-Mail: earl.cheryl@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: very intereting. looking at pictures, brought back pleasant
memories. Grew up in Little Anse. My dad (Peter) had
a store in Little Anse. Tried to find a picture of the house we lived in. Could not find it. I believe it's where
Melvin Samson and family was living.

Date: 10/9/2006
Name: John Rhyno
Location: Alberta
E-Mail: jdevink@telus.net

Comments: I was born in Yarmouth NS in 1971, My Last name is RHYNO. Looking for info on that name, where it comes from,geanology... etc..My fathers name a;so was John Rhyno and my Mothers name was Pauline Young.Any Iformation on My ( so called )father or info on my family manr Rhyno back ground would be a big help.
Thanks John Rhyno

Date: 10/10/2006
Name: queenthugette
Location: yamouth 
E-Mail: queenthugette_5@hotmail.com

Comments: I haven't a clue on who wrote up this part on Yarmouth Nova Scotia but as an aboriginal persons I do care for the term "Indian" as I said above I am Aboriginal not Native and most definitly not to be referred to as an Indian.
Webmaster Comment:  If you can be more specific on the location of that statement I will change it.  Thank you.

Date: 10/10/2006
Name: Melanie and Tammy Dekker
Location: Calgary 
E-Mail: tdekkere@yahoo.ca

Comments: Alot of familiar names. Left Yarmouth in 93!

Date: 10/12/2006
Name: derek george
Location: yarmouth
E-Mail: jdgeorge@eastlink.ca

Comments: just checking out site of ilse madame - been gone from there now for 10 years - live in yarmouth (sandford)call it home now- 

Date: 10/13/2006
Name: Gloria Jean (Piper) Winiewicz
Location: Abington, MA
E-Mail: Jeannie173@aol.com

Comments: Hello all,

Just checking Beaver River and Port Maitland where my family, the Perry's and Piper's, were born and raised back in the mid and late 1800's.  I have the Family Bible from this era and find it very interesting.  From what I've been able to research, Beaver River and Port Maitland are beautiful areas.

Date: 10/14/2006
Name: Traci
Location: Esquimalt
E-Mail: hakims_mama@yahoo.ca

Comments: Hi my name is Traci, I have sgned yor book before. I am still looking for  my friend Holly Shakeshaft, and her husband Scott Shakeshaft. I miss Holly very much If anyone knows her please ask fer to call or look at this site.

 Traci Pateman

Date: 10/15/2006
Name: Matt Morton
Location: Argyle
E-Mail: mattmorton@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Born and raised in West Pubnico moved to Argyle in 94.Cool site.

Date: 10/16/2006
Name: Linda
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Comments: I attended L'Acadie four years ago and met distant relatives during our social evening sponsered by Sheila Macauley and the tour of Hubbard's Point,Ste. Anne du Ruisseau Cemetery and Yarmouth. I am a descendant of John O'Bird/Hubbard. I was born in Yarmouth of Metis heritage.  Some of my cousins live in Yarmouth and surrounding towns. 

Date: 10/17/2006
Name: Billy Mauger
Location: Aldergrove, B.C.
E-Mail: bill_mauger@hotmail.com

Comments: Hello again,

I did not see the photo gallery the previous times I've visited the site.  A lady I know out this way (b.c.) asked if it was St. John's Anglican church was the one built by my family.  Actually, it was St. George's Chapel in Cape La Ronde (Mauger Rd.) that Was built by my uncle George Mauger (the older George - now deceased ... not to be confused with my 1st cousin George Mauger... still very much alive... who lives in at the Cape still) and John Mauger who was my grandfather.  My father "Johnny Mauger" died in 1998.

The history and heritage we share is wonderful... I tell the stories of 'back home' all the time.  My son and I had a blast back home this Summer and look forward to another Summer there in 2007.

Fair Winds and Following Seas,

Billy Mauger

Date: 10/20/2006
Name: il maestro e margherita
Location: Miami
E-Mail: alex.scott@hotmail.com

Comments: Cool!.. Nice work...

Date: 10/21/2006
Name: Jessie Owen
Location: Dartmouth
E-Mail: jessa19_2005@hotmail.com

Comments: Hey i just like to say hello to anyone that reads this and knows me i love this place cant wait to cum visit down home again 

Date: 10/22/2006
Name: dottie
Location: carleton 
E-Mail: allaire2004@aol.com

Comments: I love to look at all the beautiful pictures and see places that I have visited and places that I have yet to gone too.
Please update when you get a chance.

