Thanks to Marilynn Linley for contributing these beautiful photos of the Fundy View Cemetery. You can see these photos in the gallery as well.
Here are my video highlights of Port Lorne's Canada Day celebration!
We have also added a gallery of images from the celebration courtesy of Jeanine at www.jeaninerose.com.
April 22, 2014 - There were smiles all around when West Nova MP Greg Kerr dropped by to congratulate Port Lorne's Fundy Hall on the receipt of a grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The Fundy Hall board had applied for the grant almost one year ago and welcomed this great news! Betty Hickman, Greg Kerr, Fundy Hall Chairman Ken Banks and Annapolis County Councillor Wayne Fowler were on hand to acknowledge the $15,519 contribution from the Government of Canada towards improvements at Fundy Hall. The work will include improved heating, insulation, new windows, washroom facilities and projection equipment.
I was never fortunate to see the Port Lorne Light in person. The story goes that it was removed without warning and replaced by the current metal light. I have wandered around the site of the original lighthouse and have found what appear to be the corners of the original foundation. I imagine that there are still remnants of the old lighthouse on the hill behind the fish houses where the demolished remains were reportedly dumped.
Last summer we returned to Port Lorne and realized that our bedroom was dark. We were used to the light shining in through our bedroom window, so the darkness was out of place. As the summer went on, we heard the rumor that the light was being decommissioned. I was worried about how our lobster fishermen would find their way back home without the beacon, but I suppose you don't make a living on the Bay of Fundy without knowing your way home in the dark!
So I got used to the darkness and realized the beauty of the Port Lorne night. There are more stars than I have ever seen. The Milky Way reaches across the sky and Andromeda can be seen right above where the light used to shine. Last summer,I even saw the Northern Lights across the Bay.
So we lost our lighthouse twice now, but we gained billions of lights that light up the dark skies of Port Lorne.
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