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Date: 8/1/2005
Name: Bob Goodwin
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
E-Mail: robert.e.goodwin@boeing.com

Comments: My father Eldred Goodwin was born in Argyle Sound. Later his parents built a house in Pubnico, the one on page 1044. I visited that house every summer when I was a child - from 1938 to maybe 1948. My last visit to Pubnico was in 1953. I see my grandparents' home is now a Bed and Breakfast. The building on page 1043 was a gas station/garage/welding shop operated by my uncle - Maynard Ross Goodwin. He, wife and son Gilbert shared the page 1044 house with my grandparents
William and Ina (Spinney) Goodwin. William was captain of a fishing schooner. 

Date: 8/1/2005
Name: Rick Deveau
Location: Victoria BC
E-Mail: rdeveau@pacificcoast.net

Comments: Visited Yarmouth when I was 5 (1961)and again when I was 7 (1963) years old. My dad, Joseph Donald Deveau was from Yarmouth and had a sister named Phylis. I remember meeting a Susan Deveau (I think we got engaged that summer)and an Alfred. Yarmouth brings up memories of the Bluenose, clams on the beach on Rapie Pie that no one seems to know anything about. I also remember a man that raised mink and caught eels by throwing mink guts in the creek and using a pitch fork to catch them when they came to eat the mink guts.

Date: 8/1/2005
Name: obi
Location: owerri
E-Mail: owerri@aol.com


Date: 8/1/2005
Name: Annette Lorenz
Location: Wimberley, Texas
E-Mail: AnnetteLorenzM@myfamily.com

Comments: I like the picture's, I saw my mom's old house. (Marsha Bretz) Blue house on the hill. 

Date: 8/2/2005
Name: Lynn Hemeon
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: lhemeon@gmail.com

Comments: I just want to share my pictures of Yarmouth..
I hope you enjoy.

Date: 8/2/2005
Name: Michelle Lescombe(Britten)
Location: Niagara Falls Ontario
E-Mail: dennis_lescombe@sympatico.ca

Comments: Grandaugther of Harold and Agnes Britten, daughter of Ben Britten.
I love your pictures. It brings back alot of fun summertime holiday memories in Cape Breton. You never appreciate where you come from until you are too far away. I'll be back soon.

Date: 8/3/2005
Name: Annette
Location: Brooklyn
E-Mail: newlabn24@yahoo.com

Comments: You have a great site here. Yarmouth is a great place to visit. 

Date: 8/3/2005
Name: Wendy
Location: Tacoma, Washington
E-Mail: wbentley1030@hotmail.com

Comments: This email finally made its way to me-- stating that the sharky was caught in Ocean Shores, WA!!! Yeah, an email can really get around!

Date: 8/3/2005
Name: Gimp (surfer)
Location: Home = Waves
E-Mail: mj1@canada.com

Comments: A little 10 footer (the Mako on the forklift), hardley seems very troubling to me.  Ride the waves, surf and enjoy the beach.. You really are very safe.  I have been pulled, tugged, pushed and bumped on a surf board but never eaten for lunch as of yet by a shark.  Human just isn't tasty enough.

Date: 8/4/2005
Name: Lynda Crowell
Location: British Columbia
E-Mail: crowell23800@shaw.ca


Date: 8/5/2005
Location: LONDON
E-Mail: kingyahla@yahoo.com


Date: 8/5/2005
Name: MUGU


Date: 8/5/2005
Name: MaryLouise
Location: Deveau/Rumsey
E-Mail: mrumsey2@hotmail.com

Comments: I just want to say that I grew up in Plymouth, was born in 1945, and attended the Yarmouth High until grade 10. Does anyone remember me? If so send a note to me.. I am in Alberta and have been since the 60's. Would be glad to hear from any or all. Thanks Mary

Date: 8/5/2005
Name: MaryLouise
Location: Deveau/Rumsey
E-Mail: mrumsey2@hotmail.com

Comments: I just am not sure if my other message was entered. so here I am again. Hope to hear from someone soon. By the way does anyone remember Terry Ryan who had a band, and worked at CJLS? Just wondered if anyone knew his whereabouts. 

