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*Please Note: The proper protocol when someone requests information on a specific individual is to inform that person and get  permission to pass on information or have them contact the person requesting the information. 

Date: 4/1/2005
Name: Casey
Location: Calgary, AB

Comments: I received the hoax about the Great White in Ucelet...and followed through to the truth...

Date: 4/1/2005
Name: Ann Fell
Location: Darlington UK
E-Mail: ann.fell@btclick.com

Comments: Looking for information on Willard Warren Perry (son of Samuel & Jennie Perry of Port Maitland)after his return to Port Maitland in 1919.  He was with the CEF in England & France 1915-19 & married Lucy Binns in England in 1919.

Date: 4/1/2005
Name: Julie W
Location: Burnaby BC
E-Mail: harryandjulie@yahoo.ca

Comments: Yeah, I saw the shark email. My friends know that I don't enjoy the idea of sharks and wide open water.
They thought I would enjoy an all new reason not to go into the water!!!

Date: 4/1/2005
Name: Jack Surette
Location: Atlanta GA USA
E-Mail: Jackga@myway.com

Comments: very interesting, I would like to visit someday

Date: 4/1/2005
Name: mac Cushing
Location: Pembroke
E-Mail: hiseas@yar.eastlink.ca


Hey Amiee ....great pics..sure enjoyed browsing them....kinda fell onto this site...great job!

Date: 4/2/2005
Name: Sorcier Glouton
Location: Tahiti
E-Mail: black_orgit@msn.com

Comments: Nice site, good work.

Date: 4/3/2005
Name: Sylvia Poole
Location: Gowanstown, Ontario
E-Mail: herman@wightman.ca

Comments: I will be visiting my daughter at Dalhousie in Halifax in mid-April, and as she is a student in costume studies, I would like to take her down to see the excellent exhibits at the Yarmouth Museum. Would it be rude if I asked if I was likely to run into fog? Or, perhaps, what parts of the day of more fog-free? Love Yarmouth.

Date: 4/4/2005
Name: Sherry Berry (Grant)
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: sherryberry636@hotmail.com

Comments: Just saying Hi!

Date: 4/5/2005
Name: andre sanscartier
Location: ottawa,ont
E-Mail: andre.sanscartier@statcan.ca

Comments: nice web site

Date: 4/5/2005
Name: Marsha Porter
Location: Halifax
E-Mail: I don't have one

Comments: I was born and raised in Yarmouth.  I still have family there, but I prefer to live in Halifax.

Date: 4/5/2005
Name: cosman
Location: carleton 
E-Mail: cosmanj@student.ednet.ns.ca

Comments: ~cool~

Date: 4/5/2005
Name: Ronald A Petell
Location: New hampshire   U.S.A.
E-Mail: ronpetell@hotmail.com

Comments: great area   own property there    you may want to watch the scotia prince so you don't loose them.  i truely feel it is a huge asset to your well being.

Date: 4/5/2005
Name: Lou Fougere
Location: Cataumet, MA 02534  USA
E-Mail: loofoo@verizonmail.com


Date: 4/6/2005
Name: Webmaestro
Location: Miami,Florida

Comments: Very nice website. Please visit my website!!! :) 

Date: 4/6/2005
Name: Jason Carroll
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta
E-Mail: labarum@telusplanet.net

Comments: Hello! Just thought I'd let you know the pics of your shark have reached Alberta, though now claiming the shark was caught off Port Alberni, BC. I check out Snopes and the article about the "Dawn Raider" catching a Great White while trolling for dogfish is the same but now the location is a mishmash of several places. The final tag on the email I received reads:


I guess BC was jealous! 

Date: 4/6/2005
Name: Lucky Guy 28
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
E-Mail: norm.budd@sympatico.ca

Comments: Just arrived today - anxious to have a look at yarmouth villages - and all the other site. Still smiling from our visit to Nova Scotia last fall. Wonderful country, wonderful people. We took home great, happy memories.

Date: 4/6/2005
Name: Unknown
Location: Canada
E-Mail: unknown

Comments: Dear Staff,

  I think you done a excellent job on the website and may God be with you at all time! And good luck on your future! 

