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Requests on this page:  | Marie Smith Lane   | Felix Muise(died before 1956)  Albert John DoucetteRichard Pothier (born around 1930's)| John Gabriel Gavel and he married Eva Amero  | Alvin Hatfield Judy McCormackCamp Mooswa|   |  Jan and Jim Cullen  |    |    |

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Yarmouth Guest Book  Volume #119  - Oct 1-Dec 30 :  2009
Date: 10/2/2009
Name: Deanna Harrington
Location: Fredericton,NB
E-Mail: shae_lynn_deb21@hotmail.com

Comments: Was born in the "old Yarmouth Hospital" in 1961.Still have lots of family in Yarmouth co.Reading all the 'Posts'brought back so many memories.I moved to the Annapolis Valley at age 16,have been living in NB for about 8 yrs.

Date: 10/4/2009
Name: John McDonald
Location: Halifax, NS
E-Mail: jauntymcd@eastlink.ca

Comments: The family 'homestead' is 71 Cap La Ronde Road, D'escousse, first owned by my Grandfather Thomas McDonald, now owned by my mother Marjorie McDonald (married John McDonald, now deceased). Haven't been down in few years, due to mother's poor health (she's 83). Great to see the photos. Thank you - great website. (Link: http://www.islemadame.net/)

Date: 10/6/2009
Name: Kevin Michael Kelly
Location: Boston,MA 01915
E-Mail: Kmkellysr@comcast.net

Comments: I am looking for my cousin who has lived in or around Yarmouth for several years. Her name is Marie Smith Lane and lived in the Boston area (Back Bay)in late 80's and 70's. Would like tofind her after all these years. Any help you may provide would be great.

Date: 10/8/2009
Name: Richard B. Shive
Location: Bound Brook, New Jersey
E-Mail: rshive@verizon.net


Date: 10/11/2009
Name: Delphis Surette
Location: Citrus Heights, California
E-Mail: taddat@cwo.com

Comments: My Grandfather Joseph Delphis Surette was from Eel Brook.  Moved to Boston area early in 20's I believe.  Later moved to California in the late 30's.  Recently retired, I am hoping to get up there soon.

Date: 10/12/2009
Name: Marie
Location: pei

Comments: Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! All of us who know and love Yarmouth and the County Villages are thankful for that beautiful gift.  I wish a bouquet of Sand Beach sweet smelling wild roses to everyone! We enjoy this amazing website!

Date: 10/14/2009
Name: halloween san francisco
Location: Moscow
E-Mail: pyd@mwhpd.com

Comments: Fantastic work!. Have Happy Halloween!

Name: Leonard Deveau
Location: Gretna, Louisiana
E-Mail: Lennie.Deveau@navy.mil

Comments: My Grandmother Edith came from Surettes Island (my spelling may be off). I visited yarmouth on my honeymoon in 1973.

Date: 10/15/2009
Name: mandb
Location: the post office

Comments: hehahe we rok cause we live in melbourne

Date: 10/16/2009
Name: marie

Comments: One of the best aspects of Yarmouth is its architecture, those beautiful old houses built by early settlers, mostly seamen and merchants, no doubt.  The highly skilled builders knew about the kinds of trees to use for ship building and for building these fine old homes that we marvel at throughout the town of Yarmouth and County. 

Often when I have visited relatives in the area and had the car to myself for an hour or so, I would drive slowly around the quieter back streets in Yarmouth and marvel at the architecture, the details, the uniqueness of each place, wondering who built each one, who lived there, what their life was like there, and the history that went with each of these stately monuments to our past. 
I have done this kind of contemplating in other cities and towns, especially up the Valley way, but my heart leaps more joyfully when I study our own heritage in the town of Yarmouth.

