Great site! Well done to all involved for getting this site up and running. Great way to promote the wonderful place many of us call home. I will be visiting often to see what is happening back home. Hope to see lots of family and friends when I come home for my annual summer visit.
My brother and I write and cohost a podcast called 'The Some Weird Podcast'. In Season 1, we are telling stories about folklore and weird history from our home province of Newfoundland. I am researching an episode in which we are covering strange stories from the sea and I stumbled across the story of Ann Harvey and Hairyman. I cannot wait to share it on the show! Great website! Hopefully I will be able to visit the real Isle Aux Morts in the near future.
A book Anastasia's Journey just out on Amazon that may be of interest: In 1930, Anastasia was sent from her home in Princeton to Isle aux Morts Newfoundland to care for her ailing grandmother. She resisted at first but was finally shamed into answering the call for the sake of family pride and duty. While in Isle aux Morts, seventeen year old Anastasia had many adventures including saving countless lives and falling in love. This is her story.
Forever thankful that Ann Harvey and Hairyman saved my 2 sets of GrGrGrandparents! Alexander and Mary Jane McAuley (who lost their first-born son in the wreck) as well as Margaret McGonigal. These two families did not know each other - however, their offspring ended up married in Nova Scotia! It's a small world afterall.
Visited Nfld. Aug.2016. Reason to find my family roots in I.A.M. Found family members and now learning more about my families heritage. My father, Woodrow Wilson Green, who joined the Armed Forces in Montreal, was from I.A.M. and always talked and visited Nfld. This was my first visit and I regret not making it earlier. What a beautiful place. Learned family was descendants of George and Jane Harvey and my Grt.Grt Grandfather was a Mi'kmaq. How awesome is that. Plan to visit soon and learn more.
I am hoping to visit in 2017 the Birthplace of my Father.
My gr gr gr gr gr grandmother is Ann Harvey. This website has been very helpful with my heritage fair project for school!
My great Grandmother was Margaret Harvey who married John Billard. I only found out about all the Harveys from being interested in genealogy and doing ancestry. Although I visited Burgeo, Ramea, Stephenville and Cornerbrook, I have not been to Isle aux Morts except to pass it on a coast boat years ago. Now I will surely have to visit the place. I love the website!
If not for the bravery of Ann Harvey and her dog I would not be writing this. My gr gr gr grandfather, William Ayers, was one of the survivors. I hope to make it to one of the Ann Harvey Days celebration.
My mother and father are from Isle Aux Morts.. Eliza Harvey and Joseph Ingram.. I still have family living there.. I miss the place.. Hope to get home soon...
love my home town. get to move back soon can't wait.
will always be sentimental about Isles aux Mortes. I am the great, great, great, great,great granddaughter of Ann Harvey and haven't been back since before my Grandmother Elizabeth Organ passed on. Lovely website...makes me homesick for the rock even though I wasn't raised that!
We arrived on our sailboat, Sunflower, on Sat, July 26. We came into the public dock during the middle of the Wharf Day at the Slipway. We had just completed a 250 NM sailing passage from northern Quebec and this was a WONDERFUL welcome to Isle aux Morts. We thoroughly enjoyed the Ann Harvey Days. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet and talk to many people at the festival. This is the second time we have sailed to Isle aux Morts from the northeast US (Boston) and we will be back again!
such a beautiful place..have just found out my birth father whom I have searched for for 35 years came from there and my grandfather was a well known musician..( nathan walters)..am excited to visit there as soon as I can..
Great job on the website..Love the pictures. I left home 32 yrs ago, and I am fortunate that I don't live too far away. I see the Ferry leaving daily for port aux basques. Wish I could go home more often. I will visit more often when I retire..Keep up the great work.. 😮
Love looking at the pictures of my hometown. Been gone almost 18 years but get homesick a lot.
I have been Living in Cape Breton for the past 27 Years, Isle-Aux-Morts will always be home...Many, Many great memories of our childhood days..I go home as often as I can, Just as often as I like...Keep up the awesome work on the website, it keeps the memories Fresh...
Well, just thought I would say hi. Love the website. Looking forward to seeing it grow and saying hi to family and friends. My mom was Peggy LeFresne, daughter of Dom & Vera who still love there. Will drop in often!
Beautiful Pictures. My father was a resident of Isle Aux morts.George Prosser. I still have relatives there and I am wanting to visit the area this summer
Great site. Makes me remember thks