Date: 4/6/2005
Name: Bill Surette
Location: Stouffville Ontario
E-Mail: bdtnah@rogers.com

Comments: Just finished reading the history of Melbourne. Found it very interesting since i grew up in that small village. Spent many days during the summer at Cooks beach and picked irish moss at the Mill Creek. I moved to Ontario in 1969. Still visit my brothers in Yarmouth ever couple years. Always look forward to going back where i grew up. This is a great web site. Keep up the good work.

Date: 4/7/2005
Name: Joshua ( George E ) Gavel
Location: Victoria BC
E-Mail: josh@topshelf.org

Comments: I'd like to know more about Gavelton and how it got it's name. As a decendant of the Gavel clan, I'm always curious to know more about the family that I was removed from as an infant. I am the grandson of John and Eva(n.Amero) Gavel, and the son of their youngest daughter Margaret. Should anybody reading this note happen to know of my family, I'd realy like to hear from them; especially if we are related! The family is in/grew up around Centerville/ Marshaltown, on the Digby Neck. Margaret and her siblings were removed from their home as children and she, living in British Columbia, has had only sporadic contact the others over the last fifty years. She and I are not in  contact. I'd realy like to hear from my cousins and any Aunts or Uncles that are still alive.

Thank you 

Date: 4/7/2005
Name: John Ronen
Location: Houston (formerly Seattle)  - 
E-Mail: jlr@hlcl.com

Comments: I got this sent from my mom in Port Ludlow, WA. and it was claimed to have been caught off of Ocean Shores off the Washington coast. I was a bit skeptical, having been duped by previous urban legends so I searched a bit and came accross this site - the million dollar question is: How do I know THIS is the real deal??? HAHAHAHA!!!! Quite a shark. 

Date: 4/8/2005
Name: Paul Mooney
Location: Oakville, Ontario

Comments: I love visiting your town, i have relatives there and i really enjoy the towns atmosphere.

Date: 4/8/2005
Name: Doris
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
E-Mail: stonhaus@bellatlantic.net

Comments: I'm sure you all have heard about the Scotia Prince cancelling it's 2005 season by now. This is a travesty! Everybody looses on both sides (USA & NS). Businesses who have relied on the Prince for 35 years (even longer)could fail, not to mention tourism which is one of Nova Scotia's mainstays and certainly doesn't hurt the malls in Portland.

As a saving gesture, I have proposed to the owner of the company, that the Scotia Prince sail out of  the Port of Baltimore.  All the big cruise ships (except the super big ones) now sail from our Port. So what if it's a longer trip!. It's still better than driving and people from the tri- state area (DC, VA, MD) have never really had the opportunity to sail to NS. Conversely, Nova Scotians can come and shop, visit our nation's capital and see a whole new part of the east coast that they have never experienced before. If marketed properly there could be a "full ship on every trip"   they caould call it the "crustacean run" ( from crabs to lobsters and back again....get it??) 
Please respond with your opinions on this or any other novel ideas.
We have to save the Prince!!
D. Powell 

Webmaster Comment:  This I think is a novel idea.  I think is really interesting, and worth consideration.  It would open travel to a totally new market of travelers.  Since most tourists are as interested in the trip, as much as the destination, the time spent on the boat is not a problem.  It is part of the trip.  If anyone else has comments we will gladly post them.  Links:  Maryland  |

Date: 4/8/2005
Name: lisa fraser
Location: halifax 
E-Mail: liasbrahimjorche@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: hi   Im looking for  annete cottreau or annette Gauttreau  please if any one knows her email me 

Date: 4/9/2005
Name: Gregg Nickerson
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
E-Mail: gregorynickerson@excite.com

Comments: >>>I was raised on Burton Ave. by Margaret and Stillman Nickerson...I left Yarmouth after messing up alot...I would like to appologize for the stuff I did, and the people I hurt...
>>>Today, I am a different person...I have been married 14 years, and have 3 great children...I own a computer business, and do alot of volunteer work...
>>>I miss Yarmouth and it's people...It's different out here...Everything is different, and not as homey...
>>>If you have any words of wisdom or comments, please email me...Thanks, and have a Great one..!..