 An Architectural Look at Yarmouth  (LINK:http://www.yarmouth.org/villages/town/history/arch/Index.htm)

Date: 10/17/2009
Name: kelly
Location: Charlote NC.
E-Mail: Kstill06@Aol.com

Comments: I can't wait for me to live in Canada

Date: 10/18/2009
Name: Gerald J. Surette
Location: Mt. Laurel, NJ 


Date: 10/20/2009
Name: Debra Chapple
Location: Toronto, Ontario
E-Mail: debsc@sympatico.ca

Comments: My maternal grandmother was Verna Gavel Raynard (married Barber).  I have many fond memories as a child being in the Tusket Falls, Raynardton area and visiting her relatives like Frances Nickerson.  I am trying to recall on maps exactly where my grandmother's house stood.  It is a beautiful peaceful area from my recollections.

Date: 10/20/2009
Name: Natalie Crosby
Location: New Minas, NS
E-Mail: wcrosby@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Happy to see the October page begin.  I check often hoping to find an old friend, or a new one.
Marie from PEI.... your remembrances of Sand Beach are great. 

Date: 10/21/2009
Name: Charlene Hanf
Location: Forest Glen
E-Mail: carlybabes1@hotmail.com


Date: 10/23/2009
Name: Wayne LeBlanc
Location: Yellowknife, NT
E-Mail: wleblanc1949@hotmail.com

Comments: I would like to see an update on some pictures of the lake and the dam since the the Gardiner's Mill dam has been rebuilt. I would more than happy to send the few that I have that were sent to me recently. Please tell me where to send any pictures, or better yet, whoever is in charge of this web site could go see it for themselves and take their own photos.
Regards, Wayne LeBlanc; property owner in the area.

If you have pictures please send theem to webmaster@yarmouth.org and I will put them up at .
Any information or stories I will also try to get added
Thank you Wayne

Date: 10/23/2009
Name: marie
Location: pei

Comments: Thank you Mr G. LeBlanc for the site “Architectural look at Yarmouth NS.” This is a site I will relish studying for a long time, and repeatedly. Seeing these amazing buildings with their stately architecture brings back worlds of memories, feelings, and good things.
I still see the colors of stained glass as I walked slowly past some of these places in the 1930s, also the neat hedges, rose bushes, decorative touches on the houses, soul-stirring widow’s walks, and so much more. 
This virtual tour today heightens memories of other places my brother and I saw after school while sauntering down Main Street from St Ambrose before we attended Sand Beach school. 
Along that route we passed the clothing shops of the Starrs and of the Nichols family-- Sam and Peter-- took our time outside the windows of Teddy Wagner's (Teddy, it was often said, had been "gassed during the first world war" and I always wondered what that meant)--then Vickery's candy shops, stopped in to say hello to Harry and Annie MacKinley in their book stores, till they sent us on our way, past Joe Pink’s and then on down past Aunt Carrie Doucette's at 44 Main, next to an old cemetery which was such a fascination! 
Down past Utleys and “Ollie” Atkins, and down over the railroad track, past Mr Bushell's, Stoddard's, Grandpere's, and on down to home, where we were always late arriving.
And so on, what memories! Marie
PS: Thank you Natalie , glad you enjoy the old-time stories!

Date: 10/24/2009
Name: Linda Muise
Location: Surette's Island 
E-Mail: rel@eastlink.ca

Comments: live here all my life 

Date: 10/25/2009
Name: Pieter and Laurynda Masee
Location: Galahad Alberta
E-Mail: lfargo@telus.net

Comments: looking forward to moving to Upper Wedgeport in 2010,  enjoyed the site

Date: 10/26/2009
Name: marie
Location: pei

Comments: Edith Cavell Goodwin
In 1937 my mother had a “maid’ or “servant girl”.  That is what mothers’ helpers were still called in those days. I’m not sure what these workers are called nowadays. I never did take to the term baby-sitter because I would have to be able to imagine that first!  Who was ever able to ‘sit’ while having little children around! 
... Continued at ..... http://www.yarmouthvillages.com/sandbeac/index.htm

Date: 10/26/2009
Name: marie
Location: pei

Comments: Edith Goodwin liked to sing while working around the house. I remember her ironing and singing:
 "South of the Border, down Mexico way, that's where I fell in love when stars above came out to play," etc. 
I loved to hear her singing that song. Sometimes shen she finished singing another song such as Blueberry Hill or another, I would ask her if she would sing "South of the borr, dear." 

