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Comments: Hey funny that this is a hoax.
Because of the rather large numbers
of responses to the shark story we ran last month. We will be placing
the replys in Magazine Yarmouth. They will also be listed here until the
end of the month. To view the progress on this strange story please
Comments: i'm from yarmouth and i used to fish in the 60's with a guy name bubby pine and i seen sharks bigger then that one caught off yar. down on the good old georges banks so their is no legend its real people
Name: lorraine saulnier
Location: rothesay n.b.
Name: don pottie
Location: cape breton
Comments: Compliments of the season to all. Thank you for your site, have enjoyed browsing. I have been told that US Liberty ship was grounded somewhere off Yarmouth at possibly the latter part of WW11. I am trying to get any info that I can on this ship if my info is correct. My hope is that maybe some of your more senior citizens may remember such an incident. My search is in aid of a Merchant Mariner from my community.
Name: Lynn Hemeon
Comments: Newest pics of Yarmouth.. Hope they bring back memories.
Name: Dan Tabor
Location: Richmond, VA
Comments: The hard working Yarmouth locals definitely have the best
seafood out of anywhere I have ever lived or traveled to. They are also
the most hospitable people on planet earth.Whenever the weather
gets cloudy, a warm smile is never hard to find.
Name: "Barkley Sound Diver"
Location: Errington, BC
Comments: Sent to me by well meaning friends in Nanaimo, who knew I
had recently moved from the west coast of Vancouver Island. My virus
protection software is set on "high" and had deleted part of the incoming
message. That made me suspicious, so I did some research and found
your site. Saw many Six Gill Sharks, and even a couple of Blue Sharks
in Barkley Sound. Seeing a Great White would have been the extreme
thrill, from the deck of the boat. Congratulations on a wonderful
website, made for some very interesting reading.
Name: Allan( Smokey) Edwards
Location: Medicine Hat AB.
Comments: Back N 1960/1 I went 2 school with a person named James(Jimmy)
Trott who called Sand Beach, home. I have not heard from him since
June of 1961. I would love 2 know of his whereabouts. We had a friend who
lived N Liverpool by the name of Vic Mc/Macleod. I condidered both of these
fellows friends and have been anxious to find them.Since I have not been
able 2 make contact with Vic I was wondering if there is anyone N your
community who could shed some light on where James may live. This may B
somewhat of an unusual request,however,I felt that if I made an attempt
via this route it would @ least B a start.
Location: Nanoose Bay, BC
Name: mike wilson
Location: sicamous b.c
Comments: was born in yarmouth,family still lives there.
Name: Ken Perry
Location: Dover, NH
Comments: I'm in the middle of a genealogy search. I have hit
a stone wall and need help. An ancestor Moses Perry was one of the founders
of Yarmouth and I can trace his line down to John Perry (1788-1864) married
Hannah Hemeon (her father was Phillip Hemeon) they had 12 children.
I need to find who these 12 children and who they married. My father Leslie
B. Perry's (1884-1965)mother was Dora Lee Beal Perry(1858-1927)and her
mother was Lois Hemeon Beal(1824-1916). My grandfather was a William
Perry. Dora and William married in Yarmouth and subsequently emigrated
to Cambridge, Mass. My father told me his father (William) was lost at
sea. Can anyone help me out of this dilemma? Was William Perry,my
grandfather a son of John or the son of one of John's sons? I'm new at
this stuff and it gets very confusing!
Name: corey surette
Location: nebraska city NE
Comments: In Sept. of 04 my family visited Yarmouth N.S.. I was
awe struck by the scenery. Where we come from there isn't any thing
to look at but fields of corn. You are so lucky to be able to view the
sun set over the cape every night. your rocky shores set beautiful
backdrops for excellent photos. I will return!
Name: Niska (Crosby) Hodgson
Location: Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
Comments: Nice website.
Name: Larry & Shirley Stephens
Location: Alamos, Mexico - Port Maitland
Comments: Hello to our friends in the greater Yarmouth area. We are spending our third winter on a mission trip to Mexico. We work in the poorer areas dispensing food, clothing and , most importantly, love to the people there.
If you want to see what we do, go to http://www.avoiceinthedesert.com We update this page on a regular basis and would love for you to drop by, sign our guest book or send us an email. We maintain lists that we email to when we update our pages so you could request that if you want.
We miss you all and will be returning to Port Maitland sometime near the first of April.
Serving HIM in Alamos, Mexico
Location: Victoria, BC
Comments: Didn't believe it for a moment so I Googled it and found your
website within about 2 minutes of first getting the email. Port Albion
was one tip but we also would have heard about it locally by now, not to
mention time spent at Bamfield doing marine biology via UVic had me skeptical
about the possibility. Cheers, Sean
Name: fried bead
Location: victoria bc
Comments: thought it was to good to be true
Comments: Great-grand father-Edward Surette-Yarmouth
Name: Charles Robinson
Location: Rochester Minnesota USA
Comments: Visted Weymouth doing genealogy on great great grandfather
Gates of Weymouth Mills. Thought Weymouth a very pleasant village.
