Vandals strike at Delaps Cove

Lawrence Powell
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Cliffs, rocks, boat tagged; monument toppled

By Lawrence Powell

The Spectator

Annapolis County Recreation Manager Debra Ryan is wondering why somebody would vandalize a wilderness trail. So are hikers who love Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail on Annapolis County’s Fundy shore.

The county recreation staff recently learned about vandalism at Bohaker Trail and Cove at the Delaps Cove wilderness Trail.

The cliffs at the falls area have been spray painted with racist and homophobic slogans including “white power” and “no homo.” As well, the Meier Point monument has been toppled and the interpretive signs taken down and carried to other locations.

“The Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail is a destination for many visitors from Annapolis County and throughout the world,” said Ryan. “The vandalism is appalling to see and so disrespectful.”

She said the RCMP has been contacted.

Meier Point was opened in 2012 on landed donated to the county and the monument was placed there at that time.

“We will be sending staff over to fix the vandalism and if there are folks that would like to be help please let us know,” Ryan said.

She said if people would like to be friends of Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail and help keep a watchful eye on it, please contact her at or 532-3139.


Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Annapolis County

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Recent comments

  • Celes Davar
    June 20, 2014 - 23:01

    This is the kind of situation where setting up a trail cam will be helpful if they return.

  • Joan
    June 06, 2014 - 13:44

    A tad more than " vandals " .....try the words ...... Hate Crime .... Racist .... Homophobic .... I hope the police are investigating it as such ! Far too much of this goes on ...especially on Social Media , free speech this is NOT !

    • Ella
      June 06, 2014 - 14:07

      Joan, I'm fairly certain what we're seeing here is the work of young people being idiotic. I'm fairly certain trying a 13 year old tagger as an adult would be a bit excessive. Perhaps the schools need to deal with this? Until you reach a certain age, words like this have no real impact. Kids throw around hate speech all the time. It's to be expected but it is ALSO to be dealt with the second they start inevitably doing things like this. Kids aren't born knowing what is ok and what isn't. They learn by example so we as adults have to set the example we want to see in the kids we interact with. Instead of just vaguely petitioning to turn them over to authorities. Give them a chance to see that what they did is hateful and wrong. Most children aren't sociopaths, immune to the feelings of others. They're just dumb, impulsive and full of energy.

  • Marcia Sanford
    June 06, 2014 - 11:17

    Discusting . Can we set up donations for a reward?