Tag Archives: Digby wharf.

Prepping for Dumping Day in LFA 35 October 14

The Digby Wharf is looking even more colourful than usual as boats are stacked high with lobster traps, rope and buoys for this year’s Dumping Day on October 14. Chris Hersey is the captain of the Miss Addie, which he runs with crewmates and Mark Hersey, and is putting the final touches on the gear aboard his boat to get it ready for its first day on the water this season. He spent around twelve hours total setting everything up, and make six truck trips to get the buoys down to the wharf. It’s a process each fisherman handles differently, said Hersey. “One guy showed up two weeks ago. It’s different for everyone, and some people are doing it earlier this year,” says Hersey. click here to read the story 15:19

Man overboard safety drills catch several participants at Digby Wharf

Get ready, be prepared, do some drills, and know your tools. Those are the words of safety drill facilitator Tommy Harper who, along with executive director Amanda Dedrick, safety advisor Matthew Duffy and demo diver Brandon Fitzgerald, conducted a man overboard safety drill at Digby Wharf September 14. These four work with the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia to promote safe practices for commercial fishermen through their program, Are You Ready. “We work to ensure safety is a priority on the water, and want to spread that message across the province,” said Harper. click here to read the story 11:31

Reg Hazelton has seen a lot of changes over the 70 years he’s been hanging around the Digby wharf. Story of an old wharf rat

The chair of the Digby Harbour Port Association first came down to the wharf as a youngster in the early 1940s. “If our parents knew the stuff we were up to,” he says without finishing the sentence. “We’d be crawling around under the wharf throwing rocks at rats.” That’s one change – there are no more rats to speak of around the wharf. [email protected] 23:11