Date: 8/5/2005
Name: Charlie
Location: Dartmouth, N.S.
E-Mail: ursagrizz@hotmail.com

Comments: I lived in Pembroke from 1934 to 1949 and recently attended a reunion there.  Wonderful experience  - met people not seen for over 50 years........good luck with this site..

Charles A. Crowell

Date: 8/5/2005
Name: nathan andrew gavel
Location: hudson ,fl ,usa
E-Mail: nikki91641@yahoo.com


Date: 8/5/2005
Name: kimmy1016
Location: Halifax
E-Mail: kimmy1016@hotmail.com

Comments: What a wonderful page to come across.  I will be moving to the area and was very excited to read your article about Rockville.  The community sounds wonderful!!!!

Date: 8/5/2005
Name: lisa jorche
Location: halifax 
E-Mail: lb@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: hi every one  Im still looking for annette Gautreau or cottreau please if any info let me know 

Date: 8/7/2005
Name: Ron Meuse
Location: Torrance, California
E-Mail: RonMeuse@yahoo.com

Comments: I've been to Surette's Island, long time ago in October of 1976. That whole area is beautiful and seeing that I play the fiddle, I fit right in there!        I'm looking for Deborah Surette, if you know her have her call me @ 310-618-1013. Thanks, Ron. 

Date: 8/8/2005
Name: william covin
Location: montreal
E-Mail: billwilliams_ca@yahoo.com

Comments: possible to have some info on family Name Covin what ever you would have on the records, thanks william

Date: 8/8/2005
Name: Betty Wainwright
Location: Massachusetts
E-Mail: bwainwright@comcast.net

Comments: I am soon planning a trip to Yarmouth.  In particular I am looking for a map of the area that would include Lake Annis. 

Date: 8/8/2005
Name: Nancy Wilson
Location: Boston
E-Mail: mcnancy@comcast.net

Comments: Born in Cape Breton

Date: 8/8/2005
Name: Debbi Wilson
Location: Salisbury, NB
E-Mail: sawhorse3801@yahoo.ca

Comments: I'm related to the LeBlanc's, Amirault, and Muise families. I was adopted as an infant and  am now discovering and compiling info concerning my biological family. Quite the interesting journey.

Date: 8/9/2005
Name: marsha 
Location: Conroe Texas
E-Mail: marshabretz@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi from Texas, I  had a home on Isle madame from 1998 to 2000 , on Cape La Ronda, the big Blue one on the hill at #3 Bona road, wish I was still there I miss it a lot ...... Marsha Bretz

Date: 8/9/2005
Name: the Texasan
Location: Conroe Texas
E-Mail: marshabretz@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi yall. just can't belive I left to go back to Texas, I miss Isle Madame a lot. I had a home at Cape La Rouda, on the hill at #3 Bona Road, miss it a lot, It is the best place to live really live, left a lot of my family the "Britten's " a there hope every one doing good I miss you All , See you Marsha

Date: 8/9/2005
Name: John Porter
Location: Brantford Ontario
E-Mail: jporter2000@hotmail.com

Comments: Great web pages on Yarmouth I was born there and lived in Hebron but moved in 1965 to Ont and there is a real soft spot in my heart for Yarmouth. DONT EVER stop praising your TOWN as it is worth it.

Date: 8/9/2005
Name: John Porter
Location: Brantford
E-Mail: jporter2000@hotmail.com

Comments: Lived at Hebron corner 16 years, worked for the Roberts at the Irving gas station Father is Harace Porter(very ill in WindsorN.S. hospital) Mother was Eleanor Porter.I moved to Ont over 40 yrs ago.
  Great place to have lived, think of it often.

Date: 8/9/2005
Name: Howard Moyer
Location: Rensselaer, New York
E-Mail: moyerhg@aol.com

Comments: I've visited Nova Scotia about a dozen times over the past twenty years.  Whenever I arrive at Yarmouth I make it a point to drive or bike out to Cape Forchu.  I love climbing to the higher points above the lighthouse and gaze out towards the sea.  I often find, weather permitting, somewhere to sit and watch the waves crashing on the basaltic rocks and imagine myself going out to sea as a passenger on the vessels that traverse the waters.  I'll be out there again on my 73rd birthday this September 13th.