Date: 10/27/2009
Name: Dan Crowell
Location: Winnipeg Manitoba
E-Mail: dancrowell@shaw.ca

Comments: Wow Home Sweet Home

Date: 10/27/2009
Name: Florence Doucet
Location: Hebron
E-Mail: flo742@eastlink.ca

Comments: Thrilled to fine this page! I grew up on Grove Road, the 'old' green bungalow, "saved" the picture. When I was there it was the "2nd house on the right" - that was a long time ago! Thamk you for the interesting trip back through Overton.

Date: 10/27/2009
Name: marie
Location: pei

Comments: Many thanks to Anne Beattie for posting many wonderful pictures (link)of houses, family homes, in Rockville where some of our relatives used to live.  I can imagine my cousins of a very long time ago possibly living with their large family in the house number 056.  I enjoy seeing those old derelict-looking houses because they don't have much time to tell the avalanche of stories they could tell if they could speak!  How sad to see them in their final stages, but what a gift to be able to still see them just as the are. 
Thanks Anne, a sentimental friend, 

Date: 10/27/2009
Name: Florence Doucet
Location: Hebron
E-Mail: flo742@eastlink.ca

Comments: You can't think how much I enjoyed your discription of growing up in Sand Beach!  The teacher, Mr. Lawrence Doucet became my father-in-law!  I grew up on Grove Road and so enjoyed the discription of Overton also.

Date: 10/27/2009
Name: Florence Doucet
Location: Hebron
E-Mail: flo742@eastlink.ca

Comments: Wish there were better pictures. The 'flood of 2004' was nothing compared to the flood of 1954. (I think I have that right!) My in-laws lived on the river bank on the Elli Doucet Rd. My father-in-law was Lawrence Doucet (school teacher) Mother-in-law Adele M. Doucet.

Date: 10/27/2009
Name: Florence Doucet
Location: Hebron, N.S.
E-Mail: flo742@eastlink.ca

Comments: Looking at "Lake Milo"  and the boat club. I remember when there were 18 sail boats moored there. And when the lake froze over in the winter (and it used too!) several of the "sail" owners used ice boats to continue their sport. The Main Street bus (run by Trefry's Garage) used to end it's run at Milo, with a 10 minute stop before continuing down Main St. to Sand Beach.

Date: 10/27/2009
Name: marie
Location: pei

Comments: Anne Beattie, I love to see all those new houses in Rockville, not only the very few old ones that are still standing. Your submissions show growth and evidence of many new families, modern homes, all beautiful to enlarge on the computer screen and to study for their individual beauty! Thanks again Anne. marie

Florence Doucette, (my cousin, really --if we should check it out) well, I thank you so much! And you must have been the lucky girl who charmed one of the very bright sons of Mr Lawrence Doucette of Quinan! he used to tell us about him once in a while, to encourage us to work a little harder. 
I alwsys wondered what his wife's name was, so thank you for telling us you are a daughter-in-law and the name of your motherin-law. 
I know that their oldest son was in grade eight when he was only twelve!  My husband and I stayed in a camper down the end by the water, in Quinan in the late 1990s. We drove through Quinan's narrow, hilly and winding road, back and forth, slowly, sometimes on bright sunny days, other times in familiar thick fog, visited the cemetery, almost trembled with awe as my husband and I prayed at the grave of my former teacher, Mr Lawrence Doucette! We stopped at the Eli Docuette road a few times, wondering who Eli was, and marvelled at the peaceful beauty of all of Quinan! God is good!

Date: 10/31/2009
Name: Alice   d'Entremont-Cote
Location: Massachusetts
E-Mail: a-cote@comcast.net


Date: 11/1/2009
Name: Stephen J Surette
Location: payson arizona
E-Mail: etterus1@mac.com

Comments: grandfather Mark Surette migrated from NS

Date: 11/2/2009
Name: Elizabeth
Location: Florida
E-Mail: eweave@hotmail.com

Comments: Hello I've been researching my family tree, I grew up in Yarmouth and still have family there but am looking for more info then they can provide.  My Great, Great Grandparents Felix Muise(died before 1956), Married to Seraphine (Sarah) 3-5 children. I am looking for more information of their family line. As well as for My Great Great Grandparents Albert John Doucette married to Elise (Muise)I believe they had 6 children. I believe they are all from the Quinan area.
More info on my grandfather Richard Pothier (born around 1930's) married to Florence, he died around 2003. Any assistance would be appreciated... Please email me....

