West Pubnico Wharf fonds

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West Pubnico Wharf fonds

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  • [19-?] (Creation)
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    d'Entremont, Hector, 1918-1987

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8 cm of textual records

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(1918-1987)

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Hector B. d'Entremont was born in West Pubnico on March 21, 1918 to James Gilbert (Jim à Nicholas) and Hélène Elisabeth-Anne d'Entremont (Eliza-Anne). In 1941 he obtained his BA at St. Anne's University in Church Point, NS. Later that same year he enlisted in the Canadian Air Force until 1946. In the autumn of 1946, he enrolled in St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, and later finished his studies at the Technical College in Halifax where he graduated as a civil engineer. He was employed by the Nova Scotia Power Corporation. He married Elise d'Eon (à John E.) and had 4 children - Jocelin, Josette, Nathan, and Jean-Pierre. He was a brother to Père Clarence. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 66, Knights of Columbus, West Pubnico, and St. Peter's Church choir and of Les Chanteurs de la Baronnie. He has published a book entitled "Église Saint-Pierre de Pubnico-Ouest, Nouvelle-Écosse-notes Personnelles de Hector B. d'Entremont. Hector died on October 22, 1987, the same day his book was released.
The first section of the Long Wharf (Grand Quai, Government Wharf) was constructed with earth in 1885-6. The following year a second part of wood was constructed to make the Long Wharf a total of 666 feet (203 meters) long. The wooden part of the wharf was demolished in 1955 by hurricane Edna, and then most of what was left of the wharf was demolished by cutting the posts.

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(1885-1955)

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The first section of the Long Wharf (Grand Quai, Government Wharf) was constructed with earth in 1885-6. The following year a second part of wood was constructed to make the Long Wharf a total of 666 feet (203 meters) long. The wooden part of the wharf was demolished in 1955 by hurricane Edna, and then most of what was left of the wharf was demolished by cutting the posts.

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Records were collected from the Department of Public Works by Hector d'Entremont, brother of Pere Clarence, and given to Pere Clarence who donated it to the Societe Historique de Pubnico-Ouest.

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Fonds consists of correspondence and documents dating from the year 1901 to 1955.

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Fragile, some of the documents are largely missing due to being eaten by mice.

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Some records are in French and English.

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1998.3-f19

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