PICTOU – A candle light vigil will be held for five Woods Harbour fishermen lost at sea.
The Northumberland Fisheries Museum and the Town of Pictou will be hosting a ceremony at the Lighthouse Museum wharf on Pictou’s waterfront on Sunday at 7 p.m.
Michelle Davey of the Northumberland Fisheries Museum said residents of Woods Harbour are frequent visitors to the Pictou Lobster Carnival’s annual boat races and are friends with the fisheries museum.
She said the museum felt that something had to be done to let the Woods Harbour community know that they are supporting them during this difficult time in their lives.
Davey said some people have been designated to speak at the ceremony, prayers will be spoke and five minutes of silence will take place on the wharf. A handmade wooden lighthouse was also donated to the museum that will be made into a plaque and donated to the Woods Harbour community so it knows it has support from Pictou County.
Those in attendance are encouraged to bring their own candles and flashlights to the ceremony, but museum representatives will be handing out some as well.