Date: 4/9/2005
Name: angieb
Location: red deer ab
E-Mail: angela_bateman@hotmail.com

Comments: I am looking for my birth father, or any information about him.  His name is Edward Rodney Morrow he was born in yarmouth, October 7, 1955 if anybody knows him or is related to him in some way I would love to hear from you. Thank you.
Angela Bateman 

Date: 4/10/2005
Name: James 'Richard' Johnson
Location: Antigonish, NS
E-Mail: xaverian77@eastlink.ca

Comments: Hi. My grandmoter, Josephine Sweeney was from this area. She married my grandfather & namesake in 1911 at St. Ambrose RC Church & they moved to Saint John, New Brunswick. I started doing family history almost 3 years ago but don't know many Sweeney relatives as I was only 2 when Josephine died on my 2nd birthday in 1958. I do have a picture of her. Did you know that my grandfather was only 2 years old when his father, Edward P. Johnson, took over as lightkeeper of the then new Chebucto Head Light? James R would have only been 2 when his father moved the family into the light. Edward kept the light until 1906 when he died May 3 of that year. James R was an Engineer in the light until that time.He went on to work for The Submarine Signal Corporation (Head Office-Boston) in Saint John in the winter & Montreal in the summer. I have some pictures of the family from the 1800s that have been dug up in the past 2 years. The Johnson family hailed from County Wexford, Ireland having settled in Halifax County (Bear Cove) somewhere around 1801. 

Date: 4/10/2005
Name: Susan Elizabeth Surette
Location: Parry Sound       Ontario
E-Mail: surette.gibson@zeuter.com

Comments: I have ties to this somehow if anyone knows how give me a line.  Some of my family members are in N.B..

Date: 4/10/2005
Name: albert simon amirault
Location: baltimore , md
E-Mail: florencerunge2@hotmail.com

Comments: hello there

Date: 4/10/2005
Name: Anne Morris
Location: Springhaven
E-Mail: annemmorris@yahoo.com

Comments: Wonderful idea, am enjoying it so far.

Date: 4/10/2005
Name: Jim Silva
Location: South Carolina, USA
E-Mail: ourfrostlegacy@yahoo.com

Comments: I am searching for information on the families of Simeon and Catherine Harris-Frost of Argyle Sound.

Best info to date is there were 10 children of the marriage, Elizabeth Grosse, Gertrude, Margaret Boone (also Scott), Danford, (my Grandfather), Harriet Dobson, Morris, Havelock (Overboard Oct 1911), Lena D'Entremont, Annie Goodwin, Mildred Publicover - I am in contact with her daughter Ruth.

To date, my searches have resulted in scarce information, and I am asking for assistance in obtaining a contact(s) to exchange photos and data.
Webmaster Comment: Possible links  A  | B | C

From: "Nii Ayikwei Parkes" <ayikwei@niiparkes.com>
To: <g_routes@fox.nstn.ca>
Subject: Contact with Parkes Families in NS 


My name is Nii Ayikwei Parkes. I am a writer from Ghana descended from Nova Scotians who settled in Sierra Leone (my grandfather James Charles Ernest Parkes migrated to Ghana) and it has always been family folklore that some of the family was left behind. Are there any Black Parkes families still in Nova Scotia, and if so, how can I contact them?

Nii Parkes

Date: 4/11/2005
Name: Lynn Hemeon
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: lhemeon@gmail.com

Comments: Pictures in and around Yarmouth that I would like to share.http://spaces.msn.com/members/yarmouth/
Webmaster Comment: Thanks again Lynn for the wonderful pictures.

Date: 4/11/2005
Name: derf
Location: rexdale ont canada
E-Mail: fsansolita@molson.ca


Date: 4/13/2005
Name: shari
Location: lynnwood washington
E-Mail: s.bickmore@verizon.net

Comments: god, this story came to me today... 4/13/05  saying it was caught in Ocean Shores, WA.
thanks for clearing this up..im from there originally and was totally amazed by it...

Date: 4/13/2005
Name: Leanne
Location: Alberta
E-Mail: dlwalker@oanet.com

Comments: I am from Alberta, if i was to plan a Vacation, I would love to go to Yarmouth.  It looks like such a beautiful place.  Maybe one day i will travel there.  Does anyone know of a Noreen Elizabeth Carlton that was born in Yarmouth?  If so please contact me.  Thank you from Leanne

Date: 4/13/2005
Name: Leanne
Location: Alberta
E-Mail: dlwalker@oanet.com

Comments: looking for NOREEN ELIZABETH CARLTON!!!
Born in Yarmouth
Please contact 
David Brian (Arnason) Walker

Date: 4/13/2005
Name: Leanne
Location: Alberta
E-Mail: dlwalker@oanet.com

Comments: looking for mother NOREEN ELIZABETH CARLTON (ARNASON)
Born in Yarmouth
if you have any info on her please!