Location: honeymoon bay
Comments: got us thinking but area code gave it away
Name: Paul Crowe
Location: Toronto, ON
Comments: Well, its made it to Toronto. I was so surprised, I had to see if it was for real. Nice one!
Name: Freeman Churchill
E-Mail: notlikely @telus.net
Comments: Didn't know if it was true though thought I'd pass it on as
a laugh since we hear of ancient Fraser River sturgeon which are huge.
Went to a number of folk throughout North America
Comments: It was posted onto yahoogroups surfski newsgroup this morning... My email hoax antennae started quivering even though it didn't have the "send this to all your friends" phrase that signals the usual email hoax...
Comments: Received a copy of the myth from my brother who lives in Thailand.
The story is going around the globe.
Name: Y. James
Comments: My sister-in-law's maiden name was Surette and I am interested
Comments: Very nice and useful website. Please visit my website. Happy
New Year!!! :)
Comments: I'm a skeptic at the best of times it seems, and certainly mindful of potential urban mythology, which has a found a place on the net in many forms it seems.
I Googled 'great white in uculet' (even spelt it wrong...Google offered it's typical correction)...anyways...there you is and there it was.
Nice though...pretty sure it caught the guy who sent it to me.
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Name: Mark Johnson
Location: Victoria BC
Comments: Gotta love a good fish story
Name: Odella Surette Crawford
Comments: My father was Levi Henry Surette, son of John Surette formerly
of Lincoln Maine and then of Dover-Foxcroft Maine.
Location: middle sackville
Comments: hello, gj
Comments: When I received this e-mail I didn't beleive. I live on the
west coast and it would have hit the news here. Also, the phone number
on the crane has a Nova Scotia area code.
Name: Rob & Jen
Location: Vancouver, BC
Comments: It didn't fool Rob because he saw the phone number on the crane and discovered it was a Nova Scotia area code. But it did make me second guess our next surfing trip to Tofino. But not anymore, SURFS UP!
Comments: this myth freaked out my girlfriend... we had surfed in Ucluelet
this summer... she is desparately afraid of sharks.
Comments: I like urban legends!
Name: sookie larry
Location: cambridge ont
E-Mail: larry smith email@example.com
Comments: Hi mary wallace i remember you as well as girly ogden we lived
on lonnigan lane besides may, barney(cop once i hear)wimmpy,cappy
& gordie ogden as well as all th siscos clifford my gay brother
davids friend marion shirley henry mom marion tom father nick named speccal
trout lefy in 1966 went to work quebec with a bunch from home.uncle
ken burill ran jail cousin ken muise cop once. lived as well lewis st forbes
st beside burills after duckworth lulu barb (jim dececed)fishing
acccident my day john smith(sookie)
Location: north vanoucver
Comments: I got freaked because we just saw a sealion in Tofino, the
best surfplace in BC. I'm stoked it's not great white's there too!
Name: Randy Hinckley
Location: East Berne NY
Comments: Been awhile since I've seen the book, nice to see some old friends... Email me sometime say Hi
Location: Fort McMurray
Comments: Quite the story. Wrong coast!
Name: Scott V
Location: Los Angeles
Name: lisa jorche
Comments: hi Im looking for annette cottreau or annette Gautreau
please help with any info
Name: Meg jones
Location: Winchester, NH
Comments: looks like a wonderful place!
Location: Vancouver BC
Comments: My Uncle sent me this from France! (He is from Vancouver too)Thanks.
Comments: i live in carleton
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Location: Vancouver, BC
Comments: I didn't think it was true. Our waters are pretty cold
for a white, especially at this time of the year. I've never heard of one
here. It's only 37 degrees off Vancouver right now. Besides,
there's a phone number on a piece of equipment in the picture and it isn't
the area code for either the lower mainland or Vancouver Island.
Comments: I'm looking for information about the Port Maitland and
Beaver Creek Cemetery Company. Is there an available phone
number for them? I'm starting a geneology search for my husband's
family who originated in Nova Scotia...the name is Piper.
Location: Edmonton, AB
Comments: I just thought that it was unlikely that a shark could tow
a 42 foot boat backwards through the water at 7 knots, as the e-mail said.