Date: 10/25/2006
Name: nancy fougere
Location: cataumet, ma
E-Mail: fougere_9@hotmail.com

Comments: What fun to find this site. We spend much time in D'Escousse in the summer on our boat, Lots of friends and relatives of my husband there and we love to see them. Willard  Fougere is Lou's uncle and we love the connection to the land where his father grew up.
The friendliest people in the world!

Date: 10/26/2006
Name: basil
Location: newell
E-Mail: basilnewell@yahoo.ca


Date: 10/26/2006
Name: Carol
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: cameron.30@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: I am trying to find out how to use the on line encylopedia can you help please?

Date: 10/26/2006
Name: Arthur Berry
Location: Halifax NS
E-Mail: arthurberry@hotmail.com

Comments: It was an honor for me to be by the side of my nephew Raymond John Berry in Calgary Alberta on Oct 21 2006, Raymond was nane after his grandfather the late Raymond Berry of Yarmouth, Raymond father is the late Carleton berry who passed away 1972, His som was not even 2 at the time
wedding pics can be seen on my space soon
 sure looking forward to my visit to Yarmouth Ns from Dec 20-28 until then feel free to email me,

Date: 10/28/2006
Name: buzz    &socks
Location: Oshawa,Ont.
E-Mail: marjorie222@rogers.com

Comments: Will be leavingtomorrow morning, Getting anxious to get back in the peaceful woods, And seeing all those friendly people Nice to stop and see what the neigbour is doing or find out the next one mightbe be up to They sure  like to have a chat and I realy enjoy the time spent listing. See you all soon .socks

Date: 10/28/2006
Name: socks
Location: Oshawa, Ont.
E-Mail: marjorie222@rogers.comL

Comments: Leaving tomorrow Oct.26/06.Am anxious to get back in the peaceful woods, where allthe friendly people are. Such a great place to visit Will see you all soon. Socks.

Date: 10/28/2006
Name: socks
Location: Oshawa, Ont.
E-Mail: marjorie222@rogers.com

Comments: Wayne &Winnie:you have,nt seen us for awhile but, was going to leave today, But got an up date on the weather alot of wind and rain for tomorrow Oct29th Heavy wind so may not have a boat crossing St. John. Better wait another day

Webmaster Comment: Bad winds today the 29th ..... Hope you have a safe trip and a great time when you get here.. 

Date: 10/30/2006
Name: tibby 
Location: L.E. Pubnico
E-Mail: mjm@klis.com

Comments: Hi I really enjoy reading the wonderful comments from the people from other part of the country . makes me proud to be a Nova Scotian . thanks

Date: 10/31/2006
Name: Mike Harding
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: mikejosee@eastlink.ca

Comments: Always nice to read about Richfield. I am the grandson of Ken and Minnie Harding, and have spent a lot of time there. One of the most beautiful and friendly country places anyone could find. My father now owns the land behind the old homestead and we still do our hunting and fishing out there.

November 2006
Date: 10/31/2006
Name: Mavis
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
E-Mail: Mavis.Thomson-Shearer@gov.ab.ca

Comments: Hello!  I will be attending a wedding at the Port Maitland Fire Hall @ 7 pm July 7, 2007 and am looking for things to do and places to stay for a family of four.  We are going to fly into Halifax to visit old buddies then make our way to Yarmouth and area.  Looking forward to being in the Maritimes for my second time - it is one of the best places to be in the world.  See you next summer!

Date: 11/4/2006
Name: linda
Location: ottawa
E-Mail: byran.mason2001@rogers.com

Comments: Three years ago my husband and I made the decision that we would retire in Nova Scotia.  Because my husband was a Navel Officers we have lived from Newfoundland to British Columbia,, (in fact we tell our friends that our daughter started school in B.C. and our son five years later in Nfld.) When we did make the decision to move back I told my husband that I would make the choice of where we would live, and I chose the quiet little village of Sluice Point and we were very fortunate to by four heavenly acreas on the ocean.  When I spoke today with a dear friend of mine from Amerault's Hill she was busy preparing for a fund raiser for a little boy who was born with spina bifada.  The community has come together to raise funds so he can buy an electric wheel chair.  There will be bake sales, rappie pie and seefood chowder as well as a card social and a dance.  Why do I write this, you might ask?  Because I notice that you have submission from all over the world and I want people to see how your communities come to-gether to take care of their own.  When friends ask why I would want to move to such a small area away from it all, and not a big city, I tell them that I am not away from it all, I am in the middle of it all.