Date: 4/13/2005
Name: KIM
Location: OSHAWA
E-Mail: kdct000@hotmail.com

Comments: I am so hoping that I can make it "down home" this summer.I am looking for a cottage rental on the lake...inexpensive!Can you help me out?

Date: 4/14/2005
Name: Bob
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: bgavel@eastlink.ca

Comments: Always interested in the Gavel geneology! I would like to see more infor on this site, I have some Gavel geneology I could send if you are interested in showing it.

Date: 4/15/2005
Name: Best-promdress
Location: USA
E-Mail: dress_prom@yahoo.com

Comments:  Good work dude..Nice site... do visit "www.best-promdress.com" for beautiful Prom dress.Prom Gowns,Evening Gowns,Cocktail Dress .I am a regular shopper at best-promdress.com & have won amazing FREE gifts as well....So check it out............ 

Date: 4/17/2005
Name: hugh nickerson
Location: yarmouth
E-Mail: hughnickerson828@msn.com


Date: 4/17/2005
Name: Debra LeBlanc 
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
E-Mail: telus345@telus.net

Comments: I am trying to find anyone related to Capt. W. H. Thorbourne who was the guardian of Raymond Woods from Lower Jordan Bay, NS.

Date: 4/18/2005
Name: angelmomm
Location: South Gate, CA
E-Mail: angelmomm@aol.com

Date: 4/18/2005
Name: Susan Cook
Location: Fredericton NB
E-Mail: scokk_DQ@hotmail.com

Date: 4/19/2005
Name: Mike
Location: WA

Comments: my boss got this shark email,  but it said it was caught at Ocean Shores, WA!  (I had a feeling it was a hoax!)

Date: 4/19/2005
Name: Shawn Surette
Location: Buxton, ME USA
E-Mail: surette@adelphia.net


Date: 4/20/2005
Name: Pat Morris
Location: Bridgewater NS
E-Mail: morris@eastlink.ca

Comments: I have been enjoying your great site, especially the picture of Doctor Lake and Milo, where I spent many happy hours. Some folks may remember parties at Pat's camp at the Cape.

Date: 4/20/2005
Name: daniel
Location: bunj
E-Mail: danieljoseph88@yahoo.fr

Comments: god piaes you  i lave jesus

Date: 4/20/2005
Name: Wallace Wally Hacking
Location: Vancouver Isl. BC.
E-Mail: furtreeAshaw.ca

Comments: Great sight Wally Hacking formely of Lower Argyle. Gramp and Gram Hamilton.

Date: 4/20/2005
Name: john
Location: Grande Prairie Alberta
E-Mail: jh_comeau@hotmail.com

Comments: This sure makes me miss home and all the people that i know, which is everyone pretty much. 
                             Thanks John

Date: 4/20/2005
Name: kayla joy
Location: My house
E-Mail: kayla_muise@hotmail.com

Comments: hey 

Date: 4/20/2005
Name: l
E-Mail: fairvale@nb.sympatico.ca


Date: 4/20/2005
Name: Lorraine Saulnier


Date: 4/21/2005
Name: Darlene Purcell
Location: Novato, California
E-Mail: silentdiva45@hotmail.com

Comments: Help!!  My husband and I are flying to Portland, Maine on May 11 and had planned on using The Cat to get to Yarmouth around May 17.  Just found out there is no ferry service that early in May.  Other than flying, how can we get to Yarmouth? 

