Name: Richard R Moses
Location: Toronto Ontario
Comments: I wish someone could take pictures of Hurlburt Lumber
Name: Paulette Hicks
Location: Bear River, NS
Comments: My home, Port Maitland. Beautiful picture of the beach,
brings back a lot of fond memories. Friends, beach parties, get togethers
and great times. Racing our bikes down Port Maitland Hill to the
wharf, seeing who could get there first. What a time we all had....
Name: Steven Elliott
Comments: My family and I stayed in the Yarmouth area for a week this
summer. It was fantastic! The people and the places we visited
were great. The kids had fun at the beaches too. They couldn't
believe how fast the tide came in.
We stayed at a cottage in Carleton called the Tumble In. The cottage
was the worst part of the trip. It needed repairs and the owner,
------ ------ did nothing to improve our situation.
We'd visit the area again, but would stay at another cottage next time.
Name: EILEEN M. BOUDREAU
Location: COALDALE, ALBERTA
Comments: FORMER WEDGEPORT GIRL, FATHER WAS EVERETTE A JESSE.
I HAVE BEEN LIVING IN ALBERTA GOING ON 21 YRS, BUT STILL CALL WEDGEPORT
Comments: Just looking. I am considering buying in the area.
This part of Canada is beautiful.
Name: Mr.&Mrs. Edward Perreault
Location: Fremont,N.H. 03044
Comments: My wife hasn't been to N.S,in 50 years. Her mother Anne
Gertrude LeBlanc was baptised in Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau Parish as were
all of Anne's brothers and sisters. We are now in our mid 70's ,but hope
to visit Nova Scotia next spring.
Name: Mike Smith
Location: Cape Sable Island
Comments: I thanks I don't get s chance to look at the views when I'm
Name: Mrs. Mark Killam
Location: Seattle, WA -
Comments: My husband is from Yarmouth and I am from the states. We visited
in 2006 and I fell in love with the area.
Name: Doug Gray
Location: Murrysville, PA
Comments: I find this information very interesting. I am Chester
Gray's grandson, and I reside in the Pittsburgh, PA area.
Name: Donald Robert Pinkney
Location: Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
Comments: It would be interesting to find out if there is any connection
to our family.
Name: Tim Sullivan
Location: Gilford NH USA
Comments: I am the Grandson of Ross and Minnie Moses of South
Ohio. My mother Lilian Moses Sullivan grew up on the
family farm. The barn we played in as children has been knocked down.
Behind the barn was the 'ole two seater. As kids my brother and cousins
Brian, Gerald, Gary, Kenny turned hay in the Summer by hand with pitch
forks. We loaded it into a horse drawn hay wagon with pitchforks.
My dad and my Uncle Vernon Moses would by lobsters by the bushel
off the boats alongside the dock in Yarmouth. Those were the days.
We enjoyed many Summers and Autumn vacations in South Ohio.
I am just checking in as the Hurricane Kyle is in the news. Tim Sullivan
Name: DEAN SPATES
Location: cherryville b c
Comments: i was born in gavelton in 1938 to barbara spates box 796 lumby
Name: Anne BT
Location: Rockville and N>H>
Comments: How I loved seeing Yarmouth on Global News! Yea for
our town. Thanks CJLS for the heads up that it would be on!
I hope even that peak let people see what a beautiful area this is.
I sent the link to everyone who has ever visited me in the hope that they
will hurry back again.
I hope everyone who calls Yarmouth home got to see this, especially
those from away. Each flutter of the wave, each cry of the gull,
will call you home again.
Name: Kathryn Elaine Sims-Oldham
Location: Whitby, Ontario
Comments: Both my parents, Harold Gordon Sims and Ellen Lena Gray come
from Plymouth, N.S.
Name: Glenn Chute
Location: Fort Macleod AB.
Comments: My DAD WAS PASTOR AT THE SOUTH OHIO BAPTIST CHURCH FOR A NUMBER
OF YEARS-I UNDERSTAND IT HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN-HOW SAD-WILL A NEW CHURCH
BE BULT-WAS HAPPY TO GET A PHOTO OF THE CHURCH AS I FIRST REMEMBER IT OVER
50 YEARS AGO
Comments: Marie again in Oct 2008! Hilda Cosman was my next door neighbour
when we were very young adn living in Sand Beach. It was she and her sisters
who first took me to the beach, and to Sand Beach School, especially Helen
who was closer in age.
Oh! Like Ann, it's painful to view that lovely sandy beach now, so
sandless, so rocky!
However, just a few of those pictures on this website bring feelings
of sorrow that "our beach" is not as it was in those happy, luxurious and
carefree years before the war.