Date: 11/4/2009
Name: Linda Lou (Comeau) Hicks
Location: Charlton,Ma., United Staes
E-Mail: Jewel72754@aol.com

Comments: I have Family in Yarmouth + Cheggogin and who knows where else. I have family in N.S. that I have never met and Aunts and Uncles that I don't even Know. I have been there with my Husband and met my Uncle Sonny who I could never forget , and his wife Anne and his Sons. Aunt Mary came for a visit as well. Its a very nice place. I hope to go back for a Visit and look up my Family tree. I am the oldest daughter of Edmond Joseph Comeau Jr and Agnes Louise Harrington. They have both since passed on. My mom has 1 sister in Toronto. My Dad on the other hand had 13 sisters and brothers and I can only remember a few. Uncle David lived Marlboro Ma. and has also passed. They were Two brothers always together every chance they had. I have fond memories of them as child. Uncle sonny of course,and Aunt Mary.
Missing are Susan,Vickie,Thelma,Helen,Carl,Bill,and Raymond.
These names only add up to ten. I am missing some names and know some of them have also passed on. I hope to go back to N.s. in the next couple years to do some research and look up and meet missing Family.
Uncle Sonny I'll be calling you!!! (gotta find your phone#)
Linda Comeau Hicks 

Date: 11/5/2009
Name: Joshua (George) Gavel
Location: Victoria,BC
E-Mail: josh@topshelf.ca

Comments: I am writing to inquire about possible relatives in Gaveltown. My Grandfather's name was John Gabriel Gavel and he married Eva Amero. Of their seven(?) children, my mother was their youngest daughter, Margaret Mary. Before having their family, my grandparents settled in Marshaltown, outside of Digby. As their children grew and married, some gravitated to Centerville, on Digby Neck. It is here that I have located a number of my cousins and their families.

History suggests that our ancestors arrived in 1876, (from Dutch/German roots) in New York and were offered farmland in Yarmouth NS. They came,settled and eventually moved up the coast to what is now Gaveltown. I don't know if John Gabriel was from Gaveltown....I hope so and that I/we have a connection to the village!

Does anybody recognize my family? I changed my first & second name at age 20...from George Edward to Joshua David. I understand that there have been a long line of George's in our family. I was raised in foster-care(in Halifax)and being the free-spirited child that I was, I chose to take on a name of my choosing.

Looking forward to hearing from any family out there...
Joshua Gavel
(George Gavel)

Date: 11/5/2009
Name: Del Surette
Location: Citrus Heights, Calif.

Comments: Please remove posting listing my email.  I have been getting numerous request from "women" who would like to get to know me better.
webmaster comment; The only other email I got from you that I could find was in 2004.   The Email address has been removed.
Please note that this spam is not generated by this site.  I have even recieved the same email. put it with the rest of spam mail.  sorry for any inconvience.

Date: 11/5/2009
Name: Audrey  Deveau
Location: Barriere, B.C
E-Mail: adeveau@telus.net

Comments: Yes, its me.  (Audrey Deveau (Pinkney)......Hello everyone in Nova Scotia, especially Hebron.

Date: 11/5/2009
Name: Audrey Deveau
Location: Barriere, B.C.
E-Mail: adeveau@telus.net

Comments: Hello everyone in South Ohio...  We always remember our home place.

Date: 11/6/2009
Name: johan Van Rhee
Location: almonte
E-Mail: jvr1@ieee.org

Comments: This is an very usefull site, but can you tell us the mid span clearance under the surrette island bridge since we are considering moving to this area but having a 40 foot sailboat seem to pose some problems for the  local realtors.
many thanks 

My guess is about 4 feet at high tide... but you can go around.   You will love it here.