Date: 11/5/2006
Name: Justin Surette
Location: Calgary Alberta
E-Mail: jsurett2@hotmail.com

Comments: I lived in S.A.R. for 24 yrs before moving to Calgary and I just wanted to say that I enjoy this site, good pics, good stories, good stuff.
Thank you

Date: 11/5/2006
Name: Bob Sullivan 
Location:  Halifax 
E-Mail: bobsulli@eastlink.ca

Comments: Webmaster-- I sent you a paragraph or two about 3rd week in October Re hoping we would get some responses on Camp Mooswa from 1935 to1957 -- 1940s was when we were There !!?? Dot Vallillee and I hope we can eventually do something with what we have collected !!!! Hopefully Ruth Kirk will Post a pic of  the Mooswa dining hall ???!!!Hope you post my remarks from before ?? Regards Bob 

Date: 11/9/2006
Name: Mike
Location: York, Pennsylvania
E-Mail: mdhemt

Comments: I seem to have developed a love for studying remote locations of Canada.  I happened across your site while browsing.  Nice web site.

Date: 11/10/2006
Name: Dot Vallillee
Location: Yarmouth

Comments: It's Bob who wants to "do something" with what 'he' has collected about Mooswa; I've contributed what I have to this site
Webmaster Comment;  Thank you for the assistance you have given me.Hope Bob will have some some information to add.

date: 11/12/2006
Name: Loretta (Francis) Hurlburt
Location: Yarmouth, N.S.
E-Mail: autumnrain@hotmail.com

Comments: About a year ago while reading this guest book I came across a name that looked familiar, responded , but did not get a reply until 8 or 9 months later. I was so excited when I got confirmation that it was my long lost friend of 50 YEARS ago. The timing was perfect as she was making a trip to Yarmouth within the month. Of course we made plans to get in touch, we had a wonderful time playing catch-up and reminiscing. It was so special to see my friend that I shared so many girlhood memories with. Iwould like to say a HUGE THANK YOU for making it possible. This site is amazing! 
Webmaster Comment;  Thank you for your comment, it is good to know that this guest book yeilds such positive results.

Date: 11/14/2006
Name: Melvin D. Chute
Location: Thonotosassa, Flordia
E-Mail: chutepara82@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi: Want to state that the greatest experience of my life was growing up on a small farm on the Richmond Road there in Port Maitland. Only to be able to go back in time to those lovely carefree days. Was down a few years ago, sorry to see that all the fields around our home have reverted back to woods and our old barn is gone ,along with all the apple trees. Wonderful memories.
Hope all my former friends and classmates are doing fine and still in good health.
Mel Chute

Date: 11/14/2006
Name: Sean Daley
Location: St Catharines Ontario
E-Mail: rdaley@sympatico.ca

Comments: I always enjoy looking at the pictures from South Ohio and Yarmouth Area. I saw my parents in some of the pictures.John and Nancy Daley. 
The more pictures of the area the better.

Sean Daley 

Date: 11/16/2006
Name: gidget
Location: ottawa
E-Mail: Amber_bear_17@hotmail.com

Comments: hey uncle lockie whats going on its your neece amber im at school now but you know i miss you alot keep in touch -xox-amber-xox-

Date: 11/16/2006
Name: Karlene
Location: Ontario
E-Mail: kmcbay@sympatico.ca

Comments: Still looking for info re Wilson Bellman and Brian Trask. Also Laura Abbott and Audrey Bridgeo Coming "home"next summer.can taste the clams already!!

Date: 11/19/2006
Name: lianne
Location: edmonton
E-Mail: richardnleanne@shaw.ca

Comments: talked to my brother that lives in prince rupert b.c and he said joke right off

Date: 11/19/2006
Name: Joey d'E
Location: Halifax
E-Mail: badref11@hotmail.com

Comments: Just wanted to say, I havn't been to Pubnico in over 2 years. I believe it was the summer of 2004, and it felf good to drive through there. Stopping at all the key spots. The wind farm was really quite amazing. There was only one maybe two there in in 2004. 

