Watching the Nova Star arrive on April 16. SAM TURPIN PHOTO
Several local groups are arranging a welcome for the arrival of the Nova Star May 16
People are invited to the Cape Forchu lighthouse starting at 7 in the morning, to wave to those aboard the ferry as it sails past the cape to Yarmouth. Refreshments will be available for a minimal cost.
The RCMP in their traditional red serge will have a presence at the ferry terminal.
The High School/Maple Grove Memorial Club will be lining the Forest Street hill so visitors exiting the terminal property can see the youth with their Canadian flags. The Visitors’ Information Centre will also be open.
This will be the first time for the firing of the new swivel gun cannon on the waterfront. Although there have been some delays affecting the schedule, project leader David Olie says the gun will be in service and hopefully the 1790s period uniforms will be finished for the crew.
Rick Allwright, group sales coordinator for the Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism Association, says he hopes a lot of people turn out to greet the new ferry.
“We want to make sure that people do turn out to welcome the first visitors to come across.”