Date: 11/6/2009
Name: Nelson Allen
Location: Elliot Lake ON
E-Mail: nallen@persona.ca

Comments: Not much to tell.Alvin Hatfield was my step-father Served in the RCAF during WW 2 Moved to Ontario in 1947
Now retired and live in Elliot Lake
Would like to hear from any old friends

Nelson Allen

Date: 11/6/2009
Name: Robin Hubbard
Location: Pasadena, Maryland
E-Mail: Rghub5@comcast.net

Comments: Annapolis MD 

While the vessel 'Dawn Raider' out of Marklys Marina in Essex, Md. was fishing for Striped Bass  (also locally known as Rock Fish), this Great White was hooked in the mouth but only resisted slightly for 15 minutes before it came up alongside the boat to have a look; long enough for one of the crew  members to slip a rope a round it's tail !!! 'And that's when  things heated up!! 

..  The Shark took off towing the 42 foot fishing boat backwards through the water at about 7 Knots. Just like in JAWS, the boat was taking on water over the stern and the crew watched in horror as the shark would actually jump completely out of the water at times. This went on for an hour before the shark finally drowned. She weighed in at 1035 LBS. It is suspected she followed a weak El Nino current into local waters in search of food.  Although mid 60 degree water is considered ideal for these sharks, the larger ones can tolerate water in the low 50s. 

This is the email sent to me by my aunt.  I was scared to ever go in the bay again til I found this site.  Attached were the exact same pictures from nova scotia.  thanks

Since 2004  a shark from yarmouth has become an urban legand  world wide
  Check out 5 years of records athttp://www.yarmouth.org/magazine/urban.htm

Date: 11/8/2009
Name: Charlene Saulnier
Location: Boston , MA
E-Mail: richardrd@gmail.com

Comments: Beautiful place wedgeport - place of my grandmother's birth. Dad spent summers there and we grew up visiting. It means so much to me now to be able to be going back and my son truly loves it too.

Date: 11/8/2009
Name: Charlene Saulnier
Location: Boston , MA
E-Mail: Richardrd@gmail.com

Comments: I can not go to Richard rd without spending time @ Pinkney's Point- one of the most beautiful places on earth

Date: 11/13/2009
Name: Doris Crosby Mercer
Location: now live in Osgoode, Ontario
E-Mail: dickanddmercer@hotmail.com

Comments: "HOME" to me is still Port Mitland - no matter where I live!!

Date: 11/14/2009
Name: marie
Location: pei

Comments: Here's an easy traditional recipe --for Christmas and year-round-- from down home in Yarmouth County:


1 c white sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg (slightly beaten)
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cloves
1 1/2 tsp ginger

Make into medium size round balls, arrange these on cookie sheet, then press each one down gently with the bottom of a glass or bottle dipped in some white sugar.
Bake in moderate oven,about 350f -- 10 to 12 minutes or so.

Our Grandmere, mother and aunts used to make these, and they never last long here at our place either! marie


Date: 11/15/2009
Name: John L Porter
Location: Brantford Ontario
E-Mail: jporter2000@hotmail.com


Date: 11/15/2009
Name: `Joe Muise
Location: Lower Wedgeport


Date: 11/17/2009
Name: Andre Benoit
Location: Biarritz
E-Mail: andyvoy@yahoo.com


Date: 11/18/2009
Name: Marilyn Moon
Location: Perdue, Saskatchewan
E-Mail: moonbaby@sasktel.net

Comments: Hi, I am looking for Judy McCormack...would have graduated from Yarmouth High School in 1983...went into the military medical field in the years between 1984 to 1988. Judy had travelled to the area between Biggar and Perdue, SK for a one week 4-H Exchange program in July, 1982. Judy stayed at the farm of Bill and Faye Moon and daughter Marilyn.  We had kept in contact for a few years,then her budding career changed that corresponding to no corresponding.  I would like to make contact again.  Please forward information to me at my email address. Thanks.