Date: 8/10/2005
Name: Dick Poirier
Location: New York, New York
E-Mail: DickPoirier@aol.com

Comments: We have just returned from our first trip to Nova Scotia and Isle Madame.  To say that it was an absolutely fantastic trip would be an understatement.  Isle Madame is filled with million dollar views, I can now understand why Uncle Tony Harding took every opportunity to take that LONG trip from Massachusetts. The residents were so very friendly and helpful. The accomodations at L'Auberge Acadienne were terrific.  The "meat pie" just like my grandmother made brought back a flood of memories.  Naomi and Willard Fougere are the perfect hosts right down to the offer of tea at the kitchen table.  The icing on the cake however was meeting my father's first cousin, Marie Kehoe.  Marie's first words to me were about my grandmother: "Aunt Ina was my favorite".  Marie can't realize how happy that made me.  Thank you all for a wonderful visit. 

Date: 8/10/2005
Name: Jim Wills
Location: Brainerd, Minnesota
E-Mail: jimwills@tds.net

Looking forward to visiting your community during the Canadian Nat'l Specialty for Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers August 31st thru September 5th.


Date: 8/10/2005
Name: Lisa Dancose
Location: Cornwall
E-Mail: pdancose@cogeco.ca

Comments: Thinking of moving to Kemptville to be closer to husbands work(Gloucester0.  Just checking out your town.

Date: 8/10/2005
Name: Jessica
Location: Arlington VA USA

Comments: I am the proud owner of 2 Tollers (Little River Duck Dogs). I am so excited that my husband and I will be coming to Nova Scotia for our first visit this Aug/Sept in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Toller in CA!! I hope you all in Yarmouth know just how many lives your little red dogs have touched. From my heart to yours thanks.


Date: 8/12/2005
Name: Kelley
Location: Ontario
E-Mail: lovergirl4u1966@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi,
I am from Yarmoyth Nova Scotia. I will one day return to my ""HOME SWEET HOME."

SAy Hi, to Willard Burke of Amiraults Hill From Kelley, Cody , Riley.

Date: 8/12/2005
Name: Brad Somers
Location: Maitland ON
E-Mail: brad.somers@sympatico.ca


Date: 8/12/2005
Name: Bill Kautz
Location: Georgia, USA
E-Mail: winterchase@hotmail.com

Comments: I enjoyed the visit. Looking forward to coming back.


Date: 8/12/2005
Name: dick
Location: silc
E-Mail: resilc@yahoo.com

Comments: very! nice.  I will visit next summer.

Tucson Arizona

Date: 8/13/2005
Name: Kevin Hubert
Location: Dartmouth
E-Mail: leshuberts@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: I am sorry to hear to what happened to one of yours, Robert Gregory. Sad sorry... My prayers are with his families and friends. 

Date: 8/13/2005
Name: louise gusky
Location: ponderay,Idaho
E-Mail: reml.gusky@verizon.net

Comments: My greatgrandmother and grangfather, also my grandmother and grandfather meuse, where married on Surette's Is.My greatgrandmothers sister married a Surette, and they had twins. The girls name was Ann Elizabeth. Do not know her
brothers name. I believe they were born 1896. Mr. Surette was lost at sea about 1898. Thank you for any help you could send. Louise gusky

Date: 8/14/2005
Name: christine
Location: Shelburne
E-Mail: christine_nickerson@yahoo.ca

Comments: I am looking to move to yarmouth if there is enough work and places to live. Thanks for the site....

Date: 8/15/2005
Name: Jan Lello
Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta 
E-Mail: Scornov@shaw.ca

Comments: Such a variety of properties for sale.

