Thursday, August 9, 2007

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

Shipyard Heritage Park
Harvey Bank, Albert Co., N.B.

An Invitation, Aug. 11-12, 2007

Dear friends;
Last year we had a very successful opening of the Shipyard Park. Except for the sudden downpour, it was a wonderful occasion to celebrate the 168th anniversary of shipbuilder Gaius Turner's birth. For a few decades, that remarkable entrepreneur benevolently dominated our area, employing hundreds of people, working as our political representative and developing and enriching this area.

We've decided to make August 12 an annual occasion, not only celebrating our past but informing our visitors about the shipbuilding and shipping industries that played an important part in the history of the development of our country. Canadian-built ships were deemed to be among the best in the world. They carried not only goods and passengers, but the fame of Canadian achievement.Our celebration will take place at Harvey.

On Saturday, the 11th, there will be a one-day museum in the beautiful Harvey Hall, where artifacts and mementos pertaining to the shipbuilding industry and the lives of the workers and mariners will be on display.

On Sunday, at 1 p.m. a small celebration will take place in the Shipyard Park, after which we will enjoy a potluck picnic and some entertainment. (In case of wet weather this will be held in the Harvey Hall.)We hope to see you there.
Mary Majka

Schedule
Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., One-day museum at Harvey Community Hall, 29 Mary's Point Rd.
Sun., 1 p.m., Ceremony and picnic at Shipyard Heritage Park, 161 Mary's Point Rd.

P.S. The tide will be high in mid-day. For those interested in viewing the migrant shorebirds at Mary's Point the birds will be present on the beach from about 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m on Sunday.


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