But there are two pictures posted there that almost bring me right
back, that single rose all in bloom, -- (Ann, can't you just smell it?)
-- and that long stoney lane from the road to the shore, that rocky dirt
path with thousands of roses banking both sides. I had the bigger rocks
on that trail memorized because I wanted to step on each one every time
we walked the lane. I felt too embarrassed in adulthood to let my husband
and children notice me doing the same thing, this "child's game" on those
more outstanding protrusions along the lane, 'lovers lane', some said.
"Fog!" some will say. But where would those healthy and rich green
rose bushes be without that very wet fog!
Here in PEI, whenever we have a heavy mist with scattered raindrops
in it, I go without coat or umbrealla, and enjoy it because it reminds
me of "home". Some ask me "You aren't afraid of the rain?" And I reply,
"Rain, what rain? The FOG is wetter than this where I come from." and they
smile and nod, knowing now that I'm from Yarmouth, and then I tell them
about dear old Sand Beach.
This year I was delighted to receive a wonderful gift from Kay (Smith)
Crowell of Yarmouth a photo with names of the pupils and teacher in that
school in 1940, teacher being Mr. Lawrence Doucette of Quinan. He had over
fifty fine pupils in eight grades. What a gift to have received from a
former school-mate there after sixty-eight years! Roses always remind me
of Sand Beach, especially the wild ones. I think they even cheer up the
Name: Minard Ring
Location: London On.
Comments: My grandfather was Selwyn Ring Sr. He owned Birchdale any
information you can give me on brichdale would be Helpful as I am too young
to remember my Grandfather owning Birchdale. thank-you
Some Information can be found at;
Name: Joseph Normand Grinnell
Location: Grand Isle, Maine
Comments: This is a good website. Keep up the good work.
Joseph Normand Grinnell
Publisher of Le Journal du Maudit Gratteux
Comments: I have just read the comments from Marie (PEI) and I was brought
to tears... She should be writing books. The reason my eyes welled
up as they did is because I too remember the smell of the roses only my
beach was Port Maitland. Does any one remember the Mink Farm?
That is when I remember many a sunny and yes foggy day sitting ther and
watching the tides come in. Oh how I loved that beach. It has
shared many a sad moments as a young teenager, good ones as well.
It's funny, I have been all arouond Canada many a time and have been lucky
to have lived in many beautiful cities but nothing ever can or ever will
compare to the beauty and tranquility of that wonderful little town of
Comments: Oh, I'm so happy to see pictures taken in Sand Beach of the
big house I lived in from 1934 until 1941, the big "horton House" they
used to call it. Also, the big block of a house were we visited my gtrandparents,
just up from our house and on the other side of the dirt road back then.
Today I can see a sign in front of that same old house where Grandpere
and Grandmere lived from 1912 until during WW2, and the sign put there
by today's occupants reads "Eggs for Sale" and I know my grandparents would
be very happy with that! They had a very large family and they too
raised most of their own food and, as was the custom in Sand Beach, they
shared with others as well. THANK YOU FOR POSTING PICTUES OF THE
SAND BEACH HOUSES, how I remember stories and occasions as I go down to
Kelly's Cove on your website and backtrack to go down Wyman Road, and how
many times have I gone "virtually" down that rose-lined lane from the road
to the Beach! Brings back so many happy memories and it's healing
for the soul at my age, which is not very far from eighty! What a gift
to have this convenience and joy at this stage of live! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving
Day 2008 and I give thanks to God for His wonderful Bounty and Beauty,
and thank all of you who write to this website, I LOVE reading everything
you write, because we are one in heart and in our bones! Finally I thank
the owners and maintainers of this amazing website! God bless you all!
Thank you Marie
Name: Edward Reeves
Comments: Is there any other history about Richmond Road and George
If anyone has any information on
this, or other Yarmouth areas, we will add them to our site for others
Name: Nelson Allen
Location: Elliot Lake ON
Comments: Raised in Deerfield. Son of Myrtle Hatfield.
Went th Deerfield school. Server in Air Force WW2.
Now live in Elliot Lake
Drop me a line
Comments: Marie again, couldn't help a little note again so soon! I
nearly died laughing as I read the following from a writer to the Guest
Joseph Normand Grinnell Publisher of
Le Journal du Maudit Gratteux
I'm not that great at French translation, and I'm sorry I'm unfamiliar
with his Journal,but it seemed to me to be saying he is publisher of "The
Journal of the damned scratcher," and I had to laugh at the imagery!
Even if I took it up wrong, for me it was very funny, and just when I needed
a little chuckle!