Date: 8/15/2005
Name: Mike
Location: Ottawa
E-Mail: outtasight.mike@gmail.com

Comments: I was impressed to find a web page devoted to Sand Beach. I have just inherited a bit of land there and am pondering what I will do with it. If I am not mistaken, it is directly across the road from the house shown in 09.jpg on page 6 of Sand Beach Photos. We call that Mrs Moore's house. No idea if that's correct or the history behind that. I am looking forward to learning more about the history of the area.

I'd love to find an aerial photo of Sand Beach but have not found one yet.


Date: 8/15/2005
Location: LOME TOGO
E-Mail: maga@mumu.com


Date: 8/17/2005
Name: denisct
Location: NJ
E-Mail: latnbear@hotmail.com


Date: 8/17/2005
Name: Maureen (Doucette) Monahan
Location: New Hampshire
E-Mail: msndwn@aol.com

Comments: My mother told me that my dad's ancester's came from Surette's island.  I'd like to visit Nova Scotia soon.  My grandmother came from PEI.

Date: 8/19/2005
Name: Colleen Ettinger
Location: Barrie, Ontario
E-Mail: icboet@hotmail.com

Comments: Just found this site.  Trying to reconnect with anyone I may have known while I lived in Yarmouth from 1986-1994.  Feel free to e-mail me at icboet@hotmail.com

Date: 8/21/2005
Name: Don Nichols
Location: St.Stephen N.B.
Comments:          Great place to visit

Date: 8/21/2005
Name: louise
Location: Idaho
E-Mail: reml.gusky@verizon.net

Comments: Hi, Iam doing family history, and discovered my grandmother's cousin was married to a John Babine from Morris Is. He was born in 1889.My Great grandparents and grandparents were born in Tusket and also Surette's Is.

Date: 8/22/2005
Name: Martin Wilkes
Location: Denver, Colorado
E-Mail: xkm205@yahoo.ca

Comments: I was last in the Yarmouth area in Oct/91. 
It was a long time ago, in a different life, my common law wife/girlfriend was Lawrence Clairmont's daughter, 1 of his brood of 8 children, Adeline. She has/had 4 sisters, and 3 brothers. I assume they all still reside in the Yarmouth area. 
What sparked my Interet inquiry, a friend has a Little River Duck Dog, so I started a " Google" search, which led me to this site. 
I have not been back to this area since that last visit. We broke up in early 1992. 
Due to the nature of my job/work, I spend most of my time in the southwestern USA. I have a home-away-from-home just outside Denver, Colorado .

Take care
Martin Wilkes   22 Aug/05  11.15 Local time DENVER 

Date: 8/23/2005
Name: Holly (Pinkney)  Dugas
Location: Yarmouth, NS
E-Mail: brianholly@eastlink.ca

Comments:  Just looking to see who's new.

Date: 8/23/2005
Name: Mary Goulder
Location: Scotland
E-Mail: mairi@faclan.fsnet.co.uk

Comments: Just found your site while researching transport from Yarmouth to Halifax.  Hope it will help to solve our problems. 
Nova Scotia makes a great gateway when travelling from Scotland - and it's nice to stay at the gate for a while!

Date: 8/24/2005
Name: Ian Burgess
Location: South west England, UK
E-Mail: burgessads@aol.com

Comments: Thanks for a good and interesting site. I am looking to buy a house near Yarmouth and move from the UK, too crowded here! This site gives good info and a flavour of life in your area, well done.

Date: 8/24/2005
Name: J. Edward Surette, III
Location: Wakefield, MA     USA
E-Mail: ESurette@aol.com

Comments: My grandfather, J. Edward Surette, Sr., was born on Surette's Island and moved to Wakefield, MA  in the 1920s.
He died in his 90s in the 80s.  Several of his children are alive.  He has over 25 grandchildren.
Interested in visiting Surette's Island soon.

Date: 8/25/2005
Name: Drake Wurrum
Location: San Antonio, Texas
E-Mail: DrakeWurrum@gmail.com

Comments: At first, I was thinking it couldn't be real because real sharks don't jump out of the water. Dolphins will, but not sharks. Sharks have to constantly be moving in the water in order to breathe. So I did some searching in Google to see what I could find, either an actual news article or some site like this and...well, guess what I found?