Comments: i got it
Name: Yvon Thibault
Location: Meteghan Nova Scotia
Comments: Hi there fellow fisherman,
Name: Alberta Boileau
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Comments: I was privileged to spend a few months in Ste Anne du
Location: Brantford, Ontario
Comments: I loved the story!...One question ? why kill it ?? ok
I lied two questions would it have eventually left those waters for warmer
Name: Andrew Gaetz
Comments: The forklift has a Nova Scotia area code
Location: North Carolina
Name: Steve Ross
Location: Bellingham WA USA
Comments: This was sent among a group of us who go fishing on the West
Coast of Van Isle. Sure got my attention, but the telephone area code on
the boom got my attention so I searched and found your site. A good tale
Location: Williamsburg VA
Name: John Mark Reding
Location: Nashville TN
Comments: HI! I'M THE GRANDSON OF THE WAKELINGS, RUTH
REDING (WAKELING) SON. SAY HI TO THE KENNY DELANEYS
Name: Jim Jeffery
Comments: Have to respond to the child that asked why the Shark was
killed. Except for barbarians and the military, homosapiens kill things
to eat, or for use in building. We have been doing this for thousands of
Name: disappointed in Surrey
Comments: I saw this at my local fishmonger's shop. I'm sorry
to hear it's not true as it nearly gave my seafaring brother a heart attack.
I suppose that was worth it!
Location: Mill Bay, B.C.
Comments: Rec'd from a friend in Maple Bay, B.C.
Name: jody nickerson
Location: cape sable island
Comments: Gavelton is a great place to live, i grew up their very beautiful place
Comments: god am I glad to hear that its just a fish tail!!! My b/f
and I were about to go scuba diving near there!!!!!
Name: The Duke
Comments: Great story. Having surfed and paddled in the Tofino area over the years of course I was interested. Did some research and found this site. My comment is - wow the guy that decided to lasso this thing must have some large balls. No matter how cool I think great white sharks are I can't see myself roping this fish as things can go wrong enough out there in the winter. Cheers
Comments: god am I glad to hear that its just a fish tail!!! My b/f
and I were about to go scuba diving near there!!!!!
Name: The Duke
Comments: Great story. Having surfed and paddled in the Tofino area
over the years of course I was interested. Did some research and
found this site. My comment is - wow the guy that decided to lasso
this thing must have some large balls. No matter how cool I think
great white sharks are I can't see myself roping this fish as things can
go wrong enough out there in the winter. Cheers
Location: Novato, CA
Location: victoria B.C.
Comments: Had me fooled until I realized there is no Port Albion in
Name: sandy bodnar
Location: toronto ontario
Comments: Have not gone thru your web site as ye, but exploring Nova
Scotia on the web, only to be visiting the month of August this year.
Name: l. blackwood pike
Comments: I miss Yarmouth County.I shall return.lbp
Name: dusty fevens
Name: Hans-Werner Franz
Comments: nice site! would be great if you could add http://tollernet.de
as a link ( Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers)
Name: Anthony Saulnier
Comments: Hi everyone, how are things in Yarmouth these days? I wanted to leave a message and say hi to everyone. Many of you reading this probably know me and my family. My family owns Ernie's Bar and Grill in the south end. I enjoy this site as it reminds me of home, and also I enjoy the historical links as well as the pictures. Also it brings back fond memories of the summer times and of high school as well. I kind of miss home sometimes, perhaps one day I will build my business and move back to Nova Scotia. You sometimes dont realize what you are missing until you have something and then you leave it behind or it disappears.
Anyway so I have started my own small computer and network consulting business which is slowly growing, and I have graduated from Seneca College Computer Networking and Technical Support Program. My business web site is http://www.anthonysaulnier.com which connects to my web server here at home. Check it out, it has a few neat things on it.
Please feel free to contact me.
Name: Holly Pinkney(Dugas)
Comments: Great place to live. Got to love the weather.
Comments: Hello friends! from http://groups.msn.com/St-Petersburg-Russia
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Location: ny, ny
Comments: Hi, I'm originally from Cape Breton, and spent a summer working
in Yarmouth. I'm looking for a painting(it was for sale) that hung in a
coffee shop the summer I worked there. I think it was 1998. It was a painting
of a sock and sheet on a clothesline. I know it's a long shot, but
if it sounds familiar to anyone, and you think you might know who the artist
is, I'd love to know.
Location: surrey bc
Comments: Hi there, I got this email (not the first time), but now it
says that the shark was caught in UCUELET, BC - here it is......
Now, the one thing that made me think it wasn't BC, was the (902) area
code on the hoist. So when I found out where (902) was, I googled
the story and came up with you!
Name: Muriel Cook
Comments: Very interesting . I have been trying to
trace my family tree, maybe someone out there can help me.
Name: Muriel C
Comments: Hi Wonder if the Mike fellow ,who wanted to know the birth
date of Aron Churhill the first. I notice he never left a e-mail adddress.
Anyway if you contact me by e mail, I can give you some info who to contact
if you have not found out yet. from firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Email was received through a friend and cast immediate doubt.
Thanks to your website the truth has been revealed and once again I can
sleep at night.
Name: pam gilbank
Location: powell river bc
Location: Winslow, Maine USA
Comments: Have visited Yarmouth several times, the latest last August.