Webmaster comment:The Cat Starts on May 27 
If you don't want to drive the only way is a Charter flight. The only other way is to drive St John and cross over to Digby. Most days it leaves at 12:15  :See:  http://www.nfl-bay.com/english/bay/schedule.htm Yarmouth is about 1hour and 15minutes from Digby
Good luck
Thanks for the info.  We looked at our map today and decided to travel just as you wrote -- up to St. John and crossing over to Digby.  Looking forward to seeing your beautiful country

Date: 4/21/2005
Name: Gertie Hill
Location: Winnipeg  Mb
E-Mail: gertgeo@mts.net

Comments:   Just want to say what a wonderful site you have here.Last summer we visited our home town for a reunion for White,Wests, morrisons, Hills, Jacksons,Talbots and friends of Middleton Windsor Lower Sackville Beechville and Liverpool co. and other places.We had a wonderful time,theres nothing like coming home to beautiful NS.We're planning a reunion in 2006 Aug.5-6 and if anyone out there wantany information about it, contact me at gertgeo@mts.net keep up the good work.Yours Sincerly Gertie Hill

Date: 4/21/2005
Name: Katherine Victoria White
Location: winnipeg, Manitoba
E-Mail: katkat39@shaw.ca


Date: 4/22/2005
Name: Meghan Mandeville
Location: Boston, MA
E-Mail: meghanmandeville@hotmail.com

Comments: I miss it!

Date: 4/23/2005
Name: Grover Champion
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
E-Mail: ednamyrle@earthlink.net

Comments: 4-23-05   My wife and I had the opportunity to visit Yarmouth after ferrying from Bar Harbor in 1997, NE, and I wish we could have stayed longer. My mothers ancesters were part of those pioneers run out by the british in 1735. And I would like to visit the area and walk the ground that my great-great grandparents walked. They ended up in Louisiana and are now called Arcadians. Is there any books written on this bit of history? Thanks,   Grover Champion

Webmaster Comment: Some history can be found at the sites below.
Google search"Expulsion of the acadians" 

Date: 4/24/2005
Name: sally
Location: Yarmouth, / Alberta
E-Mail: marcsmom@auracom.com

Comments: Great web site and interesting reading all the people who have signed in.

Date: 4/24/2005


Date: 4/24/2005
Name: Audrey Taylor
Location: Hollywood,Calif

Comments: Hello everyone,
A friend E-Mailed this site to me and I am delighted to see so many wonderful comments about Yarmouth. I lived and went to Junior High in Yarmouth and have not been back for many years.The photos by Lyn are great.Thank-you.

Date: 4/24/2005
Name: Audrey Taylor
Location: Hollywood,Calif

Comments: Hello to all my friends way down there in Yarmouth. Glad to see the wonderful comments and beautiful pictures!

Date: 4/26/2005
Name: Don
Location: Rosedale, Ontario
E-Mail: mccumberdon@hotmail.com

I have read the comments from Doris in Baltimore, Maryland. Her idea of the Scotia Prince sailing from their area to Yarmouth is an excellent idea. I hope that the town politicians will follow up on this idea. How about a group of concerned citizens approaching the Dept. of Tourism and the local council? It has to start somewhere. While I was in Yarmouth last November, I met with Charles Haliburton M.P.P.
I wanted to promote Nova Scotia, by passing out brochures, playing downeast music, as well as videos of various attractions, even dress up for the occasion. My 30 ft. boat would be a floating tourist bureau for the Province.I spend the summer travelling through the Trent System Waterway and the St.Lawrence, stopping overnight in many communities. I always fly the flag of Nova Scotia and it is amazing how many people (locals and tourists) stop and ask me about Nova Scotia. I  spoke to a representitive within the Dept. of Tourism. The concern was,what the outcome might be.( the amount of people that would travel to Nova Scotia)How could I measure it? I do not feel that the response was positive, so have given up the idea.I will still fly my flag  of Nova Scotia, as I am proud to be from there.Yarmouth has great potential. Services need to be provided to the town, not taken away.I am the Past Warden of Victoria County and Past Chairman of the Tourism Committee. I would like to do something for my home town, perhaps all of us that are living away from home ( Yarmouth), should e-mail the politicians and Dept. of Tourism with our concerns about the future of the town. "LET"S SAVE THE SCOTIA PRINCE"    

Date: 4/26/2005
Name: Laurie
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
E-Mail: malcolm@porchlight.ca

Comments: what wonderful pictures my father in law is in many and so are his brothers and sisters Thank you very much for showing them

Date: 4/26/2005
Location: ROTHESAY N. B.
E-Mail: fairvale@nb.sympatico.ca




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