Friday, December 22, 2017

Friday Finds

Starts with  Y

The first will be the same, except we’ll work our way through the alphabet. The second and third will be different each time.
Hosted by Friday Finds and this is V4 or round 4!!!

Eh to Zed

For this round of the alphabet I am going to celebrate Canada's 150 birthday by showcasing towns across the county.
We'll be criss-crossing across the country, from the Atlantic coast of the Maritime provinces of Nova Scota, New Brunswick and PEI to Ontario then to Alberta back to Ontario and into Quebec and then way out west to the Pacific coast in British Columbia. We also stop in Manitoba, Saskatchewan. We covered 9 of the 10 provinces.

Starts with Y

Yarmouth is a port town located on the Bay of Fundy in southwestern Nova Scotia.

Long connected to fishing due to its proximity to Georges Bank, the town is located in the heart of the world's largest lobster fishing grounds and as a result receives Canada's largest lobster landings each year.

Lost To The Sea Memorial

The year 1879 was a disastrous one for Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, with no fewer than 31 vessels lost along with 106 persons. The ships lost were among the best of the Yarmouth fleet, some carrying valuable cargoes, while the loss of life left 26 widows and 99 children to mourn husbands and fathers.

One instance alone was that of the schooner Boadicea, 79 tons; she sailed from Yarmouth for Martinique with a general cargo, but was not heard of afterwards. Her crew, consisting of six men, left five widows and sixteen fatherless children.

Of particular importance in the names listed on the monument are those citizens of Yarmouth County who have been lost at sea as a result of the fishing industry, Yarmouth's longest and continuing seafaring industry. An example of losses in this sector was the tragic loss of life when the herring seiner Silver King was run down by tugboat Ocean Rockswift in August 1967.

I had to google seiner - A seine is a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water with its bottom edge held down by weights and its top edge buoyed by floats.

Tree - lots of Christmas trees around town.

This one is in Union Station.


1 comment:

  1. sure is a deadly occupation. Merry Christmas Jackie.


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