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For a new and upcoming exhibit at the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse in Gros Morne National Park, Parks Canada is hoping to hear your memories and stories about the use of traditional distress signals in emergency situations. Have there been any shipwrecks or other emergencies in your community? How did people communicate that their boats were in distress? What local stories are attached?
Shirley Alyward from Parks Canada provided this quote as an example:"Mr Gordon Caines of Norris Point put out a sweater with its arms halfway up his ship pole that indicated to the Young family on shore that a boat was in distress."
Shirley would love to hear from you. She can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, and as always, stay safe!