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Everyday Life & Observations in Digby & Area

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Thanksgiving Service

on September 16, 2012

While on our travels of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia we happened along the Fishermens’ Memorial on Bluenose Drive.

The memorial is made up of eight triangular columns of black granite arranged as a compass rose, inscribed with the names of seamen and ships who never made it back.

Picture of a Compass Rose

It just so happens the annual Lunenburg Seamen’s Thanksgiving Service was taking place. Every year the community gives thanks for those seafaring residents returning safely and also to remember those who did not.

Floral wreaths, some in memory of seafarers lost and some to honour a specific loved one, are carried down the street to the Freedom 99 after the church service. They are then passed to the crew and gently carried to the bow.

The Freedom 99 leaves the dock, carrying the memorial wreaths where they will be committed to the sea. A sombre affair but too very real the dangers of a fisherman.

On the way back home, spirits are brightened with these beautiful lawn chairs (all for sale).

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2 responses to “Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Thanksgiving Service

  1. teegee says:

    K. Too many filters! 🙂

  2. teegee says:

    I wanna’ be in purple (royal) chair, with Bandit in lap. He’ll will not be impressed. Probably, he’ll be asleep. Snoring!

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