Letters to the editor -
Sunday May 30, I sat here most of the day going through back issues of The Compass my sister had given me to read. I found the stories written about the state of Harbour Grace interesting.
I would like to say I grew up in the Bay Roberts area and moved to the big city of Toronto back in 1973 with my parents. I have now lived in Ontario for over 34 years.
Yes I know, 1973 and 34 years don't add up. That's because I moved back home for a little while and lived with my sister over in Bareneed.
My husband and I have purchased a house in Upper Island Cove, with the hopes of retiring in Newfoundland some day soon.
Last year our friends from Ontario, who had never been to Newfoundland before came home with us. We tried to show them as much history of the Avalon Peninsula area as we could. One place we took them was the plane (Spirit of Harbour Grace). Our friends read with interest all the information that is posted in the area about the plane and about Amelia Earthart Putnam.
I guess we weren't looking for the garbage because we didn't see it.
The "boat that don't float", always gets a visit from us every time we are home. Yes it would be great if something was actually done to the boat - maybe restored to its original condition so visitors could go out there as well. But like everything, it all takes money.
There is more and more done to the area every year we come home.
Keep up the good work you are doing to preserve the history of the area and be proud of what you have done. It looked great last year when we visited.
Norma and Brian Gough,