Sea Change

“The monument, across from the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and just down from the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, lists more than 600 names, with many surnames repeated, etched on three-sided stone columns. It’s a powerful reminder of the deadly toll suffered in one profession in one town. Such memorials dot the towns throughout the South Shore. Not everyone is a fan. ‘I don’t like them,’ says Stewart Franck, who led the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia from 2011 to his retirement in July. ‘They leave spaces for names to be added.'”

Tavia Grant – The Globe and Mail – October 2017