Date: 11/19/2009
Name: john saulnier
Location: ontario
E-Mail: bonesjohnny@gmail.com

Comments: i miss the ocean and fresh fish.

Date: 11/21/2009
Name: Bob
Location: Antigonish
E-Mail: bob@hotmail.com

Comments: WoW! you've done alot of work bringing this site together...great work!

Date: 11/21/2009
Name: joseph c surette
Location: irishtown nb
E-Mail: dejosur@hotmail.com

Comments: thank you for posting this site .

Date: 11/21/2009
Name: Steven Stewart
Location: Dartmouth, NS
E-Mail: stewarts@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: I just wanted to thank "Marie" for her wonderful stories and descriptions of Sand Beach in the 1930s and 1940s.  I spent a lot of time there as a boy in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and I remember the huge dunes at Sand Beach even then.  I had heard that some of the local men (one in particular who shall remain nameless) trucked all that sand away for construction projects.

My grandparents lived in Sand Beach and my mother and her brothers grew up there.  My grandparents were Bill and Evelyn Moore, who lived in the white house on the hill - the last house on the right before the Kelley's Cove sign.  The house is still in the family, and is now owned by one of my uncles.

Derwood Nickerson and his family lived on the next hill opposite when I was a boy - I remember he did many odd jobs for my grandmother after my grandfather died.  Billy Cain lived just before my grandparents - I remember him working the fields with his ox team.

My grandfather once owned much of Sunday Point and grazed cattle and cut hay there.  My grandmother was a school teacher for many years.  She taught at the Sand Beach school (which was near Freddie Bourque's farm) in the 1940s and at Arcadia school for many years after that. Ken Poole was her half brother; I always enjoyed visits with Uncle Ken and Aunt Jane.  I don't remember her strawberries, but I do remember her gooseberries and gooseberry jam.

And I also remember the various "peddlers" that went door-to-door with their trucks; one in particular, whose name I can't recall, selling mackerel every summer at 3 for 25¢.  I am especially fond of mackerel (baked in butter and cream) to this day.

Does anyone know if there are pictures of Sand Beach from that era?  All the historical pictures of Yarmouth seem to end at the town line.  A long-time Sand Beach resident, Leonard Cottreau, told me once that no-one could afford cameras in those days!

Some 40 years later, the spell that was cast on me as a boy is still strong.  I recently purchased a summer property very near the beach there, and am never happier than when I can wander that shore and enjoy the incredible, rugged beauty of the place.

Date: 11/22/2009
Name: John Porter
Location: Hebron
E-Mail: jporter2000@hotmail.com

Comments: Do hope the site is up and running soon Grew up there and often think of the village and all the SUPER NICE PEOPLE there

Date: 11/23/2009
Name: Jeanne M.Witbrod
Location: Florida,originally,Chicago,Ill
E-Mail: jwitbrod@tampabay.rr.com

Comments: I recently met a gentleman from Surette,last name Surette.He purchased a home in our park,spends the Winter here with his wife.Have visited Prince Edward Island,where I have a friend,who also winters here.My mothers family is from the Quebec area..nee Trudell,Angel Guardian near St. Annes.I'm very interested in this part of the world,and find it fasinating.....

Date: 11/23/2009
Name: basil newell
Location: Prince Rupert b c
E-Mail: basilnewell@yahoo.com

Comments: Just love revisiting

Date: 11/24/2009
Name: marie
Location: pei

Comments: Thanks to Steven Stewart for his kind words and for reminding me of Freddie Burke (Bourque) and Leonard Cottreau whom I also remember from years gone by. I didn't know the Moore family but do remember Ken and Jane Poole who lived about three houses down from us.  Leonard Cottreau and I were cousins of some degree --if he was related to Emma and Lena. My father worked in Customs in Yarmouth so whenever relatives in the States sent huge white canvas commercial laundry bags solidly filled with wonderful clothing of every size and description, also sundry trinkets tossed in as fillers, these came addressed in care of my father, and he saw that Mamma and our designated cousins received their long-awaited treasures! 