My mother was born in Chebogue
Point in 1902. I still have relatives in Kelly's Cove and Arcadia,
as well as my fathers relatives around Berwick and Aylesford. He was born
Waterville in 1900.
Name: mike wilson
Location: New Glasgow
Comments: Hi, just letting you know Loblaws/Superstore also broke their
agreement here in New Glasgow by destroying a natural brook and stand of
trees. They had promised at a town hall meeting [a joke formality] that
they would not touch this area. The same afternoon as that nights meeting,
the bulldozers were already in place and ready to go. They have also ruined
my property and peace by destroying the woods that served as a backdrop
for my backyard and they also lied about a bufferzone. They also choose
to accept any inquiries or comments concerning their lies and it's basically
"screw you" attitude. I urge everyone to BOYCOTT Atlantic Superstore and
any Loblaws business. It won't be long before they destroy a neighbourhood
Name: ARTHUR BERRY
Comments: Was home for the 2004 Chritmas season, It was nice to
see family and old friends I haven't seen in years. I am the son of the
late Raymond And Sheila(Goodwin) Berry Of Yarmouth.
Name: John&Billie Buckner
Location: Ladysmith ,Vancouver Island
Comments: We loved the little campsite on the hill in Lunenburg!
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Comments: I received the urban legend email from a friend trying to
scare me as I am going diving in BC soon!
Location: Tucson Arizona US
Comments: HUGE! Thats so awesome - almost a shame to kill but
where theres one - well, I wont be taking a swim there!
Name: Carman Protz
Location: Calgary, AB
Comments: Why do people feel they need to do something like this...
Thanks for clearing this all up.
Location: North Vancouver
Comments: I received the SHARK from Ucluelet email yesterday and got
suspicious. I searched the internet and found the site that set it
straight...it is still pretty amazing that such a huge shark was caught
off the coast of Nova Scotia.
Location: Seattle, WA
Comments: Funny. Noticed the phone number on the crane arm immediately
as not a B.C. area code. Emailed my person to trace back.
Name: Valerie (Hurlburt) Kinney
Comments: Nice Site , Keep it up...
Name: Deb Windsor
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Location: Gabriola Island, BC
Comments: was shocked and believed it. Should have seen the number
on the crane. . . Yeah, can go swimming in ocean again!
Name: david soper
Location: port mcniell
Comments: bastards had me goin to all my friends about it....
Location: Port Alice, B.C
Comments: I got this email saying it was caught in barkley sound, then i read up on this, so yeah, just lettin ya know.
Comments: Is there any service in or out of Yarmouth airport these days,
or has the ferry service all but shut the airport down? Does it still
maintain its "international" status... ie. could one fly directly to Yarmouth
from the states?
Name: Stewart / Viola
Location: Pictou, N.S.
Comments: This is a very interesting web site, keep up the good work
that is being put into it. My wife is originally from Wedgeport, she was
the oldest living daughter of late Albany & Frances Corporon
Location: Chicopee, MA
Comments: Love Nova Scotia!
Name: Shawn Skinner
Location: Hermitage N.L
Comments: seeing these pics really brings me back.I have worked in Pubnico
for the last 4 years seasonal and seeing the pictures kinda makes me a
little home sick.Great job
Name: Paul Underhill
Location: Victoria BC
Comments: I noticed the 902 area code on the lift, and knew it wasn't
Name: Valerie Belliveau (Amiro)
Location: East Pubnico
Comments: Just a note to say I was here. Hello to all from home
and those who have left us for other places!
Name: dukeshire joe,holly
Location: north kemptville
Comments: quite nice
Name: albert simon amirault
Location: baltimore maryland
Comments: I like reading about my family history.
Name: North Cali
Comments: just got this email--thought it sounded funky-googled your
site, and found the truth!
Comments: Really enjou all the sites around Yarmouth like to visit every
year. It is a great place many nice people
Name: Eric Augustus
Comments: Got it from a former boss in Sitka, Alaska.
Name: paul surrette
Location: florida usa
Comments: how is the surette family tree progressing? From piere 1 and
up? Thank you, paul surrette
Comments: Hi there!
I received the hoax email of the "great white" shark caught near Ucluelet
from someone in my office. I'm quite suspicious of these sorts of emails
boasting fantastic accomplishments, pictures, "world records" etc. I first
checked to see if Ucluelet has an online version of their newspaper to
determine if the story was in there. No luck. I then did the next obvious,
typing in the name of the boat into "Google" and found your website! I
also looked closely at the photos and something didn't "sit right" with
me. The one of the shark on the forklift didn't look right for a great
white. So I researched it and found another photo on the Florida Museum
of Natural History website! (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/ShortfinMako/Shortfinmako.html)
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Name: Billy a Cyriac
Location: Oklahoma City
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