My flight from St. Lewis to Mary’s Harbour was a short one – only about five minutes or so! And my walk to the school from the plane was even shorter – the school is right next door to the airport!
Mary's Harbour pedestrian bridge (foreground), airport (left) and school (right). Everything was so close together - at least, everywhere I needed to go!
And the students in that school seemed like a great bunch – the grade 8s certainly had lots to talk about, but that just means that they have good class discussions! And it means that they have lots of stories to tell, which is great for my School Days at Them Days project!
The high school students were also getting ready for their grad when I was there (it was definitely grad season when I was going around) and they did an amazing job preparing the gym for the big night. Con’grads’ to all the graduates!
I got a nice foot-tour of Mary’s Harbour from a lady I’d met at the credit union and her chatty, outgoing son. He was only seven, but he taught me lots about birds and wildlife in the area. 🙂 I’m sure he’ll grow up to be a great ornithologist someday.
More White Houses in Mary's Harbour! (This makes it a little difficult for directions sometimes.)
These boats are just waiting to get out on the water! You'll be out there soon, boats!
While I was in Mary’s Harbour, I visited the Harbourview Manor to get some interviews, and I ended up meeting a cousin of my grandmother’s! I wasn’t expecting to find family there, but somehow that always happens in Labrador. 🙂
The St. Mary's River was flowing fast when I was there. Apparently this is a good river for salmon!
There are actually two bridges over the river and they are side-by-side! The old bridge is now used by pedestrians and the new bridge is larger for cars and trucks. The pedestrian bridge has displays with interesting facts about the town on it. Very interesting!
A fact I learned: Mary’s Harbour used to be called St. Mary’s River, until (you guessed it) the name changed in 1951 when a post office was established and the name was changed so as not to confuse it with St. Mary’s in Newfoundland.
Wow…I didn’t know I had so much to say about Mary’s Harbour! I guess I’ll have to stop by sometime again as well!