Large families and very little money was the norm, but some did have a camera which would be used only on very special occasions, first Communion, last day of school and so on.

Freddie Burke used to come up from way down the road to walk to catechism lessons with us on Sunday afternoons up at St Ambrose. He was a very kind and gentle and humorous young man in his early teens, much taller than my brother and me, so I really looked up to him.  One wet day while walking up toward town on the dirt road, I spotted a leather wallet in a shallow puddle and mentioned it to Freddie. I was seven or eight then, the wallet was soaked and I didn't want to get dirt on my hands. Freddie asked me if he could pick it up and I said yes, and if he could have it, and I said yes, and if he could have anything that might be in it, and since I liked him so much I said yes, so he opened it and exclaimed ONE DOLLAR!  And I was glad he found a dollar inside because he was so thoughtful to have asked me first. There was nothing but respect from him for everybody. He was so friendly and kind to my brother and me, and he had a much longer distance to walk than we had, to and from church, so i wanted him to have it. 

Finally, those bundles of high quality clothing that were sent "Down East" from "the States", I have leaned since, came not only to Sand Beach, not only to Wedgeport and other Yarmouth county villages, but also to all parts of the Maritime Provinces from relatives working "Across".

Later, when I went over to work for five years, one aunt said to me, 'Now it's your turn to wrap and tie parcels and pay the postage, and was I ever grateful for the honor of following in the footsteps of these hard working relatives in the "Boston States". 
[Now, I wonder why I suddenly am able to imagine the scent of mothballs?  marie :)

Reply-To: michelle.adams33@rogers.blackberry.net 
Subject: Mooswa Camp 
From: michelle.adams33@rogers.blackberry.net 
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 22:00:47 +0000 

Hello - would you have any information regarding medals given out? I have one that has Camp Mooswa for Boys and the Latin phrase Esse Quam Videri (to be rather than seem to be)with a moose rifle and fishing rod with a boy paddling a canoe and it shows tents on the shore. On the back it is engraved Captain and underneath the year 1941. It is sterling and would have been worn on a chain. 
Thank you,
Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network 

Date: 11/26/2009
Name: Benny Britten
Location: Beaverbank
E-Mail: benedict.britten@ns.sympatico.ca


Date: 12/6/2009
Name: marie
Location: pei

Sand Beach School at Christmas time in the 1930s 

Winters in Sand Beach in the 1930s were fun for children and challenging for adults. I remember lots of snow every Christmas. I can remember looking out our front room window and watching men shovelling banks of snow to break the road open enough to make it passable.  Some men had a car or truck, but not many. I remember in December of 1940 my brother and I getting a ride from church in a truck driven by a cousin who lived down Wyman Road.  When we arrived home we were delighted to learn that we had a new little sister! More  ........

Date: 11/29/2009
Name: Anne BT
Location: Rockville and N.H.
E-Mail: serenity@nhvt.net

Comments: I just noticed Marie's posting from PEI.  This page does connect all the Sentimental Journey friends doesn't it.  I enjoy taking pictures and I enjoy sharing them. 
I left Yarmouth two days ago and when I get homesick I can come to this page and have a mini visit.  I have been able to connect a few people with old friends from the postings here.  My dear neighbor seems to remember everyone and knows who married who, etc.  This site really does a great service to those who come to visit, and to those who left and miss Yarmouth.  If you are out and about town, say thanks to the sponsors.  I think this is the best Yarmouth site there is!!!! (thank you Anne)
I hope all the fishermen have a safe and profitable season.

Date: 12/7/2009


Date: 12/11/2009
Name: lynn maust
Location: Bedford, Pa US a
E-Mail: scarlett186165@yahoo.com

Comments: Greetings,

My mother and stepfather - Jan and Jim Cullen- lived in Tusket between 1979 thru 1991. The emigrated there in 1979 from Pa. They lived at the house on the Tusket River that was once used by the customs authority for ships coming in. 