          Thanks Joey

Date: 11/20/2006
Name: Matt Morton
Location: Argyle
E-Mail: mattmorton@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Nice site,love living here but the winters isn't very nice.Savez-vous planter des choux?Cheers! 

Date: 11/21/2006
Name: Linda
Location: White Rock, BC

Comments: The story is still circulating in BC, Canada.  Received it from my sister & found your site while investigating its validity.  Just wanted to sign the guest book & say HI!

Date: 11/21/2006
Name: Brooke
Location: Port Hardy, BC
E-Mail: andrewbk@island.net
Comments: Shark
Hey there.  I bought the legend; also shared it with a dozen friends!

Date: 11/23/2006
Name: Dale
Location: Alberta
E-Mail: dalegray@hotmail.com

Comments: I am glad they killed the damd thing.
I hate swimming with them.
Dale Gray - Hunter, Fisherman, Naturalist, Ocean Sailor.

Date: 11/23/2006
Location: NANAIMO, BC

Comments: My brother in Ottawa sent the e-mail about the great white,askin' if it was true...

Date: 11/23/2006
Name: Shirley
Location: Vancouver Island B.C.
E-Mail: usanimada@hotmail.com

Comments: SHARK. I was duped by this one. My friend is a great sleuth and looked it up on Snopes.  I should have known that such an event would have been published locally. So I sent out the news that it was a fraud on the west coast but it was true for the east. I had wondered about the Sharks bleedy mouth since nothing was mentioned in the the false story.
I liked it that the fisher said he would have released it, not that I am a shark fan but perpetuation of a significant scavenger/predator is important.


Date: 11/22/2006
Name: candie-xxo
Location: carleton 
E-Mail: candygirl_572@hotmail.com

Comments: hey i love the site especially because im from carleton i hope u dont mind me using some of the information for my site for page : about carleton  i relly need good info 
so im hopin u dont mind ! well bye , candie-xxo 

Date: 11/29/2006
Name:  mal
Location: CentreB

 OMG i can't beleive that someone would say, 'is there any other sanford's from n.s, you have got to be kinding me. It's crazy what some people will say....aaa.. theres like a sanfordville down keptshore yall so yeah. And i am full sanford not half but full, and yes theres totally different bloods of sanfords. im not kinding ask my grandmother.

Date: 11/30/2006
Name: Elaine
Location: Vancouver
E-Mail: beautifulbertie@hotmail.com

Comments: Nov 30 2006: Just got the email this morning from my brother in Vernon, BC.  Had to check it out and discovered the urban legend!  Thanks for the TRUTH!

Date: 11/30/2006
Name: Jade
Location: Taiwan (originally Ontario)
E-Mail: gjade@hotmail.com

Comments: I just received this from a friend from Alaska.  Had to check it out since I know the town... as I suspected - not true

Date: 11/30/2006
Name: John
Location: New Glasgow, NS

Comments: Received the e-mail November 26, 2006. My first thought  and clue that it was a hoax was why didn't the fishing crew just cut the rope and let it go instead of supposedly getting towed backwards and risk possibly capsizing for an hour for an hour. 

Date: 12/1/2006
Name: Noel Coonce-Ewing
Location: Southington CT
E-Mail: Noel@cricketsarts.com

Comments: Hello,
 I am Charlie Allen's Grandaughter. He used to live in the ol' Bingy house. I signed the gerst book earlier this year and got 2 very interesting responces from people who knew me or my family. since then my computer contracted a virus and I lost everything. It is back up again and would love to hear from you again. Thanks! 



Comments: I took these pictures of Yarmouth so others can see the character, beauty and charm that we have to offer. There are many former Yarmouthians who miss home so I hope these bring back memories. 
Webmaster Comment:  Thanks again for the pictures Lynn.   This sites contains lots of interesting and beautiful pictures of the Yarmouth area.  Well worth your viewing time. 
Lynn Hemeon Comments: If there is anyone who wishes a picture of your street or old residence , please email me. I may have it or will get it for you. Only pictures of Yarmouth as I have very few outside of town, but you never know.
This is only for those who have moved away and miss good old Yarmouth and it's FREE.
E-Mail: imissyarmouth@gmail.com
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