Date: 8/25/2005
Name: Joyce (Rogers) Driscoll
Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA
E-Mail: jmdriscollmlt@yahoo.com

Comments: I'm certain that my father's mother and father (grandfather Rogers and grandmother Marchant) emigrated to Lynn, Massachusetts from Yarmouth, NS around 1912. My parents are gone now and although father and mother never got to see Nova Scotia, I carry them in my heart with every visit.I remember my grandmother being called squaw and speaking only French. We were told her family owned an Indian trading post on an island. Someday I will stay long enough to research my heritage.Joyce (Rogers)Driscoll

Date: 8/26/2005
Name: Cheryl
Location: Ontario
E-Mail: CLDelaney3@yahoo.ca

Comments: I grew up coming to your Port Maitland Beach. My grandparents > Thomas Delaney < lived on what i believe was called Richmond Rd... Some of my best childhood memories are in and around your Yarmouth County..... and i still have a lot of family there ....!!!
Hi To ALL ................  :)

Date: 8/26/2005
Name: Nancy
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
E-Mail: nasb@socal.rr.com

Comments: In late Sept. we are thinking of taking the CAT from Bar Harbor to Yarmouth.  Is this too far for a one day trip?  We will have to pay for our full week in Southwest Harbor no matter what we do.  If it would be better to stay overnight in Yarmouth, would there be any inexpensive places to stay?
Thanks for your help with our first trip to your area.
Webmaster Comment: Link:  Grand Hotel Yarmouth:   http://rodd-hotels.ca/ourhotels/grand/packages.html

Date: 8/27/2005
Name: Jeff White
Location: Celina ,Ohio
E-Mail: djwhite@mercerhospital.com

Comments: I enjoyed the Kemptville site as I miss very much the trail and woods back to Oakland Lake. Hope to get back soon.

Date: 8/29/2005
Name: Rebecca
Location: Texas
E-Mail: camillelezard007@yahoo.com

Comments: What are autumns like.  IT seems more like pine tree country up there.  When does summer end?  How long is autumn?  It's very hot down here in Texas right now.  Sometimes it's like I've done something very bad and been sent to hell.  Traffic in Dallas...hmmm..sludge in the air, and freeways are a total misnomer....I was in Lansing, Michigan a little over a year ago.  Traffic on the worst days were Sunday midnights here if there isn't a wreck holding you up.  It's probably much cooler up there right now and the air would not make me cough.  Enjoy your peace and clean and the wonderful clear views. God bless you all with prosperous a year followed by a more prosperous year that is happy and filled with love.

Date: 8/29/2005
Name: Nicole Provost
Location: Louisbourg
E-Mail: nokomis2001ca@yahoo.ca

Comments: What terrific pics. It was great seeing my old home  
(Pic #0118). Keep up the good work. I will keep checking back.

Date: 8/30/2005
Name: Vona - Bubbles
Location: Toronto ON
E-Mail: voja1@rogers.com

Comments: I was so happy to have found this website, thanks to my sister Caroline who attend the 2000 reunion with her daugther Charlene my oldest sister Victoria (Vicky) who is now deceased.

Date: 8/30/2005
Name: Lily
Location: Camden, Maine
E-Mail: tunbridge@earthlink.net

Comments: I hope you don't mind, but this spectacular web site inspired me to purchase a parcel of land in Poirierville, before I even visited your beautiful Isle Madame!  I just returned from Isla Madame the other day, and of course I signed the papers to make the purchase complete!  My 12 year old daughter marianna loves the island, and we cannot wait to return in October.  I am looking forward to meeting all of my neghbors and hope we will become friends soon!
All my best to you,
Lily Filippi
(Italian and Swiss descent)

Date: 8/31/2005
Location: BOTHELL, WA

Comments: Note was attached that the shark pulled a 42foot boat for an hour before drowning.
I know that sharks only can drown when they stop so I was skeptical of the story.

Date: 8/31/2005
Name: ferg
Location: ottawwa



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