Does anyone at your place know of them? They loved living in Tusket.
Lynn Maust

Date: 12/13/2009


Date: 12/14/2009
Name: Ellen
Location: Richmond VA

Comments: So much for swimming in the Chesapeake Bay near Sandy Point State Park. 
Annapolis MD 

While the vessel 'Dawn Raider' out of Marklys Marina in Essex, Md. was fishing for Striped Bass  (also locally known as Rock Fish), this Great White was hooked in the mouth but only resisted slightly for 15 minutes before it came up alongside the boat to have a look; long enough for one of the crew  members to slip a rope a round it's tail !!! 'And that's when  things heated up!! 

..  The Shark took off towing the 42 foot fishing boat backwards through the water at about 7 Knots. Just like in JAWS, the boat was taking on water over the stern and the crew watched in horror as the shark would actually jump completely out of the water at times. This went on for an hour before the shark finally drowned. She weighed in at 1035 LBS. It is suspected she followed a weak El Nino current into local waters in search of food.  Although mid 60 degree water is considered ideal for these sharks, the larger ones can tolerate water in the low 50s. 

Markley's Marina 
Essex,  MD

Above is   Urban Legend based on 2004 Yarmouth Shark Scramble Catch.Click here for complete story 

Dear Godfrey and Mrs LeBlanc, 
Just a note to wish you a happy Christmas and good health and happiness throughout 2010.

The Yarmouth website and the great variety of work you do there gives joy to so many all year round!  A big and hearty thank you to all the Sponsors!

Through your Yarmouth and Villages website and the whole Rootsweb site, you manage to touch the hearts and souls of so many --far and wide-- who need a human touch more than anything. 

More than that, you make it possible for all who visit your site to reach into the hearts and homes of one another, of all who drop by to visit your guest books and who sign them. 

Being in touch with those away who write in, getting to know their voices, hearing who they are and what memories they hold dear--   all this helps keep us in touch with our huge family of relatives and friends around the globe, via the written word.  This meeting of hearts --even via computer-- is so therapeutic!

A great big sincere thank you, Godfrey to you and your sponsors for all you do for all of us year round. 
Best wishes to you and to all your dear ones for the new year, 2010.
Sincerely,  Marie

Thank you Marie .... GJ & Family

Date: 12/17/2009
Name: Elizabeth Crosby 
Location: Truro N.S.
E-Mail: loonloop@eastlink.ca


Date: 12/19/2009
Name: Ron Raynard
Location: Bracebridge Ontario
E-Mail: va3vrr@rac.ca

Comments: Visit Gerald and Pearl Hamilton every time we come to Nova Scotia, plus my relatives in Pleasant Valley.

Date: 12/24/2009
Name: Doreen Wilson
Location: Port Angeles, WA
E-Mail: dodavis_2000@yahoo.com

Comments: I sure wish we lived there again. I miss the people and area.

Date: 12/25/2009
Name: melvin d. chute
Location: thonotosassa, fl
E-Mail: chutepara82@yahoo.com

Comments: Hello:
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Mel Chute- 

Date: 12/25/2009

Comments: I cannot seem to view the port maitland guest book, yarmouth comes on instaed.
( It is the same )

Date: 12/27/2009
Name: John L Porter
Location: Brantford Ontario
E-Mail: jporter2000@hotmail.com

Comments:  Sure miss the great summers at the cottage on Slones Lake with Dad > Horace Porter< Wonderful people there

Date: 12/27/2009
Name: John L Porter
Location: Brantford Ontario
E-Mail: jporter2000@hotmail.com


Date: 12/29/2009
Name: Corie and Graham Robinson
Location: Chilliwack, BC
E-Mail: ezupenny@yahoo.com

Comments: We would love to reconnect with Milby and Valerie Spates, who we understand live in Wellington. They were good friends of ours in Williams Lake, BC in th 1980's.
Corie Robinson

Date: 1/1/2010
Name: Megharaj Rajeev K
Location: Mumbai , India
E-Mail: megharajrajeev@rediffmail.com

Comments: I would like to join you'll in bringing awareness & preserving the wildlife. Pls get in touch with me 


Date: 1/2/2010
Name: dorinda  andrews hamon
Location: raynardton
E-Mail: pdhamon@eastlink.ca






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