Column: Through My Father’s Eyes

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Through My Father’s Eyes

Snippet: I’ve been on many vessels in my lifetime—Marine Atlantic ferries, dories, whale-watching boats, the Bluenose II and other tall ships—but none moved me like the one I toured in September. It had nothing to do with glamour or speed or the people I met. That day on that ship was all about the memories.

I hadn’t planned to visit HMCS Sackville, but while on the Halifax waterfront, I came upon the retired Canadian Corvette, bobbing gently at dockside. When I looked up the gangplank, I imaged my father embarking. He had served aboard Sackville when it was a research vessel for the Department of Marine and Fisheries between 1958 and 1962.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

HMCS Sackville

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