I gues "Grinnell" is not from Wedgeport --where my Dad was from, but
he sure sounds like one from there, especially when they mumble with disdain
about les maudit moustiques! :) Thanks Mr Grinnell
Comments: My Mother's family was native to Port Maitland, Family
names were Perry, Tedford and I think Kelly. My Grandparents owned
a length of beach front that was taken under the public domain act and
turned into a park.
Comments: I wonder: do they still use the old expression used in the
1930s in Sand Beach for what we today call "baby-sitting"?
*In the 1930s when a mother had to "go out" she would ask if one of
the girls in the house "right next to ours" --("next door" was not the
term we used back then --not till wartime anyway) -- would come over and
"tend house", and I remember Doctor O'Brien telling an expectant mother,
"If you're tended good for the first one, you'll do better for ALL the
rest." (my emphasis!) But he called it being "tended" and that's
so lovely and pastoral, don't you think?
Most often Mama would tell the girl who came right over to tend house,
that she could help herself to the cocoa, cream from the creamer in the
back porch, and the sugar, and she could make a "dipper" of fudge, but
to be careful putting wood in the stove, and be careful to watch the heat
and not to burn the fudge.
That fudge making would be the highlight of the evening, and the Cosman
girls sure made chocolate fudge of a quality that I believe has been un-equalled
ever since! Millie's - ir Janie's was the best! Cheers! Marie
Name: Laurian Gill
Location: Hamilton New Zealand
Comments: Thank you for your website. It makes me want to visit next
time I am visiting that part of the world
Name: Harold Adams (Muise)
Location: Thunder Bay Ontario
Comments: looking for any information on Muise. My grandfather is George
Muise and lived in an old house which had no running water when I was last
there in 1976. He had 4 daughters, one of which is my mother(Viola).
Name: Donna Votour
Location: Saint John NB
Comments: My family is the Leblanc from Morris Island.
Comments: Does anyone remember the old Eel Grass Shed that was right
at the Town Line between the town of Yarmouth and Sand Beach? A little
further up on the left hand side was the Golf Club, but before one got
that far up from Sand Beach, one came to the eelgrass shed, on the right
and that was where the Sand Beach people could catch the bus to go "Up
Town". We would get the bus at the eel grass shed and it was a long unpainted
gray building, always in good repair, and it was a welcome landmark for
us who walked from Sand Beach to St Ambrose Church. Sometimes when the
weather was bad we used our bus pass and got a ride to church, but when
the weather was fine and the sidewalks were not muddy, packed firm and
almost shiny, it was a beautiful walk where we passed some of beautiful
churches of other denominations, could hear the singing and see the lovely
stained glass in the sunlight, or the shade of tall trees and well kept
all along the upper side of Main Street, right up to Albert Street. It
was an unforgettable experience to walk from Sand Beach to St Ambrose Church
in the 1930s and 40s, before the war. On any day of the week, those "packed-mud"
sidewalks were dry and perfect for playing games from hopscotch to horseshoes!
But I often wonder when the Eel grass shed was demolished and what happened
to all that eel grass that used to be held there. marie
Name: Heidi Ruth Surette
Location: Stoneham Massachusetts
Comments: I think that Surette's Island is an awesome place and I would
love to visit there someday. My father Paul Benoit Surette used to
vacation there as a boy back in the 30s and 40s. I like reading about
Name: Mary Durant
Location: Fort Macleod, Alberta
Comments: Daughter of Virginia Durant nee Morton of Kemptville, Grandaughter
of Victor and Mary Morton, Great-Grandaughter of Leonard and Elizabeth
Rogers Prosser Morton.
Name: David Lewis
Comments: I found this site, because I am seeking information on the
Bonds (my mother's family), who were doctors in the Yarmout area for several
Comments: Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Ecosse du 21 novembre montre une
photo, a la page 6, de "la baie des Boudreau". Ou se trouve cette baie
? Quelles sont les coordonnees ? Je ne trouve pas cette baie sur les cartes
de la region.
Pouvez-vous m'aider ?
Name: Susan (nee) Ferguson
Comments: HI all. Just found this site and feeling nostalgic. I went
to Burridge voc. from 76-78. Graduated from the welding program. Really
miss N.S. would love to hear from any one who remembers me ( don't feel
bad if it takes me awhile to place you, i'm OLD now. lol )
Name: jim lynch
Location: port huron michigan
Comments: Iam a fan of Loran fevens of the radio program sentimental
journey and i have viewed pictures of your area it is beautiful.hope to
Comments: Moi aussi, j'aime entendre le Monsieur Loran Fevens! Aussi
ma grandmere etait une Surette, mais de Wedgeport, pas de Surette's Island.
Conrad Poirier voudrait recevoir plus d'informations sur La Baie des
Boudreau --et 'asteur'-- moi aussi, j'en suis curieuse! Nous avons plusieurs
cousins 'Boudreau' a Wedgeport, mais je n'ai jamais entendu dire de la
Baie des Boudreau; tres interessant. marie
Name: Volker Stoehr
Location: New Westminster, BC
Comments: I am looking for my friend Brad (BJDD) from Yarmouth
who is somewhat overdue and should have arrived here on the west coast
some time ago. Anyone know his whereabouts? Has he gone back
to sea??? - V.
Name: Stacy Castricone
Location: Malden, MA
Comments: Just a note to say Hello. My grandmother is from Morris Island.
I would love to hear from anyone in the area. I am related to the LeBlanc's,
Brown's and many others. Hope this reaches someone I'm related to!
Comments: Dec.3/08 My Mother Jessie Thompson,is looking for an
old friend,Maxine Surlon or Shurlon,i am not certain of the spelling.Mom
and Maxine were friends in the fifties.They both lived in Yarmouth,and
Maxine lived in an apartment building in town,where the old Post Office
was.Today it is the bank of Commerce,on John Street.Maxine's mother's name
was Marjorie.Maxine married a sailor,in 1954.Mom and Maxine were around
the same age,born 1936 or 1937.If anyone happens to know Maxine,it would
be wonderful for mom to see her again.They were best friends,and it would
be incredible to meet again!! Thank you,sure hope something turns up.Heather
Name: juanita hurlburt graham
Location: New Brunswick
Comments: Want to wish all the people of the south shore a very Merry
Christmas & Happy New Year.
Name: jim lynch
Comments: serenity anne.still trying to reach you. please e-mail me.
Name: annabelle fenton
Location: lorain ohio
Comments: I was born in 1911 in Yarmouth Nova Scotia, my mom was Laura
Crosby and my dad was William Fenton, I would love to talk to the
families of my brothers and sisters in Yarmouth. My sisters and brothers
were Ramond, Charles, Marguaret, Laura (Peggy), Annabelle, Saddie (Sally),
Chesley, Robert, Ruth, Carl, I think I am missing one. We lived out
on Hardscratch Road near the sea. Would love to hear from LLoyds
Family, Russell's Family or any of my nieces and nephews. Auntie
Name: annabelle fenton
Location: lorain oh
Comments: I was born in 1911 in Yamouth Nova Scotia to Laura Crosby
and William Fenton, I was one of 11 children, my oldest brother was Ramond
and my youngest brother is Carl. If anyone knows my family I would
love to hear from you.
Name: Joseph Normand Grinnell
Location: Grand Isle, Maine, USA
Comments: You have an interesting website. I learned a lot.
Joseph Normand Grinnell
Publisher/Editor of "Le Journal du Maudit Gratteux"
Grand Isle, Maine, United States of America
Comments: Does anyone remember the Gateway Lodge that was at 5 Forest
Street in Yarmouth NS? It was demolished to make room for the Tourist
Bureau. Bill Lunch crews stayed there and waterfront workers, as well as
visitors from all over North America. Wondering
Name: BUSTER PIPPY
E-Mail: SURE AM HOMESICK FOR YARMOUTH & ALL MY FREINDS
Name: paul abric
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone # 416-266-1852
Comments: hoping anyone that reads this may know any of the following
"Garnett Cann"-wife's name was "Violet" they had five children.
"Chester Monroe"-Munroe's carpets (at one time)
It would be appreciated greatly-I would love to hear from them,everyone
have a merry Xmas & thank you.
Name: Wayne Waldron
Location: Stratford Ont.
Comments: my wife Betty Crosby lived in Yarmouth as a child.We both
got back to visit last year.She tells me my home town reminds her of Yarmouth.I
think Yarmouth is a lot like Prince Edward County exept for salt water.A
very good freind of mine Jim Devoe(?) was raised in Church Point.
Name: Benny Britten
Location: Beaverbank , N.S.
Comments: Always enjoy your site and guest book comments.
Name: barbara mcgregor
Location: Quincy, Massachusetts USA
Comments: I have visited Ste Anne's a few times looking for information
on my grandmother hoping her baptismal records were there. She was Mi'kmaq
and was born in 1878-1880 in Yarmouth and the name Eel Brook was also mentioned.
Her name was Mary or Mary ellen Muse or Nellie Muse. Mother was
Anne Muse and father Henry Parker???. Would you please let me know another
Church I can contact. Thank You, Barbara McGregor
Name: john kinney
Location: grande praire ab
Comments: alittle dissappointed that there is no photos of the bar,but
pleased with rest, eally sad,all there is at the cape and you
dont show it,,sad
Happy new year
We do have a few pictures from the area but I will try to get more.